The Backpackers is 50% community owned - our staff are our extended family, all of them are directors of the company, and all of them make the place what it is. The Backpacker is nestled on one of the hills overlooking the beach, providing you with stunning sunrise views. It is surrounded by local village huts, people, livestock, laughter and the lovely hum of Xhosa village life.
South Africa is has a powerful mix of politics, people and complexities that frame the context of our lives post apartheid.
For these reasons we do not accept any guests who are racist, sexist, agist, homophobic, xenophobic, ethnomophobic or just a horrible person in whatever way. If you are then we will happily drop you off at the nearest minibus taxi. (We are however open to debate any of the above if you are unsure of where you stand.) For more on the why and what of our place please read further (link here).
Wild Lubanzi is a place for the young-at-heart, a place for dreamers, adventurers, travellers, or anyone who ever felt that "there must be more to life". Here's more. You wanna come see?
Please note: We are currently rebuilding our backpackers from scratch. However, some accommodation is available (check the accommodation page), the self-catering kitchen is operational and toilet/shower facilites are provided. The beers are cold and the view and short walk to the beach are the same as always.