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.

wild Lubanzi Backpackers

  • Posted on: 25 November 2013
  • By: Lubanzi

 

Tel: +27 (0)78 530 8997 or +27 (0)71 485 6449
Mail: wild@lubanzi.co.za
Facebook: Wild Lubanzi - Backpackers and Trail Lodge
Website: www.wildlubanzi.co.za

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.

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.

Wild Coast Horseback Adventures

www.wildcoasthorsesafari.co.za 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

Bulungula

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.

the Bulungula river mouth

See www.bulungula.com for more information on Bulungula Lodge.

See www.bulungulaincubator.org for more information on the Bulungula Incubator.

Reviews:

http://afrikatourism.blogspot.com/2007/09/bulungula.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/africa/south-africa-a-hut-above-415163.html

http://www.ioltravel.co.za/article/view/3552355

Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Buccaneers, along with the rest of the Wild Coast backpackers, make for what must be the best backpacking experience in SA.

We cater for all kinds of travellers of all shapes and sizes from those on a budget to those looking for a little luxury. Find out more about our accommodation, adventure activities and facilities on our website (address below).

  • Phone: +27 (0)43 734 3012 | Fax: +27 (0)43 734 3749
  • Website: http://www.cintsa.com/

    “Most travellers will have undoubtedly heard of Buccaneers long before they make it to Cintsa. Many consider it the best backpackers in South Africa” LONELY PLANET

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