Rustic Hut Rentals in a Traditional Village on the Wild Coast of South AfricaNqileni, Eastern Cape (South Africa)
These rustic huts can be found at a welcoming property on the Wild Coast of South Africa. There are 10 in total, with five offering a selection of between four to six beds and five huts fitted with a double or two single beds that are perfect for couples. The rentals all boast plenty of charm, with the beds dressed in comfy linens. Glampers will have access to full bathroom facilities on the property.
There are also communal areas at the lodge where guests can dine and enjoy socializing with locals from the village. To make the most of the clear skies in the area, the fire pit is the perfect place to gather and roast marshmallows while sharing stories with other guests and villagers. Read More
- Queen-size bed
- Outdoor furniture
- Fire pit
Since this lodge is certified Fair Trade, it makes a great effort to consider the environment and is run using solar power. Glampers will have access to full bathroom facilities and will find their hut fully stocked with lovely linens for a peaceful sleep.Read More
The hosts also offer meals at the property for an additional fee. Glampers should inquire for menus and prices.
Location + Surroundings
This incredible property has the environment in mind and is the perfect chance for glampers to truly integrate themselves with a traditional South African village. It can be found on the breathtaking Wild Coast and has access to incredible beaches where guests can expect to see whales, dolphins, and a wide range of unique wildlife. In addition, there are magical forests and lagoons waiting to be discovered by guests in the surroundings. The hosts are so proud of their clear skies and the chance to see shooting stars that they offer guests a free night's stay for every night they don't see any. Clearly, this secluded setting is the ideal place to disconnect and relax.
The local village of Nqileni owns the lodge and is a key part of daily life. Glampers will find the main area of the property merged within the village which gives them the opportunity to get to know the locals. Despite its secluded setting, East London and Mthatha are a short drive away, making it easily accessible. Read More
- Bird watching
- Feeding animals
- Horseback riding
- Water sports
- Scuba diving
This is the perfect destination for a peaceful getaway to experience the rural side of South Africa. Guests can enjoy wandering around the village and have the option of taking a guide with them. The locals love to interact with guests and can help them with face painting, brick-making, maize stamping, traditional food preparation, beer brewing, and firewood collecting. In addition, local fishermen are happy to show glampers how to catch fish with their traditional methods and even how to make a fishing rod from wood and wire. Glampers will also adore the impressive beaches just a short distance away that are wonderful for swimming and sunbathing.
Guests that are at the property mid-month are invited to attend the amazing two-day uHube party where the whole village gathers to dance and celebrate. The community also offers canoe trips up the beautiful Xhora River, where kamikaze fish may jump into guests' boat!
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
The property is an integrated space where guests may find themselves sharing common areas with members of the community who may not speak English but are friendly and interesting. There will always be a manager around who can translate if necessary.