Situated on the breathtaking Wild Coast, the Lodge is nestled in one of the most beautiful locations in South Africa. An eco-friendly, Fair Trade certified, affordable, multi-night destination for South African and overseas visitors alike; the Lodge is superb for 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. 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 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 rondavel huts have beautiful sea and forest views. Stay in permanent tents on platforms under the trees or bring and pitch your own tent. Whichever roof you choose, you'll sleep well, to the sound of the Indian Ocean's surf.