CONTACT / DIRECTIONS
Coffee Shack Backpackers
Coffee Bay
Mqanduli, 5080

tel. +27 (0) 47 575 2048 | +27 (0) 836 564 350
mail happydays@coffeeshack.co.za

DRIVING FROM DURBAN DIRECTION:

The first and most important instruction is to TURN OFF your GPS/google maps/navigation system and just follow these easy directions.

  1. Take the N2 to Mthatha (Umtata) and continue on towards East London
  2. After 20km take the Coffee Bay/Mqanduli exit
  3. Continue on this road for 80km and you will arrive in Coffee Bay.

The road is tarred the whole way, however it has quite a few potholes after about half-way, so drive carefully and plan to arrive in daylight. Keep an eye out for stray animals and pedestrians.

DRIVING FROM PORT ELIZABETH/EAST LONDON DIRECTION:

The first and most important instruction is to TURN OFF your GPS/google maps/navigation system and just follow these easy directions.

  1. Take the N2 towards Mthatha (Umtata)
  2. 20km BEFORE Mthatha take the Coffee Bay/Mqanduli exit (off-ramp to the left and then turn right under the bridge)
  3. Continue on this road for 80km and you will arrive in Coffee Bay.

The road is tarred the whole way, however it has quite a few potholes after about half-way, so drive carefully and plan to arrive in daylight. Keep an eye out for stray animals and pedestrians.

Mthata - Coffee Bay - Scheme
APPROX TRAVEL TIME
CAPETOWN 16hrs
PORT ELISABETH 8hrs
GRAHAMSTOWN 5hrs
HOGSBACK 5hrs
EAST LONDON 3.5hrs
DURBAN 7hrs
KOKSTAD 4hrs
PORT ST JOHNS 3hrs
JOHANNESBURG 12hrs
BUS INFORMATION

Our shuttle leaves Coffee Bay between 11am and midday every day. It arrives at the Shell Ultra City garage, just outside Mthatha (Umtata) between 12.30 and 1.30pm. It will then wait at the garage for the buses, and usually leave between 3 – 3.30pm. If you need to book a seat on the shuttle we need to know what bus you will arrive on and from which direction. (eg. Baz bus from Chintsa/Greyhound from Durban). The baz bus (www.bazbus.com) and mainline buses such as Greyhound, Translux, and Intercape all stop at the Shell Ultra City. Do not get a night bus as you will have to wait until the next day to get our shuttle. The buses from Johannesburg and Pretoria arrive very early in the morning, you can either wait for our shuttle or use the local mini bus taxi to get to Coffee Bay, contact us for advice and see FAQ for more information on this.

Co-ordinates: -31.988871, 29.147251

Map of Coffee Bay Small