Freedom O'Clock Backpackers
from R100 pp
Drop Some Freedom on You
This small, rustic, eco-minded family-run spot lies on the eastern side of the Mdumbi River mouth and is located in the rural Pondo village of Mngcibe in a remote and primitive region of the Wild Coast.
Freedom O Clock is owned and managed by Otto, Lu and little Coral-Bella, who all have a great love for nature and the ocean. We love hanging out with guests, sharing info on the area, chatting around the fire and having a cold one on the deck while watching astonishing sunsets.
Wake up to mind-blowing views of the ocean, beach, rare mangroves and forest-lined Mdumbi River. The incredible views and access to the beach and river makes this an ideal laid-back place to visit for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who don’t mind roughing it a bit in this unspoilt rural area.
Discovering the safe, secluded, pristine beaches, river estuaries, rare white mangrove swamps and other Wild Coast treasures make the 2-hour trip from the main road well worth it. Coffee Bay is just 45 minutes drive away and there is a very scenic 3-hour hike between Coffee Bay and Mdumbi.
It must be noted that Freedom O Clock is completely off the grid and rely only on harvesting rain water. The area has no electricity and we make use of solar power for lights, gas for fridge, freezer and stove and paraffin for showers.
For those who have not yet traveled to the Wild Coast it should be pointed out that you will be traveling in an under-developed region. The variety and quality of goods and services you may be accustomed to are not always readily available. We are set in a remote and primitive region, where even the provision of fresh water cannot be taken for granted. Taking this into account we aim to achieve the highest possible standards and we feel it is best to make you aware of this. If you prefer luxury to comfortable living then the Freedom O Clock may not be for you.
Rooms Types Available:
- Double Room
- Double Room with Bunk
- Double Room with Single Bed
- Dorm Room