Mdumbi

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 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.
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Tshani/Mdumbi Cottage

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.

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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.

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Freedom O' Clock - Mdumbi River Mouth - Mngcibe

Closest accommodation to river and beach. 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!

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