Hotels, B&Bs, backpackers,

Mdumbi Backpackers Mdumbi BeachMdumbi BeachSet on rolling green hills above the beautiful and pristine Mdumbi Beach (which is one of the best surf spots along the Wild Coast, and indeed, the coast of South Africa), Mdumbi Backpackers is a laid back, rustic and relaxing getaway for all travelers and eco-friendly tourists. Contact:

Mdumbi Backpackers is well integrated with their community, and most of the activities - such as kayaking around the islands on the beautiful Mdumbi Lagoon, horse

  • riding and hiking trail guides, fishing, etc. - are directly run by the local villagers. Surfing: The Mdumbi point offers - five star, classic point break surf - rated 1 of the best in SA. At its best, when the banks are on - expect a wave running for almost one kilometer.

    There are other breaks in the area, with a sense for adventure, go explore & tell no-one! Snorkeling and Fishing: Beautiful rock pools and reefs stretch out for kilometers North and South of the beach and offer amazing snorkeling and spear fishing opportunities. Then there's also Mdumbi River, and its rock mussels, lagoon islands and mangroves. Hiking: Set in breathtaking Wild Coast scenery - The hiking potential is endless.

Activities on offer: - river canoeing - paddle skiing - windsurfing - kite surfing - paragliding - snorkeling - surfing - horse riding - cave, waterfall and Hole in the Wall hikes - cultural visits - village tours Support Eco-Tourism and stay at the "African Pot" village-based accommodation. 100% community owned and run - while Mdumbi Backpackers promote them and assists with reservations and general logistics. Mdumbi Backpackers also runs a well equipped community resource center and a gorgeous pre-school on their premises for the village children. If you would like to assist with these initiatives (donate books, toys, time or money) please contact them at, for attention Kathryn Nurse. Over and above all that, Mdumbi Backpackers founders also started the Transcape NPO (Non-Profit Organization) in 2002, which assists with AIDS awareness and treatment clinics, ABET education, and much more. For further info please go to: Accommodation Mdumbi offers simple & spacious accommodation - set in traditional style Xhosa huts.

  • Level lawn Camping sites
  • Well equipped communal kitchen for your self catering needs
  • Hot water showers, flushing toilets & the warm Indian Ocean
  • Chill out hall & restaurant - otherwise known as the "Mdumbi Cafe" See for current rates Pls NB! Mdumbi backpackers does not have a liquor licence and do NOT sell alcohol - instead - they promote cultural exchange: a 2min walk, just up the road to the local 'shebeen'. In addition to the above: 'The African Pot' is a pleasant self catering guest house which sleeps 10. 'The African Pot' is located in the heart of the village, nearby & above Mdumbi, and is 'community owned/Mdumbi managed'. 'Out of season' rates do apply - pls enquire before hand. NB. Mdumbi does not accept credit cards - cash or internet transfers preferred. THX! PS. 'out of season' - Pls ask about special rates for group bookings etc Pick up from Coffee Bay: R50 - per trip.


Accommodation along the Wild Coast ranges from camping to rustic to traditional to exclusive; with something to suit everyone's taste and budget.

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Swell Eco Lodge

Contact: Lee-Ann
Tel: 0723465636

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Swell Eco Lodge offers self-catering accommodation, ideal for couples, groups and families.  Set within the rolling hills of Mngcibe (North side of the Mdumbi River), we invite you to enjoy pure relaxation and fun while supporting a green way of life.

Spectacular sea views,  jumping whales, roaming cattle and a view of rural life in this wonderful village is only a part of your holiday experience! We offer many activities for those who want to be a bit more active and explore the pristine beaches, rivers and ocean.Swell Eco Lodge Wild Coast Transkei Mdumbi: View of Swell Eco Lodge Wild Coast Transkei Mdumbi

Our lodge is made up of traditional Rondavel structures which blend into its beautiful surroundings and our interiors are modern, calming and artistic.

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Situated in the protected Lambazi Bay (Port Grosvenor) on the remote and spectacular Wild Coast, this Lodge offers the ultimate in remote beach getaways.

Built within a Drifters concession that stretches from Port St Johns in the south to Mkambati Nature Reserve in the north, an untouched and 

very dramatic stretch of coastline, this Drifters Lodge offers the outdoor enthusiast / family a unique world of exploring opportunities.The surrounding area offers unbeatable hiking, mountain biking, 

canoeing, surfing, angling, village visits and much more. The sandstone shelves of Lupatana and the unique Waterfall Bluff and Cathedral Rock are within walking distance.

The Lodge itself is comprised of traditional rondawels accommodating a maximum of 24 guests in twin bedded en-suite rooms. A large thatch boma covering a kitchen, lounge and dining area leads onto a viewingdeck overlooking the pristine beach. The entire Lodge is hidden in a grove of indigenous coastal Milkwood trees which offer protection from the wind and sun. facilities are rustic but comfortable and encourage a relaxed beach holiday.

We look forward to ensuring that your stay on the Wild Coast is most relaxing.

Lambazi Bay – Port Grosvenor – Northern Wild Coast

Tel: 012 001 1073
Reservations: 011 888 1160
GPS: S31°22'35.41"E29°54'14.94"

Kamnandi Cottages - Hole in the Wall

Kamnandi Cottages are situated on the south corner of Kelly Beach, with wonderful views and a private and secure garden. There are 2 units available.

8 sleeper family Cottage:
3 bedrooms (2 with 'split' double beds, and 1 with 2 double-bunks)
2 toilets (bathroom = toilet and shower)
Open plan kitchen / dining area / lounge
Television (bring your own decoder and cables), braai facilities / all linen except towels.
RATE: R1200 / R1500 (in season) per night *

The Rondavel / Bungalow:
(Ideal for 2 couples, or small family)
1 ensuite bedroom with split double-bed with shower / bath / toilet
1 outdoor bungalow (2 single beds, plus 2 window alcove beds) with ensuite shower / toilet
Kitchen, Dining area and open plan lounge
RATE: R900 / R1200 (in season) per night *

* Plus R100 per day for the domestic help.

Contact Jeff for booking enquiries:Tel: 074-1015170 / 

Ferry Point Resort - Port St Johns

Ferry Point - Port St Johns

from R90
Tel:  047-5641296/61  Cell:  083 9736545
Self-catering, Caravan Park & Camping Sites from R90

Ferry Point Cottages has the BEST LOCATION in Port St Johns. It overlooks the great Umzimvubu River Mouth and the Ocean. We offer comfortable Self-Catering cottages and Camping in tranquil settings with the best views in town.

The cottages can accommodate between three to eight guests per unit. The units offer comfortable beds and are serviced daily. Guests need to bring their own towels. The kitchens are equipped with all the necessary cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and appliances. Each unit also has a private braai area and parking bay. There are no TVs. The Campsites are for tents only with ablution facilities and power points. 

Guests can relax and enjoy a drink in the rustic bar, enjoy a game of pool or catch the latest game on the SuperSport channel. We provide night guards for our guests' peace of mind.

Apart from a great variety of fishing and relaxing on the beaches, Port St Johns is prime hiking country. It offers forests and trails with more than 250 species of birds. Guests can enjoy various other activities in the area such as Quad-bike hire, River barge Cruise, golfing and dolphin and whale watching.

Rates:  R260pppn, R150 (kids under 12yrs) Toddlers stay free.

Bulungula Lodge

Bulungula Lodge: in a village, on the beachBulungula Lodge: in a village, on the beach

Situated on one of the world's most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in the heart of a traditional Xhosa village, the eco-friendly Bulungula Lodge has been described as "spectacular" by the Lonely Planet and "one of the World's ultimate ethical travel experiences" by The Rough Guide. This Fair-trade lodge is co-owned by the local traditional community and loads of cool activities run daily.

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Spend the night in one of the ten traditional thatch huts (doubles, triples and dorms) or in a safari tent (with beds, bedding and electric light) with beautiful views. There is a affordable restaurant with three delicious meals per day and a help-yourself bar. The entire lodge runs on solar power and makes use of a range of innovative, sustainable technologies which protect our environment.

Our community: Our friendly local community and shareholdersOur community: Our friendly local community and shareholders

Activities running daily include: * horse-riding: 2 hour horse rides through the village and along the beach * canoeing: up the beautiful Xhora river * Woman Power: spend a day with the local women learning how to harvest and cook local food, make mud bricks, balance water on your head and just having fun. * Herbalist Forest Tour: wander through the ancient forest with the traditional herbalist and learn about weird and wonderful remedies. * Massage * Village Tour: a walking social history tour of our friendly community. * Fishing: learn how to fish in the sea with a local fisherman. All the above tours are owned and run by members of our local community - so all your money goes where it is most needed. We hope to see you here in paradise.

To make a booking: * Call +27 47 577 8900 (047 577 8900 for South Africans) * or call +27 83 391 5525 (083 391 5525 for South Africans) * Email: * Visit our website:

Bulungula river: canoeing the Bulungula riverBulungula river: canoeing the Bulungula river

Freedom O' Clock - Mdumbi River Mouth - Mngcibe




Situated near the mouth of the insanely beautiful mdumbi river in a remote and primitive region of the wild coast we offer holiday and backpacking accommodation.

The Beautiful Mdumbi River

Your surroundings offer you accommodation situated in a rural and remote area…..faaaar away from the maddening crowds.

Surfing, fishing, river trips, boat hire, canoeing, hiking and biking, snorkeling, bird watching, and horse rides are just to mention a few activities to busy your day.... Or just relax!


The views and access to the beach and river makes this an ideal laid back place to visit and is ideal for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast who don’t mind roughing it a bit.

  • Safe river for swimming and you can walk across on low tide
  • River estuaries
  • Rare mangrove swamps
  • Safe, secluded, beautiful beaches
  • Prolific bird life teeming waters with ±800 species of fish
  • Surf,rock and river fishing. Deep sea trips can be arranged
  • Consistent surf
  • River and tidal beach swimming areas on low tide (ideal for the young children)


Our accommodation offers commanding views of the ocean, river, rolling green hills and tshani point with its perfect right hander and beach breaks!

We can accommodate up to 14 guests indoors and 12 guests (3 sites) camping at one time.  We offer a self catering or catered for options.


Accommodation is basic, rustic, clean and comfortable and we offer a catered or self-catered option. 

Accommodation offers:
• 2 x family rooms (sleeps 4). Each room contains a double bed and double bunk / 2 single beds.
• 1 x double room / family room (sleeps 2). Room contains a double bed.
• 1 x family rondavel (sleeps 4 - extra beds can be arranged). Contains a double bed and 2 single beds.
• Separate self catering communal kitchen / dining makes for social evenings and is equipped with a fridge/freezer, additional freezer, gas stove, the usual kitchen goodies, dining table and seating for 10-12 people.

We offer camping in a very rural setting (fenced within the property). We like to call it "freestyle camping" and it is not your average "aventura" setup. You will need a 4x4 or a good bakkie should you want your vehicle parked at your tent. Your vehicle can securely be left at the main house if need.  

We offer 2 camping areas :
• Next to main house and close to ablution. No access for vehicle, but you can park your vehicle right next to the fence. Water tank close by.
• Off-road camping in the bottom of the garden – you will need a 4x4 to access this area.

Ablutions are communal with “rocket showers” (paraffin hot water geysers) and flush toilets.

Cultural Dancing, horse rides, a traditional evening spent with a local Xhosa household (includes traditional meal), a river or beach side braai or picnic,  or a peaceful canoe trip up the river can all be arranged.

Contact us for an unbelievable Wildcoast experience! |
Lu : 082 795 3944 | Otto: 071 383 2300

Ocean View Hotel

Under the expert care of the new owner/management team of Ian and Lynn Crawford (of Crawford's Beach Lodge fame), Ocean View now has more to offer than ever before!

Ocean View Hotel -
P.O. Box 566 Umtata 5099

  • • Tel: +27 (0) 47 575-2005/6
  • • Fax: +27 (0) 47 575-2083
  • • E-mail:
  • Website:

  • Trennerys Hotel


    to the scenic splendour of the rugged Wild Coast that makes Trennerys Hotel the perfect destination for the wild at heart – a place that abounds with the peace and tranquillity of paradise… Situated at Qolora Mouth, just a short drive north of East London, the hotel still maintains its old-world charm and its unique, South African hospitality.

    Set in idyllic Transkei surroundings, views from the hotel range from the stunning Wild Coast beaches to the green and lush, tropical vegetation. Close to the beach and with plenty to do – from hiking and cycling, to fishing and canoeing – Trennerys Hotel is everybody’s first-choice, affordable family getaway.

  • Email:
  • Tel: 047 498 0004
  • Cell: 082 908 3134
  • Fax: 047 498 0011
  • Bulungula Homestay/Village Based Accomodation

    Nqileni is home to a vibrant rural community where times have sometimes been tough; migrant labour has taken its toll on family structure and health service & education have been difficult to access. But in spite of these challenges, the typical scene at sunset is children singing beautiful harmonies as they walk up the hills together on their way home, Mama’s laughing together as they collect water from nearby springs while men and boys effortlessly herd their cattle home to their kraals. The Xhosa traditions are strongly adhered to and are respected by Traditionalists and the Religious alike.

    Email Reservations to:

    You can get more information on . For information about the Bulungula Incubator, log on to


    One of our comfortable guest roomsOne of our comfortable guest roomsGeckos Guest House is situated in Coffee Bay on the scenic, rugged and unspoiled “Wild Coast” on the eastern seaboard of South Africa.

    We provide private, clean, comfortable accommodation in double en-suite rooms at very affordable rates with friendly and personal service. A full breakfast is included in your daily rate. Evening meals can be provided on request, or you may choose to eat out at one of the restaurants in the area.

    A self catering option is also available. Guest rooms are situated overlooking a lush sub-tropical garden with enough bird life around to satisfy the most avid bird watcher.

    A short walk from the guest house will take you to the beautiful beaches, or to breathtaking views of the ocean and bays from the hilltops surrounding the village, where you may be the only one around to be at peace with yourself and nature. Hikers can enjoy a variety of pathways traversing either beach or natural forest or cliff tops overlooking the Indian Ocean, where one may spot dolphins or whales on their daily journeys.

    Local guides are available for hire to show the best routes and advise on local customs. The famous “Hole-in-the-Wall” is a short drive away, or a few hours hike for the more energetic, but well worth the visit to view this natural rock phenomenon. Bathers, surfers or sun worshippers will appreciate the sandy beaches and waves where there is safe bathing and surfing; and for those who enjoy surf fishing – you won’t be disappointed.

    Come to Coffee Bay and see for yourself!

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    We look forward to being your hosts !

    Contact Roger or Leonie email :
    Phone : +27 (0)47-575-2010
    Cell/mobile : +27 (0)78-406-4719
    S 31.98477 E 29.14701

    Fern Cottage, Kei Mouth

    Fern Cottage is situated 320 metres from the beach (you can hear the sea when lying in bed at night) and is ideal for couples.

    It is a quiet area of Kei Mouth overlooking the golf course with a private braai area looking out into the lush Eastern Cape Bushveld.

    Bedroom has a double bed, comfortable lounge area, fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower.
    Cottage is cabled for DSTV, bring own decoder and card.

    Activities available : Golf, Fishing (shore / river mouth/ River boat / deep sea / rock), Horse Trails, Walking Trails, Mountain Biking, Transkei Trips.

    There are a number of restuarants in Kei Mouth, as well as the Country Club.

    Warwick Sacke
    Cell: 082 570 5001
    320 metres from the beach320 metres from the beachBedroom with Lounge areaBedroom with Lounge areaKitchenKitchenFern CottageFern CottageView to golf courseView to golf courseKei River MouthKei River Mouth

    Driftwood Studios self catering cottages

    Relax in one of two family friendly handbuilt cottages, located in the grounds of Driftwood Sculpture Studios facing the Kwelera coastal nature reserve and a short walk to the sea. Private braai sites. Prolific bird and marine life. Be lulled to sleep by the waves not the traffic.

    Contact us direct on: Claire & George Kockott Driftwood Studios Rainbow Valley Complex East London

    083 479 2750

    Gigis Pub and Accommodation

    Gigis rondavelsGigis rondavels

    Gated complex with 5 Self catering units which sleep from 4 to 7 people each. Each rondavel is fully equipped and has a view from its deck.

    Convenient 5 minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes to the famous icon of the Wild Coast: Hole in the Wall.

  • Telephone: 084-582 7210
  • Fax: 043-731 2476
  • Email:

    Camping sites available.

  • Sea Shells B&B







    Accomodation offered

    • B&B, Dinner B&B, self catering, & backpacker facilities.
    • Short distance to the beach. Experience breathtaking walks, great fishing, swimming, snorkeling. A great place for a great holiday.CONTACT Annette OR Geoff
    • TEL: 047 5752001
    • Annette: 082-4888494
    • Geoff: 082-5180201
    • EMAIL:

    Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

    Tucked along South Africa's breathtaking Wild Coast, Inkwenkwezi is a world-class big five game reserve with an emphasis on luxury and thoughtful details.

    Inkwenkwezi's prime location in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa offers many unique opportunities, as it encompasses five different regional ecosystems (biomes) and a tidal estuary.

    This rich diversity of landscape offers unparalleled wildlife viewing.

    The reserve is just five minutes from magnificent beaches and a short, convenient drive from the East London airport

    Inkwenkwezi offers spacious and well-appointed luxury tented accommodation to guests in our Valley and Bush Camps; nestled in intimate, leafy settings on the incomparable Wild Coast.

    Snuggle down into an easy chair to watch the wildlife from the comfortable perch of your own timber viewing deck at Inkwenkwezi Private game Reserve.

    Inkwenkwezi offers a variety of activities to guests, such as guided safaris, hiking trails, horse trails, canoeing, quad biking, mountain biking, elephant interactions and elephant back safaris.

    Conference and team building facilities are also offered at Inkwenkwezi. Feel free to email us at and we will gladly assist you.

    Weddings at the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve are as romantic and unique as the love that brings you here. Have your dreams come true at our beautiful Wild Coast wedding venue.


  • Tel: 043 734 3234
  • Fax: 043 734 3888
  • Email:
  • Website:


    RATES: R1000.00 PER DAY


    Whilst sitting on the deck, feet up, watching the sun set, gin and tonic in hand, aaaah! What could be better? The coals on the braai should be just about ready for those scrumptious steaks that you brought with you. Prawns and calamari are for another night, maybe with some good friends who will bring along the wine. There is nothing better than sitting on the deck, on a perfect evening, not a breath of wind, spending quality time with one another and or your family and friends. After a good meal, good conversation, gently work your way to bed for an early evening...or late! These are times that you will always cherish.

    Waking up is another experience. It gets light early and somehow you just can't stay in bed. The sunrise is so beautiful with the birds singing and the Hornbills
    watching your every move. The view takes your breath away, making you realize that Morgan Bay is a truly special place to be. Mmmmmmm, smell the bacon sizzling under the grill, with your eggs waiting to be cracked open and gently eased into the pan. "Will that be one egg or two this morning love?" I am sure all of the above rings a bell and is a pleasant reminder of what holidays are all about.

    All bedding is supplied, with towels.
    There is a satellite tv in the main bedroom, which allows you to watch your favourite programs. Please bring your decoder and DSTV card. The main bedroom has a lounge/reading area, giving you a choice of staying in bed or relaxing in the chill-out area. In both bedrooms, you get the same view as if you were standing on the deck - absolutely awesome view!
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 x double bed / shower
    Downstairs bedroom - 2 x single beds / shower

    If you would like the house maid, just shout! This can be arranged, at your request only.

    Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to spend your holiday or short break at Yellowwood Place.

    RATES: 2011
    Rates vary according to season, length of stay and number of people.
    Rates vary between R700 & R1000 per night for the house.

    Don't hesitate to ask for more information on the above.

    Question: Is the house safe?
    Answer: Yes, there is an alarm system and trellidoors throughout. Occassionaly, the odd intruder is the opportunist monkey! So don't leave your fruit too close to the windows! oops they love bread.
    Question: Will we be sharing the house with anyone else?
    Answer: No, the house is all yours and only let to you and your family.
    Question: Do you provide towels?
    Answer: Yes for the bath/shower, but not beach towels.
    Question: How close are you to the beach?
    Answer: We are a 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk.
    Question: Do you have any photpgraphs to show?
    Answer: Yes, on request.

    Contact: email:
    Phone: UK 0044 (0)7985 220 820
    Phone: UK 0044 (0) 208 290 5539


    Geckos Place

    Cozy self catering cottage with awesome view only a stones throw away from Long Beach.

  • A rondavel accommodates a couple and small child.
    Lovely little kitchen and spacious bathroom including bath and shower.
  • A large comfortable three sleeper caravan in quaint setting with electricity.
  • Campers come and relax in a stunning quiet setting, with plenty of bird watching. Electricity and fridges available.

    Above with ablutions.

    Competitive rates.

    Your hosts Jackie and Louie

  • Tel 047-5641237


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    Rates available on request.

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