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Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

Address Golf Course Drive, First Beach, Port St Johns, Wild Coast
Phone Phone: 047 564 1741
Cellphone: 0827689577
Rates High Season: From R280 - R450
Rates Off Season: From R280 - R450
Cards Accepted: VisaMastercard
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Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House is situated on densely forested dunes overlooking the majestic Umzimvubu River Mouth and mighty Indian Ocean on First Beach. We are within comfortable walking distance from the town center, various restaurants & bars.

This family run business has been operational for 9 years and we guarantee unmistakable South African hospitality … whether for a holiday, business trip or just passing by, we pledge satisfaction, value for money and fond memories. Experience the incredible scenic beauty of the Wild Coast.

Port St. Johns:
Port St. Johns is situated halfway between East London and Durban, on the Wildcoast (Transkei). The coast of the old Transkei (now part of the Eastern Cape Province) is known as the Wildcoast.

Exploring the Wild Coast is a delight for the nomad. There are lagoons, cliffs, palm trees, arum lilies, sandy bays and rivers reaching the sea in deep valleys, many of them finding their way through the hills in incredibly involved convolutions. The road to any coastal point leads through unforgettable scenery, offering innumerable interesting glimpses of the way of life of a people living in a manner totally different from that of Europe or Asia.

Between Mount Thesiger and Mount Sullivan, the majestic Umzimvubu River flows and reaches the sea in a setting of tremendous cliffs densely covered in sub-tropical forest – it is here where you’ll find Port St. Johns!!!

Few people visit Port St. Johns without being captivated. It is an easy-going place where formal dress is unknown. There is little doubt that together with its surroundings, it is a Paradise, be it for the artist, photographer, naturalist, botanist, or for those just seeking peace and relaxation. It is a lovable, unspoilt “destination”, with no pretence of being anything else.

There are three superb beaches, several rocky headlands, boating up the river and many paths leading through the forest to scenic spots.

The climate is perfect for holidays all year round, with sea temperatures high enough for even mid-winter bathing. Fruit like banana, paw-paw, mango, litchi & avocado, which are grown in the river valley, are sold at roadside stalls.

Craft such as beadwork, baskets and walking sticks, made by locals are also available to purchase.
Follow the R61 from Mthatha or Lusikisiki. Enter Port St. Johns (pass Tourist Information Centre). At first stop, turn left towards First Beach (Main Street). Continue straight until on gravel road, 150 m on your right is Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House.

Alternative route:
Once in Main Street, drive until Berea Road, turn right. Continue keeping left, pass the police station on your left, then first road left again. Continue until first road left again, then on the right entrance to Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House.

GPS Co-Ordinates:
Latitude: - 31.63179
Longitude: 29.544697

Services, Features and Activities

• Nelson Mandela Museum, Umtata - 98 km
• Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay - 200 kms
• Nature Reserve - 6 kms
• Airstrip - 10 kms
• Beaches - 6 kms
• Sulphur Springs - 8 kms
En Suite Bathroom, Tea/Coffee, TV in Room, Internet, Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Safe Facilities, All children welcome, SecureParking
4x4 Trails, Bike Trails, Bird Watching, Golf, Hiking
Room Options
Single, Twin, Double, Honeymoon