• Fully equipped communal kitchen

  • ​Lounge with pool table, movies, library, guitars, drums & games

  • Braai areas

  • Spa 

  • ​Laundry service

  • ​Indoor and outdoor solar heated showers

  • ​Free Wi-Fi (slow Transkei reception) 

  • Beach access with excellent surfing, fishing, swimming, snorkelling and boat launching facilities

  • Playground 

Mdumbi keeps the Earth and future generations close to its heart by exploring the best systems of energy generation as well as water and waste recycling.


The Mdumbi Cafe makes delicious home cooked meals so you can spend more time relaxing or exploring. Order off the menu for breakfast and lunch (cooked breakfasts, salads, wraps, toasties). Dinner is a set menu affair, ranging from our famous Saturday night seafood feast, to Mama’s smoking prawn curry, to our traditional South African braai.


Let us know in advance, and we will be happy to accommodate dietary needs. 



+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