Coffee Shack Backpackers
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 professional surfing lessons!
Please note that due to South African law you will be required to provide ID when checking in; this can either be a passport, drivers license or identification document.
Drive safely through Mthatha: We recommend taking the bypass. Be aware of scammers posing as traffic officials -anyone who tries to direct you to an ATM to purchase a ticket for a road toll, detour, parking fee is a fake. You cannot buy tokens/passes/tickets at any ATM in South Africa.
Surfing is high on the agenda at Coffee Shack – owner Dave was a Pro-AM World title holder and still continues to surf competitively. Coffee Bay has pristine beaches that cater for all levels of surfing. The Indian Ocean provides us with warm, blue sub-tropical conditions with a pleasant average water temperature of 20.5C/69F. Coffee Bay main beach consists of a point and beach break. Coffee Bay Point usually offers a gentle smooth ride right breaking wave which is ideal for beginners looking to catch their first green wave.
Coffee Bay has good point and beach breaks, and Coffee Shack also run day trips to Mdumbi, an amazing beach with a long 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
Coffee Shack Adventure Backpackers Lodge
1 Coffee Shack way
Coffee Bay, 5082
Email: happydayscoffeeshack [dot] co [dot] za (subject: Coffee%20Shack%20enquiry%20from%20WildCoast.com)
PO Box 19231
Proudly accredited by Fair Trade Tourism(FTT)
"The Coffee Shack...is a genuine and unaffected mecca for fun-loving travellers."- LONELY PLANET