As you might have noticed in my previous post about the Wild Coast, I loved this holiday quite a lot. I raved about open spaces and how that made the trip so exceptional. But there’s another reason behind my love for this particular backpacking trip. The everyday lifestyle. The day started with a cup of coffee and an incredible view, followed by something tasty and homemade before a heading to the beach and reading for hours or ambling along barefoot.
After a very leisurely lunch of toasted sandwiches, afternoons were spent lazing around the backpackers’ chill areas, reading some more, playing a game of chess or scrabble or merely sitting back and listening to the music, not really thinking anything but not entertaining a moment of boredom. This lifestyle together with the wide open spaces and kilometres on kilometres of untouched beauty are definitely the two main reasons for my newly discovered love for South Africa’s Wild Coast.
I know this particular lifestyle does not count at all kinds of backpackers, and not even all the backpackers along the Wild Coast, so if you’re looking for the same kind of trip that I experienced, then there are two backpackers that you must definitely visit. Bulungula and Mdumbi. Both are rural and you stay in Xhosa huts. Both are very involved with the community, giving you perfect way to tread lightly and do your responsible travel trip for 2013.