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Coffee Shack Backpackers

on the beach | Bomvu River Mouth, Coffee Bay 5082, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
LeonSteyn55 Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coffee Shack, and Coffee Bay, for that matter, feels like a little place I want to move to and live the slow life. The people are friendly and the scenery is simply fantastic! The Coffee Shack staff is something special ... they go to great effort to remember your name, greet you at every opportunity and makes sure all guests... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Coffeeshack in Coffee Bay we did a 2-day hike to Bulungula with a local guide, whilst our luggage was being transported for us so that it would be there when we arrived. For two reasons I would highly recommend this hike, firstly because the landscape is absolutely stunning. Most of the hike is along the coast, some of... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While you might not want to leave Coffee Bay, hiking to Bulungula Lodge is a must. Bright, friendly and knowledgeable, Coffee Bay based Sipho, is the perfect guide. The coastline itself is spectacular. Kilometer stretches of untouched beach interject the rolling cliffs- excellent vantage points from which to wonder at the busy ocean wildlife. The hike is not strenuous, with... More

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Deidre Thank you very much for taking time to review Coffee Shack and more importantly it is great to hear that you had a fabulous hike. Now that you have done the hike to Bulungula, I really recommend trying my favourite, the hike between Port St Johns and Coffee Bay. It is a little longer and slightly more work,... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the Shack for 3 nights. I had a great time here during my stay. There is loads to do during the day and night. Was still very busy despite of low season. Food is very good. Everynight a family style diner is served. Also for a budget traveller this is a good spot. Food, drinks and tours... More

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you for taking your time to review Coffee Shack, and more importantly for us, is the fact that you really enjoyed your stay. Thank you for mentioning how cheap the food, bar and activities are, we pride ourselves in trying to keep our prices reasonable, even for travellers on a budget, yet provide a memorable experience at the... More

Milano
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Was there two nights during my visit in the wild coast Had a nice stay, they always organize parties and activities Defo recommended, ask for Sigo the hike guide! Hope this review helps! Have fun! :)

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking your time to write a review of Coffee Shack, and glad to hear that you enjoyed the activities at Coffee Shack. We will pass your regards onto Sipo, come and visit again soon, safe travels. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was good even if it is an experience to come here with your own car ;-) tha camping ground was ok 1nd facilities quite good. It is a nice place to meet people and you can walk to the main attraction "Hole in the wall" from there. I would recommend it!

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of Coffee Shack, and it is always good to hear that our guests “would recommend" us. Thank you for also noting our fantastic location on the beach. Safe travels and hope to see you back again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew More

Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here only three days, and I wish I could have stayed longer. Wake up in the morning and take surf lessons (cheapest you'll ever find) before breakfast. Then hang out on the beach or go hiking or just relax. Or fall in love with surfing and start spending as much time as you can in the water :p.... More

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Marco Thank you for taking the time to give Coffee Shack a fabulous review, please make sure that you stay longer next time. You need to book one of our "5 day surf packages", which is incredibly well priced at R2200 ($200), includes accommodation, meals, equipment and 6 surf lessons from our professional instructor, free shuttle to and from... More

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been here only once in june. The idea was to stay just for a night but we made it 2 days (as much as we could). It is just amazing. Coffee Bay is a beautiful place and probably so is everything in Coffee Bay. But the coffee shack is just incredible. The atmosphere, the vibe, the staff, the guests,... More

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thys Thank you for taking the time to give Coffee Shack a fabulous review, although more important is that we got a little place in your heart! We look forward to having you back, and hopefully you can stay longer, taking advantage of our 5th night free offer, which is effectively a 20% discount if you stay 5 nights.... More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I loved my short stay in Coffee Shack. Super cheap surfing lessons and surf rental. Very chilled place, lovely evenings by the fire, common dinners. They make sure you have all you can possibly need and you don't need to carry your cash around, everything gets written on your account and you pay when leaving. Totally recommend to stay there... More

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Dan Thanks very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, and great for us to hear that you had a fabulous stay with us. From your comments, I can see that you took advantage of all the various activities that we offer. Thanks for alerting us to the Wi-Fi problem, the Wi-Fi is relatively new, it actually... More

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely spot for surfing and sitting by the beach watching the waves crash ashore. It is run in conjunction with the community, and there are lots of people coming and going, customers and locals, and quite a few children running about. The food (and paid for coffee) was very good, every Sunday there was a free dinner for guests, a... More

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Victoria Thank you for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, and taking the time to highlight all the things we do and offer. Sorry about the lack of lockers, it is something which we are working on. With regards to having money taken from you when doing the Hole in the Wall hike alone, we have not heard... More

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Address: on the beach | Bomvu River Mouth, Coffee Bay 5082, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Coffee Bay
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Number of rooms: 10
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