Swell Eco Lodge


Accommodation Overview

Swell Eco Lodge on the Transkei Wild Coast provides comfortable Self-Catering (or catered) accommodation from R450.00 pp sharing.
Modified: 2020-02-04 14:06:12


Swell Eco Lodge on the Transkei Wild Coast provides comfortable Self-Catering (or catered) accommodation from R450.00 pp sharing.

Swell Eco Lodge on the Transkei Wild Coast is set amongst the green rolling hills of Mngcibe, on the northern side of the Mdumbi River.

Accommodation at Swell Eco Lodge is provided in a selection of traditional Xhosa rondavel structures which blend into the beautiful surroundings. The accommodation is ideal for couples, groups and families who want to experience the beauty of the Wild Coast from a comfortable base.

The modern, artistically styled accommodation comprises 1 sea facing Honeymoon/Family Unit, 3 Duplex Units and 2 Garden View Rondavels.

The Honeymoon/Family Unit has 2 bedrooms (including a spacious loft bedroom with superb ocean views), a shared bathroom with a double shower and an open plan kitchen/living area (with double sleeper couch) which opens onto a spacious deck equipped with a Weber Braai. The bedrooms each have a king size bed (or 2 single beds if preferred) and the kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering.

The three sea facing Duplex Units each have 2 en-suite bedrooms, open plan living areas, fully equipped kitchens and spacious decks with braai facilities. Each bedroom has a king size bed (or 2 single beds) as well as a double sleeper couch for the extra guest if required.

The 2 quaint Garden View Rondavels have spacious interiors with king sized bedrooms, en suite-bathrooms and a communal, fully equipped kitchen which is detached. A Weber braai is available for guests. Additional single beds can be provided if necessary.

Spectacular sea views, jumping whales, roaming cattle and an experience of rural life in the Transkei is only a part of your holiday experience! The lodge offers many activities for those who want to be a bit more active and explore the pristine beaches, rivers and ocean.


The rates are as advised by Swell Eco Lodge - no additional cost when booking with Up And Go

Rates are a guide price and will be confirmed when making your reservation

Rates are subject to change without notice

Sea View Rondavels

From R450.00 - R500.00 per person sharing

Sea Facing Duplex Rondavels

From R500.00 - R680.00 per person sharing

Luxury Honeymoon Family Rondavel 1

From R2 000.00 - R2 500.00 per night

Luxury Honeymoon Family Rondavel 2

From R2 200.00 - R2 800.00 per night


Discounted rates for children

Discounted rates for additional adults sharing in the sea facing duplex rondavels)


Catering provided (by prior arrangement)

Pool Table in Communal Area

DSTV in Communal Area

Picnic Baskets (by prior arrangement)


Nearby attractions include;

Port.St Johns

Coffe Bay

Hole in the Wall

Lwandile Point

Surfing, Surf Lessons and Surfboard Hire




Horse Riding

Mountain Biking (bring own bikes)

Scenic Drives


Please note, Swell Eco Lodge is off the beaten track and you will travel on gravel road to get to the lodge. You do not need a 4×4 however a vehicle with higher clearance is recommended. You can reach the lodge in a small car but you are advised to take it very slow on the gravel. You can always call ahead to see what the state of the road condition is like at the time.

Please do not use a GPS tracker to get to Swell Eco Lodge – this is just for an indication of the location. The navigation systems, unless completely up to date, will take you to the wrong side of the river. You need to follow our directions only.

Specific details

Area Activities: 4x4 Trails, Bar, Beach, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Whale Watching, Yoga
Facilities: Fans, DSTV, Television, Housekeeping, Swimming Pool, Braai facilities, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Guest Lodge, Holiday Resort, Self-Catering


Port St. Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Mdumbi River, Transkei, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa