Just up the Wild Coast of South Africa from East London, Buccaneers Backpackers and Lodge can be found in the beautiful coastal town of Cintsa. It is spread out over a wild coastal forest adjacent to the stunning Cintsa beach. After staying there myself, I agree with most people who say that ‘it’s a place to come home to and a legend in its own time.’ For the past fifteen years, travelers from all over the world have experienced the laid back, friendly style of this accommodation in one of the best coastal settings in South Africa.
Visitors come in all shapes and sizes and Buccaneers has created a wide range of accommodation and activities for those who they categorize as: ‘cool cats’, ‘cocooning couples’, ‘the jolly festives’, and the ‘quiet contemplatives’. Accommodation prices range from R100 for a dorm to R1,440 for a 12 person cottage. While staying at Buccaneers, visitors can experience the very festive happenings the Skebenga Bar has to offer and enjoy marvellous meals. The Cintsa Adventure Co. runs exciting day trips to Transkei, mountain bike tours, horseback rides on the beach and game reserve trips. My favorite activity was taking surfing lessons at the famous Buccaneers Surf School.
They say: ‘If Buccaneers doesn’t get to your soul…man, then there’s something wrong with your karma.”