Accommodation

Hotels, B&Bs, backpackers,

Mdumbi Backpackers

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

  • 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 mdumbi@mdumbi.co.za, for attention Johan.

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.

  • 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 http://www.mdumbi.co.za/a_accommodation.htm 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

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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Morgan Bay Hotel

Enjoy all that the magnificent Wild Coast has to offer here at the family friendly Morgan Bay Hotel. Nestled between a mile of unspoilt beach and breath taking cliffs, you will be spoilt for choice on ways to spend your day. Our establishment boasts not only comfortable and relaxing accommodation, but also a wedding and conference venue, beauty spa, beach boutique and a ala carte restaurant and pub.

Situated just 45 minutes from East London, our establishment sits right on the beach and offers a choice of 34 tastefully decorated rooms - Deluxe, Sea View, Partial Sea View and Non Sea View rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities, ceiling fans, DSTV and kettles. We are also able to offer family inter-leading rooms and cots on request.

DSTV channels include: M-Net, M-Net Movies Premier, M-Net Movies Comedy, SuperSport 1, SuperSport 2, Discovery Channel, Disney Junior and Sky News. WiFi internet is available in communal areas and in some rooms.

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.

7 sleeper family Cottage:
3 bedrooms (2 with 'twin' beds, 1 with a single & a double-bunk)
2 x WC (bathroom has toilet and shower)
Open plan kitchen / dining area / lounge
Large bamboo deck / entertainment area 
Television (bring your own decoder and cables),
Braai facilities (bring own charcoal)
RATE: R1300 / R1600 (in season) per night *

Hole in the Wall Hotel

Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel & Backpackers

'Surrounded by miles of unspoiled coastline Hole in the Wall Hotel and Holiday Village offers some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa. It is set in a secluded, tropical bay in the heart of the Wild Coast - the perfect setting for those wanting to ‘get away from it all’.

 

Drifters

Entertainment Area

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, 

Bulungula 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.

Our beautiful Nqileni village

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.

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: ? nkuli@bulungulaincubator.org ? samuel@bulungulaincubator.org You can get more information on www.bulungulahomestay.com . For information about the Bulungula Incubator, log on to www.bulungulaincubator.org

GECKOS B & B and SELF-CATERING, COFFEE BAY

Geckos 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.

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 Email: ferncottage@keimouth.co.za Cell: 082 570 5001

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

info@driftwoodstudios.co.za www.driftwoodstudios.co.za

Sea Shells B&B

Accomodation offered

  • B&B, Dinner B&B, self catering, & backpacker facilities.
  • Short dist​ance to the beach. Experience breathtaking walks, great fishing, swimming, snorkeling. A great place 
  • for a great holiday.

CONTACT Annette OR Geoff

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