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Marvellous Mdumbi, a 23km drive north of Coffee Bay (the 17km gravel road is normally passable in a 2WD car), is a rural retreat set in rolling hills above a wide white-sand beach. A collection of simply furnished rondavels (round huts with a conical roofs) and safari tents share the grounds with a former chapel and cafe. Excellent meals are provided.
There are lots of activities, including surfing, boat trips, kayaking and hiking, plus numerous opportunities to meet the local Xhosa people in a genuine setting. Volunteers looking to stay longer can also get involved in various community projects undertaken by Mdumbi’s affiliated nonprofit organisation, Transcape (www.transcape.org). Book a day ahead for the shuttle here from Coffee Bay (R60).
Situated on a slope of the Wild Coast's rolling hills, next to the Mdumbi beach, river and estuary is the rustic home of Mdumbi Backpackers. Panoramic ocean views, uncrowded beach and surf, secret water pools, forests and grass and sand all mix together in this part community-owned backpackers.
The rooms are located in isixhosa round units with traditional thatched roof. You will have access to communal lounge, kitchen and ablution as well as cafe serving meals. Enjoy panoramic ocean views and being close to the safe beach and surf.
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 14:30 to 20:00 .
Check out before 10:30 .
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Breakfast not included.
Please plan carefully and arrive before nightfall as the road is bumpy with animals crossing whenever they feel like it.
Sunset is best enjoyed from our property with a beer acquired from the local shebeen, as we serve no alcohol.