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Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat

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From R150 PPS

 

Overview

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.

Rooms offer commanding views of the ocean, river, rolling green hills and Tshani point with its perfect right hand wave and beach breaks.

Surfing, fishing, river trips, boat hire, canoeing, hiking and biking, snorkelling, bird watching, and horse rides are just to mention a few activities to busy your day.... or just RELAX!

We offer double rooms, family rooms and a dorm rondavel/hut.

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. Just enquire beforehand if you have "serious preferences". Please try to bring returnable bottles if you do decide to bring your own drinks.

Recycling is one of our main concerns. Please note that should your child use disposable diapers you are requested to bring along your own diaper bags and to take them with you to dispose in a municipal area. Diapers are not bio-degradable and do not burn.

We offer very limited self catering get over peak seasons. Being completely off the grid our freezer facilities can not cope with too many heavy loads, ie. keeping a large groups meat frozen for 10 days. You are welcome to self cater for either breakfast or lunch. Just let us know the evening before if you will be having breakfast or lunch self catered.

Also be sure to bring along all your favourite treats, drinks, smokes, etc... Spazas only stock a limited amount of the very basics. Local beers ie Black Label, Hansa and Redds Cider & Savanah are available at shebeens.

Horse rides, hiking, snorkeling, fishing, surf lessons, kite boarding, kayaking, scenic boat cruises up the river, 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 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 the Wild Coast may not be for you...

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking

    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting
  • Children Allowed
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Other

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Special rates for children under 10 years.

Camp 2 - Rooftops, Trailer Tents & Tents

Sleeps 6
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We provide limited camping space in the bottom of the garden set away from the main house. We like to call it Freestyle camping. Best suited for self-sufficient campers. No electricity or running water on site. Tranquil with beaut views!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 190   R 190
February 2018       R 150   R 150
March 2018       R 190   R 190
April 2018       R 190   R 190
May 2018       R 150   R 150
June 2018       R 190   R 190
July 2018       R 190   R 190
August 2017       R 150   R 150
September 2017       R 150   R 150
October 2017       R 150   R 150
November 2017       R 150   R 150
December 2017       R 190   R 190

Camp 3 - 2 x Single Tents

Sleeps 4
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This campsite is located near the main house. We like to call it Freestyle camping. Best suited for smaller tents. Tranquil with beaut views!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 190   R 190
February 2018       R 150   R 150
March 2018       R 190   R 190
April 2018       R 190   R 190
May 2018       R 150   R 150
June 2018       R 190   R 190
July 2018       R 190   R 190
August 2017       R 150   R 150
September 2017       R 150   R 150
October 2017       R 150   R 150
November 2017       R 150   R 150
December 2017       R 190   R 190

Camp 4 - Single Tent

Sleeps 2
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This campsite is located near the main house. We like to call it Freestyle camping. Best suited for smaller tents. Tranquil with beaut views!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 190   R 190
February 2018       R 150   R 150
March 2018       R 190   R 190
April 2018       R 190   R 190
May 2018       R 150   R 150
June 2018       R 190   R 190
July 2018       R 190   R 190
August 2017       R 150   R 150
September 2017       R 150   R 150
October 2017       R 150   R 150
November 2017       R 150   R 150
December 2017       R 190   R 190

Camp Spot 1 (Roof Top or Trailer Tent)

Sleeps 4
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We provide limited 4 x 4 and rooftop camping space set away from the main house in a very rural setting (fenced within the property). We like to call it "Freestyle Camping" and is not your average "Aventura" setup. You will need a 4x4 or a good bakkie should you want your vehicle parked at your tent. Your vehicle can securely be left at the main house if need. * Communal fire pit * No electricity or water on site. *Unfortunately there is not much shade (yet). Most folk bring along gazebo's etc. There are also 2 smaller sites closer to the main house. You will not be able to park your vehicle next to your tent.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 190   R 190
February 2018       R 150   R 150
March 2018       R 190   R 190
April 2018       R 190   R 190
May 2018       R 150   R 150
June 2018       R 190   R 190
July 2018       R 190   R 190
August 2017       R 150   R 150
September 2017       R 150   R 150
October 2017       R 150   R 150
November 2017       R 150   R 150
December 2017       R 190   R 190

Fish Room - Double and Double Bunk

Sleeps 4
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This is one of 3 rooms in a L-shaped which offers insane views of the ocean, beach and river. All rooms are private and have sliding doors out onto a sundeck. The FISH room is a family room and consists of a double bed and double bunk with VIEWS!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 300   R 300
February 2018       R 225   R 225
March 2018       R 300   R 300
April 2018       R 300   R 300
May 2018       R 225   R 225
June 2018       R 300   R 300
July 2018       R 300   R 300
August 2017       R 225   R 225
September 2017       R 225   R 225
October 2017       R 225   R 225
November 2017       R 225   R 225
December 2017       R 300   R 300

Jungle One Safari Tent

Sleeps 2
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Sleep under the stars and with the sound of the ocean in our pre-pitched heavy duty Safari dome tents. Equipped with 2 single beds, linen and solar light. Conveniently located near the ablution and communal facilities.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 250   R 250
February 2018       R 200   R 200
March 2018       R 250   R 250
April 2018       R 250   R 250
May 2018       R 200   R 200
June 2018       R 250   R 250
July 2018       R 250   R 250
August 2017       R 200   R 200
September 2017       R 200   R 200
October 2017       R 200   R 200
November 2017       R 200   R 200
December 2017       R 250   R 250

Mushroom - Dorm / Family Hut

Sleeps 5
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The MUSHROOM is a dorm/family hut and consists of a double bed and 3 single beds with amazing river views.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 300   R 300
February 2018       R 225   R 225
March 2018       R 300   R 300
April 2018       R 300   R 300
May 2018       R 225   R 225
June 2018       R 300   R 300
July 2018       R 300   R 300
August 2017       R 225   R 225
September 2017       R 225   R 225
October 2017       R 225   R 225
November 2017       R 225   R 225
December 2017       R 300   R 300

Relax Room - Double and Single

Sleeps 3
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This is one of 3 rooms in a L-shaped which offers insane views of the ocean, beach and river. All rooms are private and have sliding doors out onto a sundeck. The RELAX room is a family room and consists of a double bed and single bed with VIEWS!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 300   R 300
February 2018       R 225   R 225
March 2018       R 300   R 300
April 2018       R 300   R 300
May 2018       R 225   R 225
June 2018       R 225   R 225
July 2018       R 200   R 300
August 2017       R 225   R 225
September 2017       R 225   R 225
October 2017       R 225   R 225
November 2017       R 225   R 225
December 2017       R 300   R 300

Surf room - Double

Sleeps 2
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This is one of 3 rooms in a L-shaped building which offers the best views of the ocean, beach and river. Rooms are private and have sliding doors out onto a sundeck. The SURF room is a double room and consists of a double bed and packing space.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 300   R 300
February 2018       R 225   R 225
March 2018       R 300   R 300
April 2018       R 300   R 300
May 2018       R 225   R 225
June 2018       R 300   R 300
July 2018       R 300   R 300
August 2017       R 225   R 225
September 2017       R 225   R 225
October 2017       R 225   R 225
November 2017       R 225   R 225
December 2017       R 300   R 300
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 15 August 2017
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Location

Mdumbi River Mouth, Mngcibe, Wild Coast, 5140

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