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Sugarloaf Backpackers

Sugarloaf Backpackers is situated in the beautiful Coffee Bay village at the heart of the Wild Coast, and overlooks Coffee Bay’s main beach and river mouth, which are just a short walk from our door.

If you are looking for an authentic South African experience, let us welcome you

 and show you how to make the most of your time here. Whether you are looking to surf the waves, hike the cliff tops or just chill out on the beach and make new friends, we will make your experience as unforgettable as the Transkei.

Sugarloaf is a unique accommodation establishment that has evolved from a seaside family holiday home into a backpackers lodge. The main building houses the bar, restaurant, lounge and office, as well as 2 rooms that open up onto a balcony that has a stunning view  of Coffee Bay’s point break.

There is a fully licensed on premise  Bar and Restaurant, dorms and doubles in traditional Xhosa hut style, luxurious en-suite rooms inside the main house, and also luxury safari tents along the banks of the Mnenga river.

Picture waking up to a red sunrise, beside the Nenga river mouth on Coffee Bay's main beach, watching surfers tearing the right hand point break to pieces. "Welcome to paradise"

A friendly, clean and well maintained establishment combined with the incredible Wild Coast makes Sugarloaf the perfect travel destination.

Experience the wild amazing beaches, people, local tourist sites and communities.  Let the mouth-watering aroma of our freshly baked sugar-loaf bread and ground coffee lure you back to Sugarloaf.

Relax and enjoy your days on the beaches, around a fire pit sharing stories, quenching your thirst in the Tokoloshe bar and lazing in the comfortable lounges and luscious gardens, while our popular ladies in the kitchen prepare your scrumptious traditional breakfast and dinners - both of which are included in your bed price. Surfing, swimming, diving, fishing, hiking and drumming are regular activities at Sugarloaf, so join the fun and beat to the rhythm of the Wild Coast in ultimate relaxation. 

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Bar, Fax / Print / Scan / Copy, Pet Friendly - by arrangement, Restaurant on site, TV Lounge, WiFi
Things To Do: 
Bird watching, Canoeing, Diving, Fishing, Hiking, Horse riding, Nature walks, Snooker / Pool / Billiards, Surfing, View drives
Daily domestic service, Laundry
Useful Info
Good to Know: 
  • No ATM’s,  Please be sure to draw cash before you travel, the nearest ATM is 20km away. 
  • Card payments are accepted by Sugarloaf backpackers! :)
  • No convenience stores, only basic 'spaza shops - the closest store is 20km away. Be sure to bring everything you need.
  • This is the wild coast; please adhere to tidal times when visiting the beach and dress appropriately, the weather can be changeable, hiking boots for walking are strongly advised. 
  • Don't Follow the GPS - especially when travelling from Durban or Drakensburg, the GPS will take you on a wild detour.
  • Transkei Traffic - This is a place where you will find cows at petrol stations and pigs holding up buses. Please use extra caution when travelling around Coffee Bay, especially when driving at night - the roads are unpredictable and at times not tarred and the traffic is wild, quite literally. 
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