The Mdumbi Team
Makes us the best meals
Enjoying the Mdumbi deck with breath taking view
Will always make sure you have a ride to get to us
The friendly face that greets you at reception
Enjoy one of Adi's famous milkshakes!
A fantastic help in the kitchen
Makes the yummiest salads with produce straight from our veggie garden
Mama makes sure our facilities are always clean and ready for use!
Friendliest guy around who does a fantastic job at keeping our premises tidy!
Mama makes sure your room is 100% ready for your arrival
This is one hardworking lady who aims to make your stay great!
Our two cutest and sweetest fur-babies
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more about who we are
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.