MDUMBI POINT & OTHER HIDDEN BREAKS ON SA’S WILD COAST
It’s a rocky road to get there, but it is entirely worth the jiggling when you arrive at Mdumbi Point for almost a week dedicated to surfing these incredible waves. The Mdumbi point, where the river of the same name reaches the ocean, offers a five star, classic point break surf – rated one of the best in South Africa. At its best, when the banks are on – expect a wave running for almost one kilometer.
Yet in the Transkei it’s about so much more than just the waves. These endless stretches of white, sandy beach backed by impressively high cliffs, are one of the most undeveloped parts of the country. You’ll spot the colorful Xhosa huts on the rolling green hills, but all the roads are gravel and the locals still make a living out of cattle. Don’t be surprised to find a bunch of cows lazing on the beach where you surf – they tend to enjoy the dry sand.
Your guides are experts. They are well known in the surfing circles and have gone on tour with brands such as Quicksilver and Billabong. They know all about the spots that are even more deserted than the Mdumbi Point. But don’t let the secret out!
Not a serious surfer? No problem. This is the type of holiday where the point is not to take life too seriously. It’s the chance to kick back with your friends and enjoy the waters that South Africa’s Transkei is so famous for.
There are two backpacker options for your stay in the Transkei. The one has won an eco award and both are in beautifully natural settings.
Don’t’ expect luxury accommodation, but do expect incredibly friendly hosts and many other laid-back travellers looking for a slice of the peaceful and rural Transkei.
Rest assured, however, that you dorm, double room or camping spot will be clean, the sheets will be soft and the food will be simple but delicious.
The itinerary for your time on tour depends entirely on the waves and the weather. Your guide who will be travelling with you will keep an eye on the water and let you know when is the best time to go out and surf the waves. While you’re not in the water, you can enjoy the beaches or go kayaking along the Mdumbi River. What you should definitely do, however, is take morning to go on a hike along the enormous cliffs. The views from here will take your breath away.
Needless to say, every day is bound to be an adventure, and the biggest part of your trip will be spent in the water.
Airport transfers; nine nights accommodation in Tofu; professional guide.
- Beautiful Mdumbi
- Daily surfing excursions
- Epic Wild Coast cliffs
- Surf an undeveloped coast
- Experienced surfer guide
- Friendly locals
- Practically deserted beaches
- Sun drenched holiday
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