Most of our guests end up extending their stay, so rather plan to stay for at least 3 days, and take advantage of all that Coffee Bay has to offer. Remember that your 5th night is free (applicable on direct bookings only). Note that Coffee Shack has 2 properties, the ‘Main side’ closer to the bar and the ‘Beach Side’ across the tidal Bomvu stream (it is too small to be called a river, except at Spring high tide), if you want a little more space and quiet we recommend the ‘Beach Side’, both properties have kitchen & ablution facilities.



Traditional thatched rondavel with double bed, bunk and private bathroom. Perfect for a couple or 3 – 4 people sharing. This room is across the beach from the main backpackers, has a braai (barbeque) outside and is close to the self-catering kitchen and safe parking. Base rate is for 2 people, (see our rates page for extra person charges).

  • Base price for 2 people
  • Max 4 people in the room
  • R200 per extra person
  • Has double bed and double bunk
  • Bedding is provided, bring your own towels
  • Located on the ‘Beach Side’
  • Braai (barbeque) at the room
  • Close to self-catering kitchen


Traditional thatched rondavel with double bed. These rooms are across the beach from the main backpackers and close to the self-catering kitchen and safe parking. You will make use of the clean and well-appointed shared bathroom facilities located next to the rooms. We can arrange an additional mattress on the floor if you want a twin or for an extra person in the room.

  • Base price for 2 people
  • Can put extra person in the room (mattress on floor)
  • R200 per extra person
  • Has standard double bed
  • Bedding is provided, bring your own towels
  • Located on the ‘Beach Side’
  • Close to self-catering kitchen and braai (barbeque)


The Kings house has the best view; it has two small bedrooms with double beds plus an open loft, above each bedroom with a double bed and two single beds. There is a lounge, bathroom and small kitchen with gas stove and oven, household fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and cutlery, crockery, pots/pans etc. There is an outside table, chairs and braai (barbeque) area. Great for a family or group of friends, the house can sleep up to 8 people.

FROM R1400
  • Base price for 4 people
  • Max 8 people in the house
  • R200 per extra person
  • Has 3 x double bed and 2 x single beds
  • Bedding is provided, bring your own towels
  • Located on the ‘Beach Side’
  • Braai (barbeque) at the room
  • Braai wood provided
  • Stunning views


Our dorm rooms have either 6 or 8 beds. Choose from traditional thatched rondavels on the “beach side” or stay closer to the action on the main side. We have one 6 bed girls only dorm on the main side in a traditional thatched rondavel. Use the well-appointed shared bathrooms.

  • Beds are Double bunks
  • Comfortable quality mattresses
  • Bedding provided, bring your own towels
  • Located on the ‘Main Side’ and ‘Beach Sides’
  • Close to self-catering kitchen and braai (barbeque)
  • Clean bathroom facilities
  • All rooms lockable


Our small but stunning campsite is suited to 2-3 man size tents. You will be camping in the front garden, overlooking the beach, which does not have vehicle access to the tent sites. We do have safe parking. You can use the well-equipped self-catering kitchen, communal braai (barbeque) area and really good shared bathroom facilities. We do not have any powered sites. We do have limited places to camp in your car (campervan, roof top tents etc.), please enquire for details.

  • Rates are per person
  • Great clean bathroom facilities, even hair dryers in the ladies bathrooms
  • Self-catering kitchen facilities include microwave, fridge, gas burners, oven and all crockery, cutlery & pots
  • Close to communal braai (barbeque) facility
  • Free braai wood & braai grids
  • Larger tents welcome during off-peak seasons
  • Great views of the sea


Selection of rates and prices for our facilities, to give you an example of the good value for money, we pride ourselves in being.

Accommodation Rates
Double Ensuite (4 people max) R700 (base rate for 2 people)
Standard Double (2 people max) R600 (base rate per room)
King’s House (8 people max) R1400 (base rate for 4 people)*
Dorm From R210
Campsite R145 (per person)
*Extra person in room R200
Day trips and activities (Which include lunch and transport where necessary)
Hole In The Wall R170
Mapuzi Cliffs and Caves Hike R170
Beach Day R120
Village Walk R200
Village Dinner R130
Village Overnight R320
Evening Sundowner Trip FREE
Shuttle to/from Mthatha (100km) R160 (each way)
Laundry Service R50 per load
5 Day Learn to Surf Package R4800
2 Hour Surf Lesson (board + wetsuit + instructor) R120
Board Rental R100 (half day) | R220 (full day)
Wetsuit R50 (per half day)
Babalaza Bar and Restaurant
English breakfast R40
Muesli and milk R45
Cappuccino R29
Bacon and egg toasted sandwich R30
Chicken, feta, bacon sandwich R45
Burger/lasagne and salad R85
Dinner (two courses) R120
Black label or Castle beer R25
Heineken R30
Cider R30
Wine glass R25
Brandy and Coke R26
Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila Shooter R25
Can 300ml Coca Cola R18
Coffee Shack Map of South Africa

Coffee Shack Map of South Africa

Coffee Shack Brochure

Coffee Shack Brochure

Terms & Conditions
  1. Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of deposit.
  2. One night bookings must be paid in full.
  3. Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 4 weeks prior to date of arrival.
  4. If you arrive later or depart earlier than the reserved dates, you will still be charged the full amount of your original reservation. Coffee Shack will not be liable for transport difficulties.
  5. Cancellation fees of 25% 21 days in advance; 50% 14 days in advance, 100% less than 14 days.
  6. Bank charges will be deducted from all refunds.
  7. Deposits cannot be held for alternative dates.
  8. You will be held responsible for any additional bank charges incurred on foreign transfers. These will be deducted from the value of your deposit.