ABOUT US

The Mdumbi Team
Mama Nowethu
Mama Nowethu

Makes us the best meals

Johann & Petra
Johann & Petra

Enjoying the Mdumbi deck with breath taking view

Sibongile
Sibongile

Will always make sure you have a ride to get to us

Lindeka
Lindeka

The friendly face that greets you at reception

Adi & Ang
Adi & Ang

Enjoy one of Adi's famous milkshakes!

Zikhona
Zikhona

A fantastic help in the kitchen

Mama Kholeka
Mama Kholeka

Makes the yummiest salads with produce straight from our veggie garden

Mama Silelwa
Mama Silelwa

Mama makes sure our facilities are always clean and ready for use!

Jens
Jens

Friendliest guy around who does a fantastic job at keeping our premises tidy!

Mama Nowelile
Mama Nowelile

Mama makes sure your room is 100% ready for your arrival

Fundelwa
Fundelwa

This is one hardworking lady who aims to make your stay great!

Eco & Zanzi
Eco & Zanzi

Our two cutest and sweetest fur-babies

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Our Community

Mdumbi Backpackers is a community-driven incentive which strives to promote  community involvement in sustainable eco-tourism. Mdumbi has a unique ownership model, with the  local employees, the community association, and TransCape (Mdumbi's affiliated NPO) all holding shares in the business. 

 In order to promote local ownership, Mdumbi Backpackers supports staff members in running their own personal  businesses. From Mama Nowethu’s bread to Mama Nosekile’s laundry service, you can be sure that your money goes to the right place. Mdumbi was honoured by the World Responsible Tourism Awards and won the silver prize for “best for poverty reduction.”

Mdumbi Backpackers helped to establish TransCape, a nonprofit that aims to tackle the significant education, health and socio-economic challenges in the community. Transcapes' mission is to provide access to the resources, support, and knowledge necessary for communities to initiate the process of change towards a better quality of life. Guests are welcome to visit their projects.