12 kilometres off R61 into Port St Johns right in the centre of the Wild Coast, Umngazi Hotel and Spa positioned right next to the Umngazi beach. With a backdrop of the community and low vallies of the Wild Coast along the river bank – the Hotel serves as a key establishment attracting tourist into the Wild Coast, with a 4 Star grading and an excellent service – you are sure to experience an International adventure.
The peaceful drive into the establishment culminates you into the culture of the area – as the sea breeze pierces through your skin, you are bound to lock out the world and its pressure, find yourself into comfort and an environment which is soothing for the soul and good for your health.
This past weekend for me was an awakening experience, I learnt that beyond my desk at work chasing stories , driving home every night, the world is full of life! Umngazi Hotel and Spa was able to unlock a world in me I never thought existed ; peace, self love and self worth. Spending time there was as good as a fresh breathe of Spring, cultivated me into the nature and the universe.
I have done travel adventures in my existence but I cannot recall an experience that will better my one night at Umngazi Hotel and Spa, from arrival being welcomed by lovely staff and warm smiles, I knew I was home.
I was fortunate enough to make it just before lunch ended, that was a highlight of my arrival, I don’t know of any other establishment with so much to it in one day. As if I I did not have enough from the lunch, as I was sitting by the pool side I was told it was already time for an afternoon tea served with my favourite vanilla cupcakes and some goodies. In a few hours I was booked a lovely 40 minutes cruise from 5pm into the Umngazi River where Fish Eagles have nestled, With other species such as the African Black Duck,Brown Snake Eagle, Cape Crow as well as the African Emerald Cuckoo.
I have always visioned of a candle lit Dinner and I never thought I would really end up experiencing it so soon, after the cruise I spent some time at 16 A(my hotel room) alone and reflected on my wonderful day, I prepared for Dinner just after 7pm and made my way to the Dining Hall, the ambiance as I was dining for me that was a seller, the tranquility that exuded such amount of peace and drew me into the love breathed atmosphere, traveling has never felt so enticing.
Wondering what other activities to do during your stay? If you are sporting individual – a tennis court is at your disposal, a table tennis right in the entertainment room, a lavish SPA experience and the cruise that is available as per booking. You can also hop onto the gondola that takes you to Umngazi Beach, spend some quiet time there while enjoying the scenery of the Wild Coast and Umngazi View.
The Wild Coast is fast paced becoming the Go To travel haven – With Umngazi Hotel and Spa being the absolute place of recharge as it attracts travelers from across the Country and the entire African continent.
The harmony that is contained at Umngazi Hotel and Spa is a call for every traveler to find and own, live and take away into the world.