Mbotyi is a wilderness area, there are no shopping malls, no restaurants, banks or any facilities you would expect to find in a village.
There is the lodge, a school, clinic, campsite and a couple of Spaza shops. Also very nice people.
The small convenience shop at the lodge tries to stock basics but you may wish to bring your own.
If you are a hiker/ horse-rider /birder, very good sunblock, insect repellent suitable for small ticks.
We have hairdryers available at reception, please remember to ask for one if needed.
Mosquito plugs are also available at reception. Please note we are not a Malaria area.
Fisherman please note the following:
- We stock bait but please bring a valid Fishing license, obtainable from a Post Office.
- You will also need a license for Crayfish and Oysters.
- Crayfish is seasonal, the Eastern Cape season closes from 1st November until the end of February. It is illegal to purchase or take out Crayfish during this time.