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Mdumbi Backpackers

Mdumbi Village, Mdumbi South Africa
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Get back to basics and experience a true rural community in the heart of the Wild Coast. Stay in comfortable traditional mud huts surrounded by beaches, forests and estuaries. Support one of South Africa’s most community active backpackers with 50% belonging to the community, and 100% of all activities owned by the community. Get involved with Transcape, Mdumbi’s NPO, and all our current projects. Check out Mdumbi’s garden and eco friendly systems. Learn to surf or get barrelled at Mdumbi’s world class point break surf—it just might be the longest ride of your life. Hear the inside scoop and set off to the best undiscovered surf spot on our coast. Kayak up the tranquil Mdumbi river and feast your eyes on the amazing birdlife. Hike along our coast exploring caves and swimming in water pools, or take a guided wander through our friendly village. Stroll along South Africa’s most beautiful beach (as voted in Getaway Magazine). Take our horses out for a gallop down the beach or have a massage after a long day of adventure. Fill your belly with mama’s delicious cooking (try our Saturday seafood feast). Enjoy the community dance troupe’s traditional performance, or head to the beach guided by the moon and watch the red sparks from the bonfire float up to the silver stars. Wake up for sunrise, catch a glimpse of the dolphins riding the waves, and ponder how lucky you are to have discovered such a magical spot.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
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Ocean view
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I really liked ypur accommodation and it was very interesting to me to see the round houses they made me to miss my home already, the way your accommodation was neat and cool I told my self that one day I'll come with my colleagues or friends, and I really loved your food guys thank you so much 🙏
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Mdumbi backpackers was such a peaceful and calm place to stay in, it's located by the sea and has a beautiful scenery. The rooms were too beautiful, clean and spacious. The staff was too friendly and welcoming. I wish I could of stayed longer and toured the village and get to know the place better.#KhwelaSisters
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The stay here is so awesome,staff is soo welcoming and accomodating.we really had much fun we interacted well with each and everyone here I enjoyed my stay here everything was on a good standard,even the owner was very welcoming and warm #khwela
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I had an awesome time in Mdumbi Backpackers! The place is clean, and tidy. There is so much tranquility and the ocean view is amazing. The staff is very friendly, accommodatitve and welcoming and I enjoyed myself. Keep it up Mdumbi Backpackers! #khwelaroadtrip2019
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Thank you so much for hosting us and the friendly staff. The room's were on point and food was delicious. The place is so peaceful and quiet. We had a wonderful stay with you. The welcoming and accommodating 👌 #khwelaroadtrip2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mdumbi Backpackers
What are some of the property amenities at Mdumbi Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mdumbi Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mdumbi Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Mdumbi Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mdumbi Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Mdumbi Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Mdumbi Backpackers have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.