Umngazi Hotel & Spa – An ideal 2022 family holiday destination

Umngazi Hotel & Spa, an award-winning hotel, on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, is an ideal spot for a completely relaxing holiday.  When visiting Umngazi you can actively engage your sense of adventure, whether it be outside exploring or inside relaxing.  This is the place of real experiences that will leave a lasting impression when you visit this breathtaking part of the Wild Coast.

At Umngazi the kids are kept entertained with daily activities and there is a nanny service available for parents who would like to enjoy well-deserved quality time together.  A newly surfaced tennis court, a fully air-conditioned and well-equipped gym, SUP boarding, kayaks, walks, hikes, trails and an award-winning spa, located up on the hillside with breathtaking views, are all available for guests to enjoy.

Guests are treated to comfortable thatched accommodation, tucked against the hillside along the Umngazi River, with delightful views of the gardens, estuary and coastline.  Umngazi’s romantic suites are perfect for those looking to escape and reconnect with their loved ones.  These suites are situated close to the river mouth and enjoy exclusive access to the Emlonyeni private lounge and pool deck.

All rooms at Umngazi enjoy ensuite bathrooms |An outside shower |Two single beds (or large king size) |Tea and coffee facilities |Patio

Dining at Umngazi

One of the many highlights when visiting Umngazi is the dining experience which includes 3 delicious meals per day.  And for those looking to celebrate a special occasion there are two magical private dining venues available to hire.

Guests can look forward to fresh, healthy meals each day, beautifully laid out in Umngazi’s relaxed dining space. The outside Deck, which overlooks the swimming pool with serene river views beyond, is an idyllic spot for al fresco dining.

The kids dining room is situated adjacent to the main dining room.  This bright and airy facility is equipped with high chairs, a communal dining table, separate fridge and a microwave – all of which creates a cozy and inter-active environment in which kids can enjoy a meal under your supervision.

Both the Green Door Wine Cellar and the Riverside Gazebo are available to hire to celebrate a special occasion. Perfect for an exclusive and memorable evening of intimate dining.

For an added culinary experience guests can take a short ferry cruise or paddle up river to a secluded destination where a buffet breakfast is set out amid the vibrant indigenous bush.

Should you wish to spend the day exploring away from the hotel, beautifully crafted picnic baskets packed with fresh and decadent snacks for you to enjoy are available to order.

Umngazi Spa

Up on the hillside is the Umngazi spa – a delightful haven offering considerably more than the norm.  Guests are spoilt with amazing views and the opportunity to constantly admire the vistas on show.  Dedicated and professional therapists are on hand with a full range of treatments and therapies for guests to choose from.  A highlight of any treatment is soaking up the outdoor sounds of the calming ocean and abundant bird life while being truly and completely pampered.  The beautiful spa bath is a real treat for couples looking to indulge in time with each other, where time slows down long enough to a chilled bottle of bubbles.

Umngazi offers a variety of 2022 out-of-season promotions and packages that are ideal for all who are not bound to the annual school holiday calendar.  Email us on and we will do our best to help you.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Umngazi.