Freedom O' Clock - Mdumbi River Mouth - Mngcibe

WINTER SPECIAL - waves are firing and the fishing is good :-)



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


Hey Lu and Otto, a BIG thanks again for a lekker stay at your beautiful spot on the Mdumbi... no other view like yours!!! It was an amazing holiday, with top-notch hosts, we hope to be back next year... All the best until then:)

Just a big thanks to Otto and Lu on a wonderful stay at Freedom O Clock. If you just want to chill and unwind, this is the spot.Coral was also a great host. We miss her. Ben and Lucy

Hi guys,  hope is well your side.  I have managed to crash my computer and lost all my emails, info etc.

Please could you forward me your email address.  I would like to pick Ben's brain about something he mentioned when you visited us.

Chat soon and hope to see you soon.




Come chill out at Freedom O Clock. Prime fishing and surfing at the moment.

Hey Lu, We jammed up with work at the moment but will be coming in August.... Will bring trees when i come..... Cheers Ben

 Freedom O Clock Mdumbi River Mouth has camping space available!!!

Camp in a very rural setting (fenced within the property).  We like to call it "Freestyle Camping" and 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. 

Communal fire pit

No electricity on site.  You are welcome to bring along a generator if need.

Unfortunately there is not much shade (yet). Most folk bring along gazebo's etc

Very close the river and bach! 


Wood can be purchased from the locals, but we recommend that you bring your own or charcoal.  Unfortunately the indigenous forests are being hacked down.


Cost = R100 pp per day


We have accommodation available over the Easter Holiday at Freedom O Clock, Mngcibe, Mdumbi River Mouth.  Contact us on or 082 795 3944

Call us now to book your winter getaway. Guaranteed peace and quiet! Good waves, Good fishing, Good times - 082 795 3944 or 071 383 2300

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