Port St Johns

Umzimvubu Retreat - Port St Johns


Erf 380

First Beach Road

Port St Johns

Eastern Cape

South Africa



+27 (0)47 5641741


+27 (0)82 686 4641

Surrounded by virgin forests and an unadulterated African landscape of mountains, river and ocean views, this well-maintained property consists of three adjoining houses and functions both as a guest house and self-catering establishment.

We provide true South African hospitality combined with a homely atmosphere in which guests are treated as friends. Umzimvubu Retreat has been beautifully restored. The woodwork finish extends a subtle charm to the warm atmosphere.

The guestrooms are spotlessly clean and comfortably equipped. All rooms have TV's, tea/coffee and ceiling fans. (Limited DStv is available). Selected rooms are available where children are able to share with parents at a minimal rate. The honeymoon suite is enormous and offers all required amenities with awe inspiring views (even from the bathroom). The majority of the rooms have excellent views (you can actually watch whales from your room!) and have private entrances and patios where one can relax and enjoy the scenery and abundant birdlife, lulled by the sounds of the ocean.

Gigantic breakfasts are served daily in true South African tradition, the selections regularly being varied & as a rule including fresh fruit salad, yoghurts and cereals. Select from Cappuccino, Latte or Espresso at the coffee station or enjoy a lovely cup of tea. A nice touch is that coffee and homemade biscuits/rusks are on hand at all times for guests who become peckish. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and fine dining at what is arguably the best food in town right at the guesthouse. Set-menu options are traditional SA cooking – all food are prepared freshly on site. A selection of wines is available. Dinner by Appointment Only.

Overall the dining room has an aura of understated elegance and sophistication without being overly formal. The prompt, friendly service provided by the hosts adds to the cosy atmosphere, making dinner a relaxed, memorable experience. Laundry, fax and Wi-Fi facilities and free tea and coffee are at hand.

1 Honeymoon suite, 4 double en-suite rooms, 2 twin bedded rooms & 4 single en-suite rooms.

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Self-catering options and rates are available on request.

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