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About Swell Eco Lodge

Located among the rolling hills of Mngcibe, along the serene North side of the Mdumbi River in the Eastern Cape's Transkei region, Swell Eco Lodge is the perfect retreat for travellers seeking both relaxation and eco-conscious living. This distinctive lodge offers a harmonious blend of modern comfort and traditional Xhosa architecture, providing guests with a unique and enriching experience. Whether you're a couple seeking a romantic getaway, a group of friends on an adventure, or a family in search of quality time, Swell Eco Lodge caters to all, offering catered or self-catering options.

Accommodation at Swell Eco Lodge ranges from sea view rondavels to duplex chalets and luxurious family rondavels, each exuding its own charm and character. From the stylish interiors to the breathtaking sea views, every aspect of the lodge is designed to enhance your stay. Guests can enjoy communal facilities like braai (barbecue) areas, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.

Swell Eco Lodge Setting

Swell Eco Lodge is situated in the pristine natural beauty of Mngcibe along the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast, just 700 meters from the tranquil beach, perfect for fishing, swimming, and relaxation. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful untouched landscapes in South Africa, guests can discover the area's peaceful ambience while enjoying its rich biodiversity. From the majestic coastline to the lush rolling hills, the setting offers a sanctuary for various species, including indigenous flora and fauna. Located within proximity to attractions like Coffee Bay, Mandela Cave Hideout, and Mapuzi River Mouth, Swell Eco Lodge provides guests with a gateway to explore the wonders of the region.

What's included

  • Accommodation

Frequently asked questions

  • How far is Swell Eco Lodge from Coffee Bay?

  • Is Swell Eco Lodge pet friendly?

  • Do I need a 4x4 to get there?


  • Simply Spectacular

    Beautiful accomodation and surroundings. Super friendly and helpful staff. This was my 3rd time to visit the Mdumbi, and 1st time Swell Eco Lodge, and I will be back for sure!

    Conservio.com review


  • Loved every minute

    We absolutely love it here at Swell and honestly think this by far the best place to stay in Mdumbi. It’s literally 5 minutes from the beach, quiet, beautiful, and the rondawels are so well built and decorated. We can’t wait to go back!

    Conservio.com review


  • Best nature getaway

    Wow, what a place! Fantastic accomodation at an even more fantastic spot! Lovely staff and absolutely stunning nature.

    Conservio.com review


Swell Eco Lodge impact highlights

Swell Eco Lodge's sustainable tourism, positively impacts both the local ecology and community. By prioritizing local employment, utilizing borehole water, and operating within a protected area, the lodge ensures that its presence contributes to economic growth while preserving its surrounding ecosystems. Through initiatives supporting the local community, comprehensive recycling programs, and the use of environmentally friendly room amenities, Swell Eco Lodge minimizes its environmental footprint while providing guests with a comfortable and authentic experience. The lodge's low-impact accommodations, comprised of small rondavels with sustainable thatch roofs, seamlessly blend with the natural landscape. Moreover, by encouraging guests to explore the surrounding area and engage with local communities and businesses, Swell Eco Lodge not only enriches travelers' experiences but also drives money into the local economy, furthering the principles of sustainable tourism and fostering a harmonious relationship between tourism, conservation, and community development.

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