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About N'taba River Lodge

Nestled between towering cliffs and set in tropical gardens on the banks of the Umzimvubu River, N'taba River Lodge is a small family lodge offering a perfect mixture of Wild Coast hospitality and homely comfort. Inspired by African, ethnic design the creation of this intimate Lodge, offers a mixture of contemporary finishes in a rustic setting. Holidaymakers seeking a place to get in touch with nature can find it all here!Accommodation is in spacious and hugely comfortable cottage-style bungalows, each with its own private bathroom or shower. All rooms have their own verandah with breathtaking views of mountain and river.

Beach: We are situated up the Estuary about 3 kms from the Beach.

Spa: N’taba River Lodge & Spa is a full service day spa with skilled therapists. Our expertise ranging from skin care, facials, hot stone massage to couples massage are guaranteed to rejuvenate and relax your spirit and senses.

Golf: Port St Johns has a 9 hole Golf course

Conference Venues: Our conference venue can accommodate up to 60 delegates. We provide a projector, P.A System, flip charts and whiteboards.

Family friendly: Unfortunately, we are not child friendly

Romantic: We offer Spa Packages for couples, Hydro-therapy and Spa Bath. Ideal for couples in general. A large range of treatments are available.

Covid Safety Approved: Appointment of a Compliance Officer to screen guest and sign a medical questionnaire. Educating staff Importance of washing hands . PPE and Social distancing is mandatory

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Children under 12 years are not welcome
Cribs/ Extra Mattresses are not available
Extra beds in a room is not available.
Extra persons NOT BOOKED will have to occupy a Single Room at the relevant rate.

N'taba River Lodge Rooms

Reviews for N'taba River Lodge

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Ongeza Ntlabati
21 September 2020

I really enjoyed my stay and the hospitality is always outstanding, would love an upgrade in the tv package.

Naomi Moloto
04 January 2020

Very friendly service. Beautiful place to stay.

Roger Hermans
13 March 2018

No info at all,no tourics info availibel,No hospeyality on arivalBooking first night was not registeredKitchen and restaurand personell was fantasticThe total needs to be refressed

Maretha Kriel
11 April 2017

The accommodation and surroundings were absolutely beautiful.

Myron Ruth, Canada
11 October 2016

We spent 2 nights at the river lodge in room Madiba A. It was a wonderful large room right on the rivers edge with a large balcony. It was very restful and peaceful with many birds singing and the sound of the river lapping on the shore. The decor of the room was beautiful and had a wonderfully appointed bathroom with a copper tub. Our only suggestion for improvement would be for the lighting. There were some nice sconces and pendant lights, but the light in the bathroom was terrible. A fluorescent fixture above the door gave it an institutional feel, and there was not enough light at...
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N'taba River Lodge is 4.3km from the centre of Port St Johns , the nearest airport 95.4km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling