Freedom O Clock Backpackers Retreat

Availability

        

Room types

  • Double Room Surf

    Double Room Surf

    Double room with double bed and awesome sea, river and beach views.

    Not Available. Restrictions may apply.
    Sleep: 2
    Extra: 0
  • Family Room Fish

    Family Room Fish

    Room consists of double bed and double bunk and offers awesome views of the river, beach and ocean. Sliding door leads out onto deck and garden.

    Not Available. Restrictions may apply.
    Sleep: 4
    Extra: 0

    Facilities: Bunk beds, Double bed, Garden view, Sea view, Shared Bathroom, View of the river

    Rooms

  • Family Room Relax

    Family Room Relax

    Room consists of double bed and a single bed and offers awesome views of the river, beach and ocean. Sliding door leads out onto deck and garden.

    Not Available. Restrictions may apply.
    Sleep: 3
    Extra: 0

    Facilities:

    Rooms

  • The Mushroom Dormitory/Family Hut

    The Mushroom Dormitory/Family Hut

    Spacious rondavel with 5 single beds. Beautiful view of the river and mangroves.

    Not Available. Restrictions may apply.
    Sleep: 5
    Extra: 0

Description

This small, rustic, eco-minded family-run spot lies on the eastern side of the Mdumbi River mouth in a very rural and remote village called Mngcibe. Wake up to mind-blowing views of the ocean, beach, rare mangroves and forest-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.

For those who have not yet travelled to the Wild Coast it should be pointed out that you will be travelling in an under-developed region. The variety and quality of goods and services you may be accustomed to are not always readily available.

Freedom O Clock Backpacking Retreat is set in a remote and primitive region, where even the provision of fresh water can not 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 Freedom O Clock may not be for you.

Check-in/Check-out

Check In After: 14:00

Check Out Before: 10:00

Children Policy

Children welcome

Credit Cards Accepted

Facilities

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Facilities & Services

  • Babysitting upon arrangement
  • Braai Facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Guest Kitchen
  • WiFi (Charged)

Suitability

  • Party Venue
  • Wedding Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Eco Friendly

Activities Offered or Nearby

  • 4X4 trail
  • Beach
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating /canoeing
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Open sea fishing
  • Rock and surf fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walks
  • Weddings
  • Whale watching

Dietary Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dinner on request
  • Lunch packs on request
  • Picnic baskets on request
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Services

BabySitting One of our staff members will be more than happy to keep an eye on your little one whether you're taking a walk on the beach, exploring the village, or having a sundowner and chat with friends on the deck.
Housekeeping A morning, after breakfast, after lunch and early evening kitchen cleanups. Your room can be serviced daily on request.
Guided Walk Guided Village walks and cultural tours are on offer by one of the local residents. You can also experience the beautiful coastal by taking a guided walk to Coffee Bay or Hluleka Nature Reserve
Meal Type We offer a self catered option or catered for. We can cater 3 meals per day or alternatively you can decide which meals you would like us to prepare for you. This will have to be arranged in advance. Breakfasts range from Cereals & Fruit, Bacon and Eggs, Fresh Homemade Xhosa Bread and Jam. Toasties & Chips, Savoury Pancakes Fresh Homemade Xhosa Bread and Salad for Lunch. Dinner often involves a fire under the stars, braai evening, traditional Xhosa meals, pasta and salads or a Seafood evening
Shuttle Service A prearranged shuttle available from Coffee Bay or Mthatha.

Specials

This small, rustic, eco-minded family-run spot lies on the eastern side of the Mdumbi River mouth in a very rural and remote village called Mngcibe. Wake up to mind-blowing views of the ocean, beach, rare mangroves and forest-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. For those who have not yet travelled to the Wild Coast it should be pointed out that you will be travelling in an under-developed region. The variety and quality of goods and services you may be accustomed to are not always readily available. Freedom O Clock Backpacking Retreat is set in a remote and primitive region, where even the provision of fresh water can not 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 Freedom O Clock may not be for you.