ZAR 180 per night
ZAR 180 per night
Mdumbi, Umtata, South Africa


Umtata, South Africa - Pobox 220, Thsani Nqeleni

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Description - Hostel

Here you will still find people living of the land, plowing their fields with oxen, and old Xhosa women sitting in the afternoon sun smoking their pipes. In the heart of this lies Mdumbi Backpackers overlooking the awesome Mdumbi beach, the perfect spot for a South African, Wild Coast beach holiday

We offer spacious accommodation in traditional Xhosa huts, two communal kitchens, two showers, longdrop toilets and the rustic Tin Roof chill-out hall and cafe. Meals available: R15-30 Breakfast; 15 Toasties and R45-55 Supper: great seafood.

Mdumbi beach (one of the best and most secluded South African beaches) and river is an awesome play ground. It is save, secluded and protected against windy conditions. The point offers five star classic point break surfing, rated amongst the best in SA. On its best you could expect a wave running for almost one kilometer.

Horse riding on Mdumbi Beach and Kayaking Mdumbi River

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 9
  • Year built: 2002
  • Renovated: 2006
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 180 (South African Rand)

double (2 beds) mixed dorm quad (4 beds) triple (3 beds)
  • Check-in: 11:30am
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

BBQ area Beach Boat rental Breakfast available Childcare or babysitting Children permitted Gardens Gift shop Laundry/valet service Linen rental Parking (free) Pets allowed Religious services on site Sports/activities

Room amenities

Traditional Xhosa rondawels with basic furniture. Two six bed rondawels with small gas stove and fridge, two four bed, one three bed and two doubles. One i5 bed dorm and lots of camping

Cumunal kitchen, showers and toilets

Backpacker facilities Fireplace (wood burning) Internet access Maid service daily Ocean view rooms Showers without bath Telephone Television not available


Beautiful rock pools and reefs stretching for kilometers North and South of the beach, offers amazing snorkeling and spear fishing potential. Not to mention Mdumbi rivers mussel rocks and mangroves. The hiking Potential is endless.

Points of interest
  • Hole in the wall - 60km by road
  • Caves - 6km on foot
  • Water fall - 25km road + 2 on foot
  • Best beach in SA - 400m

Food and drink
Eating in house
Mdumbi Cafe
Fresh seafood of the Wild Coast

Price details

ZAR 180 per night (South African Rand)

Only South African rand accepted (R85 - R/person/night)

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

no refunds on deposits

Location - Hostel

Pobox 220, Thsani Nqeleni
Eastern Cape (Province of Eastern Cape)
South Africa  5099

How to get there

Turn left off the N2 15km outside Umtata onrout to East London onto the Coffeebay road. Turn Left 70km later onto gravel road at the Mdumbi Backpacker sign and follow signs for 22km

Pick ups availeble in Umtata at R90/p

Nearest airport: Umtata - 100Km