Welcome to the (almost) end of everywhere!

This is Lubanzi, a little Xhosa Village in the middle of nowhere of the former Transkei. This is where the road ends, this is where the sea and the sky meet, where the sun kisses the waves and the rhythm of life is still pure and undisturbed.

Kick off your shoes, check your Ego in at the baggage counter. Free yourself, climb into your skin, open up, be at one, breathe. Lubanzi is as "away from everything" as you can possibly be.

The Backpackers is owned 50% by the local community - our staff are our family, all of them are directors of the company, and all of them make the place what it is. The Backpacker nestles on a slope facing the beach and the sea, providing you with fantastic sunrise views. It is surrounded by local village huts, livestock and laughter and the general hum of Xhosa village life.

For obvious 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.) 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, and at this moment, the place still looks more like a construction site than anything else. However, some accommodation is available, 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.

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