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About Mbumbulu Bush Camp

Mbumbulu Bush Camp offers a unique experience for the outdoor camping fanatics, where guests can enjoy the ultimate off-road experience with their 4x4, trailer or caravan. We are situated in the North-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, between Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park near Lake Sibaya.

Accommodation is offered in 5 cottages and 23 off-the-grid camp sites. You are welcome to bring your own solar panels or small generator with an extention cord of at least 30m to reach the sun.

Each cottage is equipped with a small kitchen, small fridge/freezer for self-catering and has access to a braai area. 220v electricity is supplied by solar power. Please no hair dryers, electric kettles etc.
Our shady camp sites have central braai and ablution facilities. We are working towards camp sites with their own private ablution facilities in the near future.

Guests are required to bring their own flash lights and camping lights, as the solar flood lights may not be adequate for their needs. Guests have access to secure parking.

Mbumbulu is right in the middle of Kosi Bay and Sodwana Bay, near all the prestine beaches such as Sodwana Bay, 9 Mile Beach, Mabibi, Island Rock, Lala Nek, Rocktail Bay, Black Rock, Banga Nek and Kosi Bay mouth. This makes Mbumbulu the IDEAL BASE CAMP to visit all the beaches.

The Isimangoliso beaches offer good fishing and snorkelling. Lala Nek is reconned as one of the top ten snorkeling reefs in the world.

Turtle tours and fishing trips on the Kosi Bay lakes can be arranged.

The 12 km scenic route to Lake Sibaya leads to the ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing sundowner. Lake Sibaya is tucked against forested coastal dunes, parallel to iSimangaliso’s coastline.

The Tembe Elephant Park is 48 km’s away from us and also a hidden gem in the area.

Most of the beaches require an Isimangaliso permit to enter. The permit office is 6km from the camp.

The camp is situated right in the centre of all the beaches Isimangaliso offers, from Sodwana Bay to Kosi Bay. Just the drive from the Bush Camp to the various beaches is a memorable experience on its own.

Sodwana Bay – Is known for deep-sea fishing, fishing competitions, diving camps and pristine beaches.
9 Mile Beach – quite a challenging 4x4 drive over the dune, separating the ocean and Lake Sibaya, but worth the drive. 9 Miles is highly recommended.

From Mbumbulu Bushcamp it is a day trip. Pack your happy box, charcoal, braai and spend your day driving/exploring Lake Sibya working your way to 9 Miles. 9 Miles offers you the best view over the ocean, set up your gazebo for the day. Low tide you can fish, spearfish, snorkel or just have a nice time on the beach.

This is an Africa that tourists seldom see, where an abundance of African elephants, game and rare species live in an environment unchanged by time.

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  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 381
  • Check-in: 10:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • 24H. Check In
  • 24H. Security
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
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Availability and pricing

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  • Backpackers Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 Our Charlets can accommodate Backpackers also. Meals and lunch packs can be arranged on request.Tours and trips to... see more Features:  Double beds, Bunk beds, Sleeper couch, Single beds
    from $13 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Pieta - Houthuis Sleeps 9 Includes: Self-catering Pieta is a neat 3 bedroom cottage with bathroom, equipped kitchen, veranda and braai area. Each room has a double bed... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
        from $148 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • 6 + Sleeper campsites Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 15 This is spacious shady campsites that can sleep 6 people with ease but can sleep up to 8 people if you must.There... see more
            from $22 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Four sleeper Campsites Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 11 This is spacious shady campsites that can sleep 4 people with ease but can sleep up to 6 people if you must.There... see more Features:  Outdoor shower, Garden views
                from $22 For 2 guests
                • Rooms Adults
                  • 10 Sleeper camsite - Stand 7 Sleeps 12 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 10 This is spacious shady campsites that can sleep 10 people with ease but can sleep up to 12 people if you must.There... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Garden views
                    from $22 For 2 guests
                    • Rooms Adults
                      • Eight Sleeper campsite Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering This is spacious shady campsites that can sleep 8 people with ease but can sleep up to 10 people if you must.There... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Outdoor shower
                        from $22 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • Visarend Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds
                            from $36 Room rate
                            • Adults
                              • Tarentaal Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
                                from $43 Room rate
                                • Adults
                                  • Greywie Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 Greywie is an old railway compound with three double beds in the room. Open plan unitIt has fully equipped kitchen... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Garden views, Bar Fridge see more Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Garden views, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                                    from $85 For 2 guests
                                    • Rooms Adults
                                      • Bushbaby Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This is a very neat 2 x room unit ,each room equiped with a double bed on suite Shower & toilet.kitchen with gas stove... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Bar Fridge
                                        from $92 Room rate
                                        • Adults

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                                          Mbumbulu Bush Camp is 6.5km from the centre of Manzengwenya , the nearest airport 148.8km (Maputo International Airport).
                                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling