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TravelPod Member ReviewsBomvu Backpackers Coffee Bay
the place looks tired it needs a face lift. The owner and workers are lovely but not satisfied with a few things. Our food was eaten out of the fridge and they didnt do anything about it, we booked tours the night before but when we went at the time requested they still hadnt booked anything and had to ring around (occured more than once). Room was nice.
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... Shack backpackers. Alice remembered it being very small with a pool table that didn't fit in the bar and seating areas outside. It obviously hadn't changed in seven years since Alice was last there and nor had the prices apparently! Camping was 90Rand each and beers were a whopping 14Rand, that's 70p a beer at a bar! Tent up and back to the bar we went to play pool with a trio of Dutch guys. Free Xhosi meal put on by the hostel consisting of beef ...
... still got the adrenaline pumping so was enough of a thrill for me! A few of the girls wouldn't do it so I was rather chuffed when I did :)! After our walk and swim we got cheese toasties for lunch and a group of us spent the afternoon chilling and playing cards. Dinner was a chicken poijki pot with rice and bread which was once again a masssivvee portion but very delicious and free which was a lovely bonus! They also serve free oysters with lemon and tabasco at the ...
... of farm buildings in between.
The hostel is right on the beach; good gardens, hammocks, and of course free coffee. Immediately I meet a nice man called Rick who shows me a few of his magic tricks and then offers to take me fishing. I accept and we stroll out to the bluff. I've decided I quite enjoy fishing, mainly because it offers opportunity for ...
... off him and cooked up for tasty dinner.
I spent my time in Bulungula relaxing. I hung out with Sipho and his great aunt (86 years old) one afternoon, chilled at the beach, treated myself to a massage and cruised around the village. I also made a couple trips up to the local "shebeen" which is a bar/store. It was a two room structure, one which was a room and the other which was the bar that had about 20 people sitting on beer ...
... breakfast on the sand dune about a kilometer down the beach was interrupted by the loss of my camera (again). Somehow I had dropped it as we walked down the beach so before we could enjoy Pinguay’s delicious pancakes made right there on the dune, Jim and I had to dash back, retracing our steps until we found the camera near the start of the walk.
Once packed up, we left Bulungula Lodge and set out on the crazy road. After 30 minutes driving ...