One of my favourite family holidays ... Umgazi !!!
Been awhile since we all went and with new renovation i'm keen to book a holiday soon !!
How amazing !! Well done to all involved i absolutely love the fresh fruity colourful decor !!! Makes me want to rush into summer, drink cocktails around that pool and just relax in the sun !!!
"The recent refurbishment was a great success.
It was born of the need to completely renovate and upgrade the main kitchen, which necessitated closing down the hotel for 6 weeks in May/June. It was therefore decided to use this time prudently and upgrade as many bungalows as possible, plus other areas of the hotel, during this shut-down period.
The main kitchen, dining room, the pool and tennis court repaint, plus 30 of the 69 bungalows were done during this time. The balance of bungalows will be refurbished as and when there are gaps in the reservation schedule.
Our softs décor upgrade focussed on the spa, the public areas (lounges), the dining room and the bedrooms.
Obviously the main objective of the refurbishment was to remodel and overhaul the kitchen. State-of-the-art equipment and refrigeration was installed, the floors were redone and an ultramodern kitchen was created, which has enhanced hygiene provisions.
Returning guests will also notice a refreshing new look in the dining-room complete with newly-screeded floors, a brand-new buffet station as well as new full-length, glass doors and windows, which let in more light and enhance views. The children’s dining room was also refreshed.
Basil’s Bar now sports a new counter and certain furnishings and the lounge floor has also been extensively redone after the addition of colourful furnishings and artwork.
The tennis court and swimming pool have both been resurfaced or repainted, in keeping with the general revamp of all the public spaces.
The thatching contractors took the opportunity of restoring many of the roofs during this period, as well.
It also made sense to overhaul and refresh as many bungalows as possible during this time, with particular attention being paid to floors, doors, windows and bathrooms.
Umngazi’s flagship double story-honeymoon bungalow (number 47) has been “reborn”! Similarly, the Emlonyeni bungalows and the three adjacent honeymoon suites have “revelled” in the revamp, with the addition of wider decks to allow guests to relax, while soaking up the sun."