I stayed for 4 nights in Lubanzi, definitely one of the highlights of my travel. Aidan and Rahel created an amazing place with a great athmosphere. The views from the hostel are breathtaking, and the food was excelent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you choose a crazy dorm or a cozy double room - everything in this place has been lovingly renovated and hand crafted. Now this is the Wild Coast, so we keep it simple and rural. Almost all showers are solar heated, which means: hot showers only during the day. In the main house there is a rocket shower, a parafin heated tube that roars like a rocket and provides hot water. Our tap water comes from a nearby spring, and the drinking water comes directly from the sky. We have an organic garden where we grow vegetables all year round. Help to pick or dig up your delicious dinner or cook your own food in the fully equipped self-catering kitchen. At night get a fire going in the braai place and sit on the veranda chatting in the light of parafin lanterns. Electricity is provided by solar panels, for the lights in the house and for charging cell phones and other gadgets. We do have free internet! Activities includes the word "active" which is not everyone's choice - after all, this is the perfect place to just relax and hang out and let all stress drain away. The beach is just down the hill and sheltered by cliffs, so grab your towel and have a snooze in the sand - or would you prefer the hammock on the veranda? If you DO feel active, take a stroll around, explore the other beaches or the nearby river estuary (all within easy walking distance), go swimming or snorkeling or fishing, walk to the next shebeen (local tavern) to drink beer and chat with the locals, collect shells on the beach ... Or bring your mountain bike and conquer the hectic 4x4 tracks ... ... more less