In the Mdumbi River valley in the heart of rural Transkei, this small settlement on the coast has brilliant surf and great fishing. As there’s only one small shop, we suggest that self-caterers stock up before arriving.
Turn left off Coffee Bay Road onto Umdumbi Road (5km outside Coffee Bay). Follow Mdumbi signs, ± 23km.
Experience South Africa ...
Perched on a hill with a panoramic view of the ocean and coastline, Mdumbi Backpackers invites you to come and explore.
Stroll down to the sheltered bay where dolphins, whales and surfers play, roam the forest, explore the village, and make new friends. You’ll sleep in traditional huts and eat delicious meals. The music is funky and the chats are mind changing. In fact, a stop here could just deliver the Africa you’ve been looking for...Mdumbi is Fair Trade accredited, with the staff and the Mankosi community owning 50% of the business. All the adventure activities are 100% community owned, so you can learn to surf, kayak, horse ride, do guided hikes to a cave and the village or relax with a massage in the Spa knowing that you are making a direct difference.
Dorms R120; Doubles R255; Camping R70.
Pre-book the shuttle from Mthatha/Coffee Bay.
FTTSA accredited. Meals. Pre-book shuttle from Mthatha (Baz Bus) and Coffee Bay.
Mdumbi’s primary goal is to figure out how to create a natural abundance and then share it fairly with the community. They plant, sun-energize, earth-build and play in nature.
A bit about food
• Self-caterers should stock up before arriving.
• Hike in from Coffee Bay and they’ll drop you back in Coffee Bay for free. The hike takes 3 hours. Find the map on their website.
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