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Honeymoon In Local Paradise

In 1925 the Leach family established a trading post on the site, and built a few small bungalows for visitors from the gold mines. It was this small outpost that formed the nucleus of the present day hotel named Umngazi River Bungalows, which has become a popular honeymoon destination.

Together with it’s location on this pristine stretch of coastline, Umngazi’s laidback atmosphere, warm local hospitality, and abundant facilities, has earned it a reputation as one of South Africa’s most popular and picturesque honeymoon destinations. For more info visit

Nestled on the magnificent Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape, close to Port St Johns, the award-winning Umngazi River Bungalows offers complete pampered relaxation and escape from city living. Set on an estuary within a unique eco-paradise, overlooking stretches of unspoilt, golden beaches, ‘Umngazi’ is a romantic honeymoon. Umngazi gets its name from the ancient Pondo history, when the legendary King Faku found it necessary to execute his enemies at Mlengana (Execution) Rock, their blood “igazi” literally ran down the streams into the river into what is known as the Umngazi River. With its tastefully decorated and modern facilities, Umngazi River Bungalows hosts a variety of stimulating outdoor and indoor activities, including: hiking, swimming (pool, river & sea), canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, wine-tasting, outdoor dining, sunset cruises, tennis, snooker, mangrove walks, birding, gym or relaxing treatments in the Spa. In particular, the Gym and Spa, with their breathtaking panoramic views to rival the world’s best, allow every guest a healthy environment in which to unwind in sheer comfort and luxury.

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