Mdumbi Backpackers

Big hearts and beautiful views...

Mdumbi Backpackers is a business full of heart. It is an important part of the community. They strive 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. They were honoured by the World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2016 and won the silver prize for “best for poverty reduction”.

Mdumbi BackpackersMdumbi Backpackers is closely involved with the community and helped to establish TransCape, a nonprofit that aims to tackle the significant education, health and socio-economic problems in the community by providing access to resources necessary for a change towards a better quality of life. Mdumbi Backpackers is proud to support the Mdumbi Education Center and other TransCape projects. Guests are welcome to visit our projects.

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. Mdumbi Backpackers

Things to know: they offer plenty of activities including their own SPA!, be sure to ask with reception. Lounge area, pool table, braai area, and free Wi-Fi! Instruments, games, and books are also there for your enjoyment.

Camping, dorms, and doubles are available all ranging from R80- R320! Mdumbi Backpackers


Call today for a booking!