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Freedom O Clock Backpackers Retreat

Mdumbi River Mouth, Mngcibe, Mngcibe - Wild Coast, South Africa
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The Place

Hostel

Private & Shared room options

Couples

Families

Groups

Solo travellers

Nearest Wave
500 metres

Wake up to mind to blowing views of the ocean, beach, rare mangroves and forest to lined river.

Kitchen is communal (makes for social evenings). Our self catered kitchen, with fridge/freezer, gas stove, and the usual kitchen goodies offers limited space for breakfasts and lunches only. We serve delicious home cooked breakfasts, lunches and house dinners daily.

Note that we are completely off the grid, have no municipal water and only rely on harvesting rain water. The area has no electricity and we make use of solar power for lights, gas for fridge, freezer and stove, paraffin for shower.

We stock a limited variety of beverages and alcoholic drinks. Be sure to bring along all your favourite treats, drinks, smokes, etc... Spazas only stock a limited amount of the very basics.

Horse rides, hiking, snorkeling, fishing, surf lessons, kayaking, scenic boat cruises, cultural dancing, a traditional evening spent with a local Xhosa household (includes traditional meal) or peaceful sundowners at the river edge can all be arranged.

Location

This small, rustic, eco to minded family to run spot lies on the eastern side of the Mdumbi River mouth in a very rural and remote village called Mngcibe. Your surroundings offer you accommodation situated in a rural and remote area…..faaaar away from the maddening crowds.

The views and access to the beach and river makes this an ideal laid back place to visit and is ideal for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast who don’t mind roughing it a bit here and there.

  • Facilities
  • Room types
  • Getting there
  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 25
Kitchen
Parking (free)
WIFI (surcharge)
Babysitting
Daily housekeeping
Laundry
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Honesty Bar
Packed lunches
Restaurant
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Soccer Pitch
Surf school
Surf Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This is one of 3 rooms in a L to shaped building which offers the most insanely awesome views of the ocean, beach and river. All rooms are private and have sliding doors out onto a sundeck. The SURF room is a double room and consists of a double bed, packing space and an amazing view from your bed!

Fish Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

This is one of 3 rooms in a L to shaped building which offers the most insanely awesome views of the ocean, beach and river. All rooms are private and have sliding doors out onto a sundeck. The FISH room is a dorm/family room and consists of a double bed and a double bunk, packing space and a beautiful river and rolling green hills from your bed!

Relax Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

Breakfast included? : No
This is one of 3 rooms in a L to shaped building which offers the most insanely awesome views of the ocean, beach and river. All rooms are private and have sliding doors out onto a sundeck. The RELAX room is a dorm/family room and consists of a double bed and a single bed, packing space and views, views, views…

Mush Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 5

The MUSHROOM is a dorm/family hut and consists of a double bed and 3 single beds with amazing river views.

Jungle 1 Safari Tent
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Sleep under the stars and with the sound of the ocean in our pre to pitched heavy duty Safari dome tents. Equipped with 2 single beds, linen and solar light. Conveniently located near the ablution and communal facilities.

CAMPSITE
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 8

We provide limited camping space set away from the main house in a very rural setting (fenced within the property). We like to call it "Freestyle Camping" and is not your average "Aventura" setup.
You will need a 4x4 or a good bakkie should you want your vehicle parked at your tent. Your vehicle can securely be left at the main house if need.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Mthatha and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: R800
  • - Nearest Airport: Mthatha
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 100km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 2 hours
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Tshani Point

Tshani Point

Level: All Levels

Right hand sand bottom rock point. It is a fairly consistent wave and when it's ON its comparable to any right hand in the world with long rides, open faces and barrel sections.

Lwandile Point

Lwandile Point

Level: Advanced

Better seen in John John's movie "View to a Blue Moon" under the South Africa section. It has an exposed point/river mouth surf break that works mostly during winter.

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28°

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20°

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20°

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28°

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.

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