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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Enjoy delicious home cooked meals, freshly baked bread, vegetables and fruits straight out of the local gardens. Learn about alternative energy and a different way of life, off the grid, self-sustainable, close to the heartbeat of this beautiful planet.
Let yourself be carried away by the sound of the waves, blink into a marvelous sunrise from your bed, and watch the dolphins catch the perfect Lubanzi wave while sipping coffee on the deck.
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: email@example.com * 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!
Free Wifi available
Bar open from 7am - Late
Restaurant open from 7am to 10pm
Vegetarian and Vegan options available.
Gift Shop: local and interesting products to browse from.
Directions: When you enter town, at the intersection turn left and take the second right. Following the signs for Amapmondo and second beach.
WILD COAST HORSEBACK ADVENTURES
Eat, sleep and breath horses for a week or two or a month or two. Join us on Sunray Farm, experience life riding and caring for top class trail and safari horses. We are South Africa's leading working riding holiday program.
WILD COAST HORSE TRAILS
Escape with us on horseback and discover the Wild Coast. The ultimate beach riding holiday, internationally recognized as the most glorious horseback beach riding holiday in the world!
1 night 2 days riding to extended multi day trails, gallop endless beaches, explore rolling country side and discover the essence of rural Africa.
WILD COAST HORSE SAFARIS
Get close up on horseback to Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest and a dozen other African antelope. Stay in a luxurious game lodge just out of Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay.
To book your horse ride call Julie-Anne on +27(0)82 5760972 or +27(0)43-8311087
or go to our web site http://www.wildcoasthorsesafari.co.za for full details of our beach riding trails and horse safaris.
* Day Rides in and around Kei Mouth & Morgan Bay and at the game reserve.
* 1 to 10 night Wild Coast Horse Trails...beach riding!
* 1 to 8 night Wild Coast Horse Safaris...game viewing & beach riding!
* 1 to 12 week Working Riding Holidays at Sunray Farm.
Join us for a lifestyle experience!
Your perfect destination in the African Nation
Coffee Bay - Wild Coast - South Africa
(Lat:-31.9842 Lon: 29.1487)
"The Coffee Shack...is a genuine and unaffected mecca for fun-loving travellers."- LONELY PLANET
Coffee Shack Backpackers
on the beach
(PO Box 687, Mqanduli, 5080)
• Telephone: +27 - (0)47 - 5752048
• Guests' Telephone: +27 - (0)47 - 5752024
• Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore, discover and enjoy a unique taste of rural Africa! Coffee Shack is a backpackers tropical paradise located right on the beach at the Bomvu River mouth on the Transkei Wild Coast, a deeply traditional area of South Africa where you'll experience a way of life far removed from Western culture. Coffee Shack has a reputation for being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly staff. Most visitors rate Coffee Shack as a highlight of their SA tour...
Learn to surf at Coffee Shack with the cheapest professional surfing lessons on the planet: R20 for a 2 hour session! (That's about $2.00.)
Coffee Bay has nice point and beach breaks, and they also run day trips to Mdumbi, an amazing beach with a good point break for accomplished surfers. Dolphins are plentiful. If you're doing a surf trip, there are many other spots up and down the Wild Coast. Dave's surfed them all and is a good source of info on local conditions.
For write-ups on Wild Coast surf spots, see www.wavescape.co.za
At the Bulungula river mouth your will find the isolated and stunningly beautiful Nqileni village, home to the award-winning Bulungula Lodge and the pioneering rural development NGO, the Bulungula Incubator.
See www.bulungula.com for more information on Bulungula Lodge.
See www.bulungulaincubator.org for more information on the Bulungula Incubator.
Buccaneers, along with the rest of the Wild Coast backpackers, make for what must be the best backpacking experience in SA.
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South Africa is a backpacker's delight. Thousands of foreign travellers are aware of this, yet many South Africans remain oblivious to this organised and well-run component of our tourism industry.
As a backpacking destination South Africa has a lot going for it: it's different and diverse, organised, safe (when organised) and, while not as cheap as other destinations such as Thailand, still affordable to young travellers.
The most popular route begins with some time in and around Cape Town, followed by time getting acquainted with wine and scenery around Stellenbosch and a hop-on, hop-off meander along the Garden Route towards Port Elizabeth.