Mdumbi

Mdumbi Backpackers

www.mdumbi.co.za Mdumbi BeachMdumbi BeachSet 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 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.

  • 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.

Tshani/Mdumbi Cottage - still available for Easter 2014

Cottage to Rent in Tshani/Mdumbi 1 of 11 legal cottages in Tshani, fully equipped just take your own supplies. Domestic staff. Sleeps 12 Beach in front of house good for swimming and with a lagoon for kids to play in. Access from garden. 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Mdumbi Beach Access to Mdumbi River, and Umtata River by 4 km walk along the beach or by road with a 4x4. Great fishing, walks, surfing, and many other activities. Email tshanitranskei@gmail.com for rates and more information Tshani CottageTshani Cottage VerandahVerandahBeach in front of cottageBeach in front of cottage Mdumbi RiverMdumbi River

Swell Eco Lodge

Contact: Lee-Ann
Tel: 0723465636
Website: www.swellecolodge.com
Email: info@swellecolodge.com

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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.

Spectacular sea views,  jumping whales, roaming cattle and a view of rural life in this wonderful village is only a part of your holiday experience! We offer many activities for those who want to be a bit more active and explore the pristine beaches, rivers and ocean.Swell Eco Lodge Wild Coast Transkei Mdumbi: View of Swell Eco Lodge Wild Coast Transkei Mdumbi

Our lodge is made up of traditional Rondavel structures which blend into its beautiful surroundings and our interiors are modern, calming and artistic.

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iCebo Early Childhood Development Centre - Mngcibe - Mdumbi River - Wild Coast


iCebo  is an organization that is working towards the upliftment of one of the poorest communities in South Africa.

Our organisation was established during April 2012 and registered as a Non-Profit Organisation on 4 December 2012. We aim to develop a model pre-school, community library, after-care centre and various other community based projects to assist in the general wellbeing and upliftment of the local community.

 
Our preschool opened its doors on 1 August 2013.  At present we are based in a small mud, "borrowed" from a comunity member.  This means we only have one small “classroom” for 30 odd preschoolers and we are expecting enrolements for 40-50 children for 2013.  At present we are renovating and repairing our very own school buildings and hope to be ready by the start of the first term 2014.

iCebo Early Childhood Development Centre is based in the isolated, rural and under developed coastal village of Mngcibe, Wild Coast (former Transkei), Eastern Cape which falls under the Nyandeni District. The impoverished local community has no access to basic services as the municipal infrastructure in the area is just about non-existent. There is no electricity, no proper sanitation facilities and municipal water supply (which was only implemented in 2012) is seldom in operation and rarely safe for human consumption. The nearest clinic is a 2-3 hour walk away and the closest hospital is 40km away and only accessible by 4x4.

Freedom O' Clock - Mdumbi River Mouth - Mngcibe

EASTER ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE!

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.

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!

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