Umngazi Wild Coast Retreat

Umngazi Wild Coast Retreat
Untouched Wild Coast Nature – Relaxation – Sunset Boat Cruises – Beach – Sea – Lagoon – Walking – Swimming – Birding – Fishing – Exploring – Magical Flight to the Wild Coast

Join our 2023 scheduled departures:
09-13 Oct 2023 (4 nights)
Minimum 6 / Maximum 7 guests. Bookings close 8 weeks prior to departure

Enquiries/Bookings: /
Tel/WhatsApp: Derek 082 889 3516 / Megan 082 652 5777 / Natalie WhatsApp messages +64 27 211 0067

Umngazi Wild Coast Retreat at the stunning Umngazi Hotel & Spa is nestled alongside the Umngazi River, 20kms south of Port St Johns, on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape is the idyllic setting for an unforgettable Hosted Retirement Retreat to Umngazi Wild Coast. You will be flying into Port St Johns from Durban – an unforgettable scenic flight over the wild coast!

The area is untouched and naturally beautiful with plenty to keep you as busy or as lazy as you prefer to be. Take a stroll through the indigenous gardens down, perhaps take a dip in the heated pool before strolling down to the deck overlooking the lagoon and sip on a refreshment whilst taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the wild coast; take a ferry across the lagoon and stroll along the never-ending beach; hike and explore the coastline; kayak along the river; enjoy sundowners on a boat cruise hearing the cry of fish eagles; simply sit on the comfort of your deck or lie in bed and take it all in.

A visit to this special part of the country will give you the chance to pause from life, reconnect and restore, and when you leave you will leave with a happy heart and a peaceful soul.

“Africa Memories Travel – amazing attention to detail ensured and unforgettable experience. Thank you so much. Our Africa Memories Travel hosts were good company. The plane flight was the cherry on the top. 10/10” Julie

“This was a lovely experience. Our hosts were fantastic. Always willing to walk etc. with us. Could not wish for better hosts. River cruise was fantastic and the walk to flat rock along the beach a must.10/10” 

Umngazi Hosted Retirement Retreat

UMNGAZI HIGHLIGHTS – Hosted Retirement Retreats Umngazi Wild Coast

  • We will pick you up from your home in our private transfer vehicle between Howick and Virginia Airport (this applies for the return as well)
  • Our charter flight takes us along the breath-taking coastline of impressive craggy cliff faces, wild and desolate beaches, secluded bays and waterfalls
  • We land in Port St Johns airstrip on the top of a mountain and met by our Umngazi team with hot and cold refreshments, treats & champagne
  • The road transfer from Port St Johns airstrip takes us through the bustling town of Port St. Johns and along the beautiful Mzimvubu River before heading towards the ocean to Umngazi
  • Wild Coast lagoon/beach resort in the Eastern Cape
  • Experience peace, beauty, stillness and tranquility
  • Home away from home feeling
  • Rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and breath taking views of the Indian Ocean
  • Award winning Umngazi Hotel & Spa
  • Abundance of food and award-winning wine list
  • Relax and soak in the essence of nature that surrounds you
  • Indigenous gardens
  • Ever changing tranquil river or the beautiful, clean, wild ocean
  • The sounds of nature are all around as well as the laughter and singing of the enigmatic staff that add to the comfort and experience of one’s stay
  • Award-winning spa on the hillside is the perfect oasis to escape to, with the soundtrack of nothing but breakers and bird calls
  • Canoeing on the river; Explore the Mangroves; Coastal walks and hikes; Ambles along the beach breathing in the fresh ocean air while exploring the abundant sea life; Tennis ; Time in the gym; Games Room
  • Tasteful and spacious thatched bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous garden

Hosted Retirement Retreats travelling with Africa Memories Travel


  • You don’t need to drive yourself – Door to door service provided – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water, refreshment stop, comfort stops, snacks)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • No big groups – we offer small, customised group getaways
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Retreats are only invoiced once the group is filled with the minimum required number of guests

Idyllic setting

YOUR TOTAL INVESTMENT –  Umngazi Wild Coast Retreat

  • 09-13 Oct 2023: 4 nights – R22 798.00 per person sharing / R22 798.00 per single guest

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks to Virginia airport return; Flight from Virginia Airport to Port St. Johns airstrip return; Meet & Greet at Port St. Johns Airport with refreshments; Road transfer from Port St. Johns airstrip to Umngazi return; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; 4 nights’ accommodation in a garden facing thatched room; All meals; Morning and afternoon teas with pastries and cakes; 2 sunset boat cruises; Self-guided beach and nature walks; Ferry transfers across the lagoon; Bar quiz’s; Surprise activity

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar and on boat cruises; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Spa Treatments; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified (Kayaking, Guided walks & hike, Guided Birding walks, Fishing with Gilly); Increases in prices beyond our control.


  • Rooms occupied by 60+ years or a supplement applies.
  • One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Space inside the vehicle is limited and we have a trailer for your bags. Please be mindful of everyone’s comforts and it may not be possible to occupy more than 1 seat.
  • Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles/charter flights.
  • Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to Virginia airport. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply.
  • Air Charter: Strict aviation rules apply – Maximum cabin weight 15kg in a soft-sided bag. Max 5kg hand luggage. Personal weight also taken into consideration therefore less luggage maybe permitted.
  • You do need to be physically able to get in and out of the transfer vehicle/s, boats, airplanes and game viewing vehicles and you will need to be able to walk with/without walking aids for short or in some cases longer distances to/from your room and the lodge and navigate uneven ground and steps. Your host can assist you where possible but please be aware that they are not carers and you do need to be physically ‘fit’.
  • Umngazi is built on a hillside – rooms have been booked on the lower sea-facing level with easier access from the pathway but you do need to be able to manage hills and steps.


Enquiries/Bookings: /
Tel/WhatsApp: Derek 082 889 3516 / Megan 082 652 5777 / Natalie WhatsApp messages +64 27 211 0067

Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE


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