www.mdumbi.co.za Set 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
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 email@example.com, 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: www.transcape.org. Accommodation Mdumbi offers simple & spacious accommodation - set in traditional style Xhosa huts.
Accommodation along the Wild Coast ranges from camping to rustic to traditional to exclusive; with something to suit everyone's taste and budget.
Beneath the "Accommodation" menu you can click on links to individual destinations currently listed on this Wild Coast site. (If you are a resort operator, kindly register for free and upload your information, photos and, if applicable, links to your website.)
This "Accommodation" page is a list of all the venues added to this site, in reverse chronological order, so it's last come first served.
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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.
Our lodge is made up of traditional Rondavel structures which blend into its beautiful surroundings and our interiors are modern, calming and artistic.
DRIFTERS WILD COAST LODGE
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
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 / email@example.com
Ferry Point - Port St Johns
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org * Visit our website: www.bulungula.com
OFF THE GRID LIVING!
VERY RURAL, VERY REAL, AWESOME!
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.
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.
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.
• 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!
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 - COFFEE BAY
P.O. Box 566 Umtata 5099
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.
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.
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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 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 !
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.
Cell: 082 570 5001
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
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.
Camping sites available.
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 email@example.com 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.
AVAILABLE FROM NOW UNTIL 26TH DECEMBER 2011
REGRETTABLY NO CHILDREN OR PETS. MAXIMUM 4 ADULTS
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 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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: Simone_dooley@yahoo.com
Phone: UK 0044 (0)7985 220 820
Phone: UK 0044 (0) 208 290 5539
IF YOU CAN'T CALL THE ABOVE NUMBERS, EMAIL ME YOUR NUMBER AND I WILL CALL YOU BACK.
Above with ablutions.
Your hosts Jackie and Louie
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Rates available on request.