at the mouth of the Mbotyi River and tidal estuary is Mbotyi River Lodge. Nestled
between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean, it
is the perfect venue for anyone looking for a peaceful and tranquil holiday or
for the adventurer wanting to explore the many beautiful and wild treasures this
coast has to offer. The 48 upmarket rooms in the lodge consist of en-suite double
and twin bedrooms in either of 36 wooden cabins or 12 thatch bungalows.
is situated 26 kilometres from Lusikisiki and the road is easily accessible by
motor car. There is a small portion of gravel road, which is in good condition.
A short distance from the turn-off lies the Magwa Tea Plantation and it feels
as if the beauty of the valleys and hills of this magnificent tea plantation transports
one back into history.
a very short drive, the landscape changes dramatically with deep gorges filled
with lush vegetation, waterfalls and then comes the descent through the Mqaba
Forest which is teeming with fauna and flora that is waiting to be discovered.
Mbotyi River Lodge is at the end of the road and the beginning of a new and wonderful
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River Lodge has beautiful sea and lagoon facing rooms each with their own unique
view and ambiance. Whether you prefer the rustic thatch or the log cabins, the
rooms are comfortable, upmarket and cosy with en- suite bathroom.
The 12 "upgraded"
log cabin rooms have additional air-conditioning, television and bar fridge.
the rooms have either a balcony or patio where guests can sit and hear the rumble
of the ocean or the cry of the fish eagles while admiring the view of the forest,
sea or lagoon.
focus of the Mbotyi River Lodge cuisine is on taste and quality. Yes, the emphasis
is on simple dishes that delight the palate and enhance your day and stay.
comprises nourishing English style fare or, if you prefer, something less filling.
Lunches are a tasty interlude of salads, pastas and paté. Dinners feature
a wide variety of dishes to suit every palate, from seafood to steaks, from casseroles
to wonderful chicken selections and hors de'oeuvres and desserts to bring you
back again and again.
variety of cuisine is also reflected in the different themes: there are buffets
and braais and for the more adventuresome - a picnic! The long bar and games room,
situated adjacent to the dining room, enjoy awesome views of the Mbotyi beach
and river mouth. Wicked shooters, tasty G & T's, bitterly cold beers and mineral
waters are but a few of the favourites served.
literal translation of Mbotyi is Place of Beans. This is because the rich climate
and fertile soils are conducive to the production of excellent beans. The history
of Mbotyi River Lodge is equally fertile. A landscape in which time has stood
still and which is breathtaking in its beauty is punctuated by romantic figures
and strange occurrences. By piecing together some anecdotes from the past with
a little factual information, it is hoped that the history of Mbotyi River Lodge
will be brought alive.