Sugarloaf Backpackers, Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, South AfricaWe are situated alongside the Mnenga river, looking onto the main Coffee Bay beach mouth and point.

Imagine waking up beside the Mnenga river mouth, with sunrise painting the picturesque Coffee Bay in pinks and blues while surfers tear through the waves…

The incredibly beautiful and unspoiled Transkei Coast is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most popular destinations, both among local and international visitors. But where to find a place that will add to your fond memories of your holiday here, rather than detract from it? Look no further than Sugarloaf Backpackers… this impeccably neat little establishment has newly been renovated, and our staff members are as friendly and hospitable as ever! We have a Bar and a Restaurant and offer guided hikes and other activities. The holiday of a lifetime beckons… what are you waiting for?!

Our Accommodation

Giant Hut

The Giant hut sleeps up to 7 people. Ideal for a big family getaway or a group of friends. Features a river view, en-suite and has a double bed and two bunk beds. View

Dormitory Huts

We have 2 Traditional Xhosa huts with bunk beds sleeping up to 12 people each. Ideal for a big group of friends or a single traveler simply looking for clean beds to sleep in. View

King Hut

The King Hut sleeps up to 5 people. Ideal for a family getaway or a small group of friends. Features a double bed and triple bunk bed. View

Pied Hut

The Pied Hut sleeps up to 5 people. Ideal for a family getaway or a small group of friends. Features a double bed and triple bunk bed. View

Safari Tent

Nestled along the river bank on wooden decks with river views & seaviews. 3m x 3m strong game lodge canvas tents. Safe & Secure. Options of double beds or twin beds with bedding. View

Double Bedrooms

We have 2 Double Rooms; sleeping up to 2 people each. Ideal for a couple or a single person looking for some personal space. These rooms have Plug points. Double 1 has double bed and two single beds. Double 2 has double bed and bunk bed with en-suite. View

Camping - bring your own tent

You may choose a spot in the dedicated camping area to pitch your tent. Depending on the size of your tent, different rates will apply, please enquire. Features a communal self catering kitchen for your convenience. View


You may choose a spot in the dedicated parking area to park. Please check van sizes prior to arrival. Features a communal self catering kitchen for your convenience. View


From Mapuzi Caves and Hole in the wall, our local guides will guide you there, and we can fetch you if you legs are too sore to hike back :)

*HOLE-IN-WALL full day hike. Four hours each way. @ R100 per person. Shuttle one way is additional R100. Take up the option of a return shuttle to visit the famous hole @ R200 per person

*MAPUZI CAVES & CLIFF JUMPING half day excursion @ R80 per person

*VILLAGE TOUR 3 hours @ R80 per person
Catch cob, steenbras, musslecracker, blacktail, shad and more… our rich ocean waters will spoil even the keenest angler for choice!
Hire a board or Surf Instructor and go and master the waves on the right hand point break or the main beach break.

*SURF LESSONS on request or just hire a board.
Horse rides can be organised for our guests. on the beach, alongside beautiful cliffs... you get the awesome picture.

HORSE RIDING 2 hour beach & village ride @ R200 per person.
*RIVER KAYAK TRIP, MDUMBI RIVER Half day @ R80 person.
*MASSAGE & HEALING at nearby "Arrow & Earth Healing"
Think you have what it takes to drum to the rhythm of the Wild Coast? Our drumming lessons will help you find the beat of Africa! *DRUMMING LESSONS & WORKSHOPS can be arranged at nearby drum café.
With our safe beach that’s more than a kilometer wide, you can bodysurf and play in the waves like a child … or hunt rare cowrie shells on the beach!

Our Property

The centralised main building has a large chilled lounge area and the Restaurant and main office area behind that. Located to the right is the Tokoloshe Bar with pool table and outdoor Braai and smoking area. This side also has a 2 communal Toilets and 2 Showers with a basin. The Left side of the property is the Sugar Huts, Parking and Camping area. There are 4 communal Toilets and 4 Showers with a basin. The Self Catering Kitchen is located here. We have big and little dogs in the property and security guards patrolling at night.

Some Videos for you to watch, Seeing is believing

The first two Videos are from 2013 and the last one we had made in 2010, so alot has changed since then.

Start your day with a traditional breakfast, Bacon and Eggs anyone?

Start your day with a traditional breakfast or porridge/cereal, before going off to spend some time exploring Coffee Bay or relaxing on the beautiful beaches, visiting local tourist sites or getting to know the small communities. It won’t be long before you will be lured back to Sugarloaf Backpackers for some great eats from our restaurant. And as the sun set, why not quench your thirst in Sugarloaf's Tokoloshe Bar or simply laze around with your friends in our comfortable lounges and luscious gardens? When you are ready for dinner, you will be treated to a generous meal of tasty local cuisine, before ending your day around a fire pit, sharing stories or simply admiring the starry African skies.

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