Bulungula Lodge Xhosa Community

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What we offer

  • Accommodation
  • Self Catering
  • Back Packers
  • Xhosa rondavels
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Private Rooms

About Us

Situated on the breathtaking Wild Coast of the Transkei region, Bulungula Lodge is nestled in one of the most beautiful locations along South Africa's Coast. An eco-friendly, Fair Trade certified, affordable, multi-night destination for sustainability minded South African and overseas visitors alike.

The Lodge is a superb accommodation for Wild Coast budget travellers, backpackers and cultural wanderers of this Earth. The Bulungula Lodge sustains local culture and the planet, and is 100% owned and managed by the vibrant, traditional Nqileni village, a Xhosa community in between Bulungula and Xhora river mouth.

The Xhosa community is an integral part of daily life in and around the Lodge. With no fences, no crime, and no hassles, the village is full of friendly smiles and lots of animals. You are invited to be part of this community throughout your stay – becoming part of the Bulungula Lodge and village community is the whole point of coming here!

The Lodge is a carbon neutral accommodation on the Wild Coast. It’s powered by the sun and includes the legendary ’rocket’ hot-water showers, our water comes from our own borehole and the virtually odourless compost toilets are the most colourful in Africa. 10 theme-painted traditionally built Xhosa rondavel huts have beautiful sea and forest views. Or stay in cabins under the trees. Whichever roof you choose, you’ll sleep well, to the sound of the Indian Ocean’s surf.

*Paradise is by definition hard to get to, but we reckon it’s a fun mission and it is oh so worth it. We are located on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape, formerly known as the Transkei Region. Destinations like Coffee Bay and Lubanzi are only a hike along the beach away.

General facilities:

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Secured parking
  • Free parking
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • WIFI