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About Hakuna Matata Adventures

Welcome to Hakuna Matata Adventures.

Overlooking the serene Sundays River and a mere 5 km from Addo Elephant Park gate Hakuna Matata Adventures offers a spectacle of natural phenomena and adventure. We aim to incorporate South Africa’s natural beauty and our passion for adventure sports (wakeboarding, sand boarding etc.) with a relaxed homey feel. At Hakuna Matata Adventures you’ll find yourself waking up to birdsongs and reclining with a fresh cup of coffee. Take a bicycle ride through the fishing village and get your khaki’s on the river for some wildlife. Words will always fall short in describing the beauty and tranquility the area has to offer so check our package tours and come share our little piece of heaven with us.The Sundays River is known for its variety of fish and bird species and forms part of Alexandria Dune field, the 2nd largest coastal dune field in the world. Don’t forget the opportunity to experience African elephants, endangered black rhinoceros, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, antelope and more at Addo Elephant Park.

These picturesque landscapes and wondrous wildlife can be explored in a couple of days.And if observing wildlife isn’t enough for you… We have created a wide range of activities and accommodation to suit many different needs. Hakuna Matata Adventures specializes in wakeboarding, sandboarding, river canoeing, beach walks, leisure cycling, riverboat cruises and fishing (fishing equipment is provided). All of which are coordinated by owner Brian Weldrick, semi-professional wakeboarder and adventure enthusiast. Brian has a deep understanding of the river conditions, a qualification in lifesaving and a lifetime of experience in roaming the banks of the Sundays River. Our stunning tropical pool is a busy spot in the summer months.For a truly unique experience in South Africa’s Adventure Capital or if you find yourself looking for some adventure around Port Elizabeth don’t despair. The blissful river view, Addo Elephant Park game-drives, boat cruises, hiking, picnics and a generally relaxed atmosphere at Hakuna Matata Adventures will take your breath away. Check out our package-deals to get the best value for money and join the adventure now.We provide affordable backpacking accommodation for tourist wanting to explore the area and have an experience of a lifetime.

Accommodation includes:
Garden Lapa with a fully equipped kitchen, two braai (BBQ) facilities, Tea & Coffee, Wi-Fi and easy asses to the riverfront. After a long day on the river, chill in the tranquil shady garden and sleep over in one of our new wood units in the garden, before continuing on the journey.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading

Hakuna Matata Adventures Rooms

Hakuna Matata Adventures Map

Hakuna Matata Adventures is 0.3km from the centre of Colchester , the nearest airport 39.9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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