or contact us 

+27 (0) 83 461 1834


By Car
Follow the N2 to Mthatha, take the Coffee Bay road for 70km, turn left onto Umdumbi gravel road and follow Mdumbi Backpacker signs for 23km.
If you are coming from Durban, DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS (unless you want a real adventure).

Before you book...

We would like to remind you that Mdumbi is a community-run business for travellers who are willing to venture off the beaten path and  experience real Africa. 


Travellers should be ready to embrace gravel roads, communal facilities and rustic accommodation. 


We look forward to meeting  you!


The Mdumbi Team

On Foot

Did you know that the hike from Coffee Bay to Mdumbi is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Wild Coast? Don't miss out! Ask for directions at Coffee Bay or Mdumbi Backpackers.



Special offer for hikers: walk to Mdumbi, stay 2 nights and get a free shuttle back  to Coffee Bay!

By Plane
Baz Bus & Shuttle

Take the Coffee Shack shuttle to Coffee Bay and the Mdumbi Shuttle will pick you up from there. 


Pick-ups from Coffee Bay are R70 one way. 

Very affordable flights are now available from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Mthatha Airport (UTT). Mthatha is a one and a half hour drive from Mdumbi. Car rental is available at the airport, or a shuttle can be arranged. 

+27 (0) 83 461 1834

At Mdumbi Backpackers, we believe in Ubuntu.

“In the old days when we were young, a traveller through a country would stop at a village, and he didn’t have to ask for food or water; once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not address themselves. The question therefore is, are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you, and enable it to improve? These are important things in life. And if you can do that, you have done something very important.”

— Nelson Mandela