Wake up to the sound of waves breaking on Coffee Bay beach, fall asleep with the lullaby of the Transkei
Welcome to Sugarloaf backpackers, situated in the beautiful Coffee Bay at the heart of the Wild Coast.
Sugarloaf overlooks the Mnenga River mouth, opening on to Coffee Bay’s main beach just a short walk from our door. If you are looking for a traditional South African experience let us welcome you to our family and show you how to make the most of your time here, whether you are looking to surf the waves, hike the cliff tops or just chill out on the beach, we will make your experience as unforgettable as the Transkei.
Join us in our Tokoloshe bar for cocktails or traditional beer and watch the sunset around our fire pit to the sound of traditional drumming and local fire dancing while local caught crayfish cook on the braai. Our accommodation caters to all, including comfortable safari tents, dormitories and private en-suite huts.
Coffee Bay is a small rural village on the Wild Coast not far from Mthatha
- No ATM’s, Please be sure to draw cash before you travel, the nearest ATM is 20km away.
- Card payments are accepted by Sugarloaf backpackers! 🙂
- No convenience stores, only basic 'spaza shops - the closest store is 20km away. Be sure to bring everything you need.
- This is the wild coast; please adhere to tidal times when visiting the beach and dress appropriately, the weather can be changeable, hiking boots for walking are strongly advised.
- Don't Follow the GPS - especially when travelling from Durban or Drakensburg, the GPS will take you on a wild detour.
- Transkei Traffic - This is a place where you will find cows at petrol stations and pigs holding up buses. Please use extra caution when travelling around Coffee Bay, especially when driving at night - the roads are unpredictable and at times not tarred and the traffic is wild, quite literally.
The Wild Coast is a stretch of South Africa's East coast between East London and Durban. This area is known as the Transkei as is an authentic piece of South African culture. Coffee Bay is a small traditional village located 250km from Durban on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province.
Stay 5 Nights and the next is Free
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