Mbotyi River Lodge
Mbotyi in Pondoland on the Eastern Cape coastline is still wild. Situated in
a wilderness area at the mouth of the Mbotyi River it is the perfect place for a
peaceful, tranquil or adventurous getaway.
The resort is 26km from Lusikisiki, easily accessible by car and has an excellent airstrip available at the nearby Magwa.
Inspanned oxen pulling heavy loads are a common sight on the beach. Goats and cattle drink from the lagoon while bathers enjoy themselves in the nearby surf. Time has stood still at Mbotyi, little has changed in the last 50 - 100 years. The local people are warm, interesting and accommodating, willing to share their piece of paradise with visitors.
Mbotyi is surrounded by dense indigenous forests, waterfalls gushing into steep gorges or down cliffs straight into the sea. The Magwa Tea Corporation with the biggest tea plantation in the southern hemisphere lies at the top of the escarpment. There are endless breathtaking views, from numerous viewpoints.
Activities abound, hiking trails to suit everyone - coastal, inland, forests, easy or tough, each trail an adventure revealing the beauty and the secrets of Pondoland.
Scenic 4 x 4 drives to many waterfalls and viewpoints.
Horse Riding, experience the magic of riding along the foothills and the beaches of Mbotyi
Fishing, Rock, surf and fly fishing, we offer it all. More than 800 species of marine fish occur in this area, bring your fishing license.
Take a paddle and canoe and venture out on the large lagoon where cows will most probably be waiting on the island.
Take a mountain bike, routes to suit every rider from a gentle ride to a daunting climb up the escarpment.
Whales and Dolphins are frequently spotted from Mbotyi especially during the annual Sardine Run during June, July and August.
Mbotyi is renowned for the abundant bird life as well as Lepidoptery.
Facilities exist for small conferences up to 50 people
This is the ideal place for an unforgettable wedding!!
- Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
- AA Highly Recommended
- air conditioner (some units)
- airport transfers
- babysitting service
- beach (absolutely on the beach)
- beach (less than 500m)
- DSTV in communal area
- fishing onsite
- horse riding onsite
- internet facilities
- lake onsite
- laundry facilities onsite
- lock-up safe
- nature trail onsite
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- private airfield (less than 15km)
- tea / coffee making facilities
- tumble dryer onsite
- washing machine onsite