Thursday, 27 September 2012

Lindeka's trip to Cape Town!

Hi I’m Lindeka and I’m a receptionist at Mdumbi Backpackers. I also do professional massage at Mdumbi. I’ve done it for 6 years now.  I want to tell you about a trip I went on to Cape Town. I went to see the other backpackers and learn more about tourism. Also I went because of the Fair Trade Travel Pass. Read more about this here and on the Fair Trade Travel Pass Facebook Page. I went with Dudu from Sowethu Backpacker and Scholar from Sani Lodge Backpackers.  We had lots of fun. First we went to Coffee Shack, where we had a big party. Then Bulungula- It was nice to visit Women’s Power and collect the firewood and cook mifuno. After that Buccanneers. The mamas there are so friendly. Then Jikeleza backpackers in PE, then to Hermanus  to Marine Dynamics to see the white shark, whales, penguins, seals, and  all those things. I was scared but it was fun. And then Cape Town!  I stayed at the Backpack. I learnt a lot there. I felt so welcome. Lucas the barman was so helpful showing me around. I enjoying my time in Cape Town and I hope I will be back soon!
Please come visit Mdumbi Backpackers and try my massage.
Hope to see you here at Mdumbi,

Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to our blog! Here we will be posting information and pictures on happenings in our community. This blog is run by Mdumbi Backpackers and their affiliated NPO, Transcape.
Mdumbi Backpackers is based in Tshani Village, a rural community in the heart of the Wild Coast surrounded by pristine beaches, palm forests and estuaries rich in bird species. We are continuously busy trying to figure out how to create a natural abundance and share it fairly with our community. We plant, sun energize, earth build, play in nature and celebrate community. Mdumbi Backpackers is Fair-Trade accredited with 50% belonging to the community and 100% of all activities owned by the community.

Transcape NPO was registered on the 4th of August 2004 with South Africa’s Department of Social Development.  The organization was the initiative of Mdumbi Backpackers’ workforce and friends. Together with the medical staff at Canzibe hospital, they established an NPO to assist the communities of the Nyandeni sub-district to tackle their significant health, social, educational and economic needs.