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Bulungula Lodge

Listed under Hostels in South Africa.

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Bulungula Lodge is situated amidst the rugged landscape of South Africa’s Wild Coast.

It was built adjacent a Xhosa village, with the villagers owning a 40% stake in the Lodge. Guest accommodations are in the form of traditional African rondavels. And a variety of eco-friendly facilities are employed to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding land and culture.

A short list of the these features highlight the owners’ considerations:

* Electricity used sparingly, sourced from solar panels

* Light is primarily from candles in the evening

* Composting toilets

* Paraffin wax “rocket” showers

* Rainwater collection

Bulungula Lodge isn’t easy to get to, but if you have the time, it’s worth a few nights in your South African itinerary to experience this one of a kind backpacker lodge.

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Written by  David Lee.

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