Mbotyi River Lodge - Mbotyi, Wild Coast

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Mbotyi River Lodge

Mbotyi, Wild Coast - Accommodation

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Get accommodation in Mbotyi Eastern Cape at Mbotyi River Lodge- a 3 star-rated family hotel on the stunning wild coast. Pondolands best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean.

This Mbotyi accommodation is the perfect place for anyone looking for a peaceful and tranquil holiday or for the adventurous wanting to explore the many beautiful and wild treasures this scenic coast has to offer.

Adventure abounds, visit all the amazing waterfalls such as Waterfall Bluff, Magwa, Frasers and plenty more, ride a horse on the beach, feast your eyes on endless glorious views, fantastic bird watching opportunities, canoe on the estuary, explore secluded beaches, amazing hiking trails, cycle routes to challenge the daring, as well as experience pure serenity.

Mbotyi River Lodge has 48 en suite rooms dotted around the spacious grounds and is situated only 50 meters from the beach. There are 36 Log cabins, 12 rooms in thatched units and 12 rooms that interconnect so it is perfect for families. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, safe, ceiling fan, fridges and air-conditioning.

This family accommodation has a trampoline, kids swimming pool and jungle gym to keep children entertained as well as a beautiful crystal clear pool and wooden deck for the adults.

All rooms have a private balcony or patio to enjoy the wonderful views whether it is of the sea, lagoon or valley. Mbotyi River Lodge has indigenous forests, tree plantations and an estuary that makes this Mbotyi accommodation a wonderland in the Wild Coast.

Mbotyi River Campsite:

The campsite is a joint venture between the Mbotyi community and Mbotyi Campsite and is a separate business from the Mbotyi River Lodge.

The campsite has eight kitchen areas, a dining area that can be used by all campers, male and female ablutions, electricity, water, 24 hour security and Braai areas.

There are also three self catering pondo huts that sleep six people each and two rooms that sleep two people each, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds.

Facilities & Amenities includes:

Facilities available at Mbotyi River Lodge, Mbotyi, Wild Coast

Establishment Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Children Welcome
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gay Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Mastercard
  • Pools
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Visa
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non Smoking

Accreditations & Gradings:

Accreditations for Mbotyi River Lodge, Mbotyi, Wild Coast

  • AA Travel Guides
  • Tourism Grading Council

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Directions to Mbotyi River Lodge

Map of Mbotyi River Lodge in Mbotyi, Wild Coast


Directions to Mbotyi River Lodge

GPS Co-Ordinates: 29° 25' 4.4" E / 31° 20' 2" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Mbotyi River Lodge in Mbotyi, Wild Coast

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: M65, La Mercy 4405, South Africa
Distance: 353 km / Duration: 4 hours 18 mins
1. Head southeast 1.3 km
2. Take the 1st left onto Mdloti St
Toll road
1.7 km
3. Continue onto M65
Toll road
0.7 km
4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
Partial toll road
150 km
5. Continue onto R61 35.1 km
6. Turn left to stay on R61 62.2 km
7. Turn left onto Upper Main St 1.1 km
8. Continue onto R61 27.8 km
9. Turn left to stay on R61 61.8 km
10. Turn right 77 m
11. Turn left 2.0 km
12. Turn left 1.9 km
13. Slight right 7.8 km

Nearest Airport

King Shaka International Airport - Durban


In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

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