Mthatha (Umtata) Accommodation

Mthatha, or Umtata as it was previously known, is a small city of less than 100 000 citizens in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The town, founded in the early 1880's was named after the Mthatha River, alongside which it was built. The river's name, in turn, was inspired by the Umtati (sneezewood) trees which lined its banks. Mthatha is located close to Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall, two notable stops on any traverse of the popular Wild Coast. Mthatha is mainly utilised by people en route to the coast and those doing business in the city.

Preceding its construction, the city was used as a military base for the British Colonial forces. During Apartheid it became the administrative capital of the old Bantustan, Transkei, and was known by its old name, Umtata. The city had a name change in 2004 to the more traditional Mthatha but is still inextricably linked to South Africa's history and serves as an important hub for those living in the rural villages around the city.

The most notable thing about the city is its relationship to Nelson Mandela, South Africa's favourite freedom fighter. He was born in the village of Mvezu and grew up in the village of Qunu, both falling into the same municipality as Mthatha. Today, the city and the 2 villages make up the three campuses of the Nelson Mandela Museum, which documents the activist's life.

The museum is located in the Bunga, the old parliament building for traditional leaders in the area and makes for a fascinating visit.

If you plan on staying in Mthatha, you will give yourself the unique experience of staying in a South African city which has a truly African feel about it; slightly run down and full of culture - women dressed in traditional shweshwe fabric and butcheries selling live animals, for example.

Ensure that you soak up the experience before navigating the potholed roads to the Wild Coast.

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Business accommodation in Mthatha (Umtata)

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Sleep and Dream Guest House
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Sleep and Dream is an architectural masterpiece. The building is accentuated by large, angular skylights which filter pristine light into the entrance and dining room area. The first and lasting impre... Read More

 
Mountain View Guest House

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This bed and breakfast offers ten well-appointed en-suite bedrooms and is set in a peaceful garden with swimming pool. All rooms feature flat screen tvs, DStv, dvd players, fans, fridges, microwa... Read More

 
Number 52 Blakeway

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We offer two luxury suites, one with king size bed or two single beds, the other with a double bed. Ceiling fans for summer.Electric blankets for winter. B & B DSTV bouquet. Bar fridge and microwave, ... Read More

 
Big Five Guest House

From R425 pps


Big Five Guest House is the perfect accommodation for business travellers and family looking for a getaway, as we are centrally situated close to the airport, restaurants and shops. We offer a freshly... Read More

 
Lodge Bellagio

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This opulent, owner designed guest house with custom created furniture will make you feel what it's like to live the crystal life. Staying at Lodge Bellagio is all about surrounding yourself with lux... Read More

 
Mthatha Backpackers and Tours

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Mthatha Backpackers is situated in the centre of the Wild Coast. It is also the only backpackers in South Africa's only African city, Mthatha. ... Read More

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Hotel Savoy

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We offer 101 luxury air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Two of our rooms are executive suites. Our rooms are serviced daily, and feature either a double bed or two single beds, tea and coff... Read More

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Swell Eco Lodge
56.5 km

From R400 pps


Discover the splendour of the true Wild Coast at Swell Eco Lodge. Situated in the untouched, peaceful area of Mngcibe, on the North side of the Mdumbi River, we invite you to enjoy pure relaxation and... Read More

 
Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat
56.6 km

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This small, rustic, eco-minded family-run spot lies on the eastern side of the Mdumbi River mouth. Wake up to mind-blowing views of the ocean, beach, rare mangroves and forest-lined Mdumbi River. ... Read More

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Eagles Nest Coffee Bay
56.8 km

From R400* unit


Are you looking for a place with magnificent view, juicy green in a silent and peaceful nest, so then you are very welcome to stay here in our Backpackers Hostel. The Eagles Nest Backpackers Hostel... Read More

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Mthatha (Umtata) Reviews

Mthatha (Umtata)
It was my very first time but I found it very interesting with more friendly faces, I will definitely come back.
- Sthembile Nene

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Mthatha is a place I would visit again.
- Mogapi Letebele

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