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Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat

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4.3 out of 5from 6 reviews for Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat
Cleanliness
3.8/5
Service
4.0/5
Location
5.0/5
Safety
4.7/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Garth S - Jun 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Garth S
With spouse/partner

Our stay was awesome.

To find the real beauty of the Eastern Cape, you need to go to the less trodden locations, this is where you will find the true beauty of this amazing, untamed coastline and the location of Freedom O' Clock. This Retreat is off the grid, so do not expect luxury. If you want that, then you are looking in the wrong place. This is a place where you leave the city slicker life behind and embrace where you are, and feed your soul. It has everything you need, hot showers, good food, comfortable beds and real people who own and run it, Lu, Otto and their daughter Coral. Finding it is an adventure and the road is a challenge if you don't have an off road vehicle, but if you take it easy and drive carefully you can get there in a Ford Figo. Here you immerse yourself in the natural unspoilt beauty of the Transkei. The river estuary is breathtakingly beautiful and you can bathe safely in a protective cove down the end of a tranquil sandy beach. The only thing we regret is not staying longer. Thank you, Otto and Lu, for sharing your world with us.

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Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat 's response

Hi Garth,
Thanks for your great review! We loved having you visit us. Such a privilege to have shared our beautiful area with folk who appreciate the beauty of it.
We sincerely hope to see you in the near future.
Lots of love and good vibes
Otto, Lu and Coral-Bella

Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat
Derek H - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Derek H
With friends

Ideal for younger free-spirited backpackers.

Not suited to needs of older fishermen group.

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Fritz S - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Fritz S
With spouse/partner

Heerlik gekuier.

Ons het ons verblyf baie geniet, welkom gevoel, Otto en Lo is puik gashere en ons sal vir seker weer gaan.

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Lovely stay.

We enjoyed our stay a lot, felt welcome. Otto and Lo are great hosts and we will definitely go again.

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Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat 's response

Thanks for your lovely review. Had a really fun time with you guys visiting.
Look forward to seeing you again.
Keep well.

Till next time.

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Corné N - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Corné N
With friends

Versteekte juweel.

'n Stukkie paradys by een van die ongerepte strande in die land. Dit bied 'n goeie wegbreekkans en om die natuur in sy rouste vorm te beleef. Die eienaars is gasvry, vriendelik en maak die heerlikste geregte. Dis eenvoudig met die nodige geriewe, en bied iets unieks aan wat mens nie sommer elke dag beleef nie. Definitief vir jong en avontuurlustige mense. Nie geskik vir Sedan voertuie nie, grondpaaie bied ekstra opwinding.

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Hidden gem.

A piece of paradise at one of the most pristine beaches in the country. It offers a good chance to get away and to experience nature in its rawest form. The owners are hospitable, friendly and make the most delicious dishes. It's simple with the necessary facilities, and offers something unique that you don't just experience every day. Definitely for young and adventurous people. Not suitable for Sedan vehicles, dirt roads offer extra excitement.

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Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat 's response

Hi there,

Thanks again for visiting us and for the awesome review. We hope to meet you again someday. All the best for the year ahead :-)

Lu, Otto & Coral-Bella

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Coralie S - Jul 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Coralie S
Family with young children

It was awesome!

Totally off the grid and absolutely fantastic!

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Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat 's response

Hi there, Thanks for your review. It was lovely meeting your family and sharing some good laughs and yummy crayfish.
Enjoy the rest of your time in SA!

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Alinda D - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Alinda D
Family with teenagers

Heerlik.

Dis ongelooflik mooi ongerepte natuur. Die eienaars is gasvry en vriendelik.

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Delicious.

It's incredibly beautiful unspoiled nature. The owners are hospitable and friendly.

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Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat 's response

Hi Alinda, Thanks so much for your review. We really enjoyed spending time with you guys and sharing our paradise with you. So happy your daughter managed to squeeze the horse ride in :-). Hope to see you again some day. Regards to your awesome family.

Freedom O' Clock Backpackers Retreat
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R500
per night, for 2 ppl
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per night, for 2 ppl
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  • Capacity: 17 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 22:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Mdumbi River Mouth, Mngcibe, 5140, Eastern Cape
  • All ages welcome
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