South Africa

Eastern Cape

Elliotdale District

Wild Lubanzi EcoArt Backpackers

Discover Wild Coast, Hole in the Wall, and hiking trails from our Eco & Arts village in Elliotdale

Inspiring People

Our lifestyle encourages our guests to find their goal outside of the pressures of society and follow their hearts

Every night, the Cozy Corner provides an atmospheric fireplace with drink in hand and good company!

  • We have built our hostel from the ground up to where it is today. We are still, and will always be building. Our creativity inspires our guests to think outside of the box and that anything is possible if you have determination, consistency and patience
  • Wild Lubanzi was founded in 2010 and has since evolved into what it is today. It has changed locations in 2016 which also changed the nature of the backpackers at the previous location
  • Today, there are two owners with big plans and dreams and two Guest Experience Managers . Wild Lubanzi is a platform for creativity, reflecting and expression and is expanding into a sawmill, spa and wedding venue

  • Our Guest Experiences Managers are from up North and have been with us for the past 3 months
  • They are excellent hosts and make guests feel welcome and informed
  • Our friendly staff make sure the place is comfortable and clean and will gladly provide the services to guest of washing up, doing laundry or providing delicious meals or mouthwatering Xhosa bread anytime of the day.” We use grey after, plant an immense amount of trees and recycle as much as we can buy using materials in our building projects
  • When welcomed, travelers are taken on a tour to show how everything works , where they can save water and how important the environment is to us
  • We urge our guests to respect and integrate with our local community and encourage them to venture out and explore the village

Lizani

Altered Host Member

After living in cities all her life, Lizani moved to the Wild Coast in 2017 and created Wild Lubanzi, a place for dreamers, adventurers, travellers, or anyone who ever felt that "there must be more to life".

Incredible Place

Our backpackers offers stunning ocean views from every room

  • There is a 10 bed dorm, 2 private bell tents sleeping 2 people each and 1 private safari tent sleeping 2 people
  • The Gardener’s Cove is an ensuite cabin built into the cliff and sleeps 4 people (2 adults with 2 children) or 3 adults comfortably. The Carpenter’s Nest is an ensuite cabin built into the cliff sleeping 2 people
  • There is no restaurant at Wild Lubanzi, however there are 3 community kitchens where guests can order breakfast lunch or dinners. Our community loves food!
  • The concept is to share what they love with travelers while also putting plates on their own tables
  • There is reliable WiFi and mobile networks at Lubanzi which makes it an incredible remote working place. Feeling completely off the grid but still being connected to the corporate world.

  • We love books and hammocks and this is why there are many hammocks and a small library for travellers to enjoy

  • The Cozy Corner fireplace, swings at the bar, hammocks on the deck, view points at different places, work-in-progress outdoor theater and self-made pathways and gardens. 

  • Group trips, village tours, hikes to the iconic Hole in the Wall, fishing spots, snorkelling spots, sea food braai, hikes to the waterfall, rock pools, small caves, dinner in the village, picnic at the river, sheep braai

Impactful Planet

We are mindful of how our practices affect the local environment

Environment conservation is integrated seamlessly into the Lubanzi way of life

  • We utilise grey water
  • We plant an immense amount of trees and recycle as much as we can by using materials in our building projects
  • We take our guests on a property tour to show how everything works, where they can save water and how important the environment is to us
  • We urge them to respect and integrate with our local community and encourage them to venture out and explore the village.

Our Location

Coastal splendor, cliffs, and tranquility in one

Address

Wild lubanzi backpackers, Mavaleleni Shinira, South Africa

  • Hole in the Wall
  • Mncwasa River
  • Mermaid’s Cave
  • Waterfall
  • Coffee Shack Backpackers
  • Bulungula Eco Lodge
  • Mdumbi Backpackers
  • Hike to Hole in the Wall with a guide
  • Hike to the waterfall
  • Explore the caves
  • Book a village tour
  • Have dinner at a community kitchen
  • Take a village to lunch and buy a sheep braai package

South Africa

Eastern Cape

Elliotdale District

Wild Lubanzi EcoArt Backpackers