Mdumbi backpackers

the heart of the transkei

why stay at mdumbi?

is this the place for you?

Welcome to Mdumbi, a backpackers with panoramic Wild Coast views nestled in the heart of the Transkei and infused with the culture of the amaXhosa. We are an award-winning backpackers that promotes community involvement and sustainable eco-tourism.

Best Beach & Surf

Voted best beach in Southern Africa, with World-class surf with no crowds and incredible hiking and exploration opportunities.

Community driven

Safe, hospitable and vibrant village with ​Friendly and knowledgeable staff. All activities owned by local community members.

Epic spot

Seasonal whale and dolphin watching. Voted "favourite hidden gem" by Getaway Magazine.

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Our beautiful beach & community

a moment to experience

Travel to this remote part of South Africa and you will immediately know why people rave about this destination. The Transkei, which Nelson Mandela regarded as home, is one of the only remaining areas in South Africa where you can get a real African experience: chiefs are the authority, livestock the currency and deep-routed myths the philosophy of the amaXhosa who populate the mudbrick houses that scatter the rolling hills. 

Boasting one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline, secluded white sand beaches and endless exploring, the Wild Coast is an area not to be missed on a visit to South Africa.

Local food & breathtaking activities

100% Community owned

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our unwinding accommodation

Feel at home

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