Accomodation types: Eco   Nature
Location: Nqileni  South Africa  Africa
Bulungula Lodge - Eco-friendly backpackers paradise
'17 jul 10
Bulungula  
Lodge

The Bulungula Lodge (pronounced boo-lun-GOO-lah) is part backpacker’s roadtrip, part cultural immersion and part package holiday. It was set up in 2005 as an experiment to see if eco-tourism could help the local economy and it has been a resounding success. Getting there is part of the by train, bus and car. You stay in traditional Xhosa rondavel hut and have the choice of self catering or eating at the lodge. The lodge is part owned by the village and is fully integrated into the local culture and economy. The villagers are happy to take you on a tour, teach you local arts and crafts and show you a good party time. There are no beggars and pickpockets here because tourism is fully integrated and helpful to the local community. It seems everyone is winning at the Bulungula Lodge.

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The Rolling Hills of the Wild Coast
Bulungula Lodge huts in black and white

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Bulungula Lodge huts on the rolling hills

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Bulungula Lodge huts

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Bulungula Lodge hut interior

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Community local people
Bulungula tribe
Coffee Bay - Wild Coast
bulungula river mouth
Canoeing the Bulungula River
Wild Coast Beach South Africa

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Nqileni, 5070, South Africa
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