Bulungula Lodge is situated amidst the rugged landscape of South Africa's Wild Coast.
It was built adjacent a Xhosa village, with the villagers owning a 40% stake in the Lodge. Guest accommodations are in the form of traditional African rondavels. And a variety of eco-friendly facilities are employed to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding land and culture.
A short list of the these features highlight the owners' considerations:
- Electricity used sparingly, sourced from solar panels
- Light is primarily from candles in the evening
- Composting toilets
- Paraffin wax “rocket” showers
- Rainwater collection
Bulungula Lodge isn't easy to get to, but if you have the time, it's worth a few nights in your South African itinerary to experience this one of a kind backpacker lodge.
To learn more about the Lodge itself, check out their website.