Swell Eco Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mgcnibe

Swell Eco Lodge offers exclusive accommodation with modern stylish interiors and traditional Xhosa exteriors. Our newly renovated lodge offers self-catering accommodation, ideal for couples, groups and families who want to experience the true beauty of the Wild Coast while enjoying the comforting luxuries everyone deserves on holiday! The lodge consists of 3 Sea facing Duplex units each consisting of 2 rooms and there are 2 single rondavels.

Sea view duplex rooms/units

These sea facing units have remarkable sea views with large decks to unwind on and spacious, modern rooms to relax. The kitchen / living areas are open plan and beautifully designed with a modern concrete finish.

  • Each unit consists of 2 en-suite bedrooms that are rented separately and share a kitchen living area.
  • Each bedroom has a king sized bed (or 2 single beds) as well as a double sleeper couch.
  • Fully equipped self-catering kitchen equipped with a gas oven/stove, chest freezer and fridge.
  • Each unit has its own braai area.

Single rondavel rooms

These 2 rooms are our original Rondavels with spacious open plan interiors that face a North Westerly direction and open onto a garden area. The large detached kitchen has a picture perfect sea view and a large living area.

  • These 2 Rondavels have en-suite bathrooms.
  • The kitchen is shared between the 2 Rondavels.
  • Each bedroom has a king sized bed (or 2 single beds) and extra single beds if needed.
  • Fully equipped detached self-catering kitchen with a gas oven/stove, chest freezer and fridge.

Webber braai available for outside use.

Sea view luxury double units available soon!


Relaxing is so easy at Swell Eco Lodge but if you have some extra energy, we have lots of activities for you to try out! We offer a little bit of everything for everyone.

Activities include:

  • Horse ridinghorse-riding
  • Kayaking
  • Hikes
  • Day walks
  • Day outings
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surfboard hire
  • Mountain Biking (please bring your own bike)
  • Fishing
  • Kids activities

Special lunches, picnics etc. can be arranged for your special someone on a special occasion

What makes us Eco?

Wind Turbine
We have our very own sustainable, renewable, clean source of energy. Our electricity comes from our 5KW wind turbine. We run off 20 x 12 Volt batteries.

Water conservation
What's better than having your own sustainable water supply directly from your own land? We have a borehole situated at the bottom of our land as well as water collection tanks. We do get municipal water supplied to us but it is not a reliable source at all times. We therefore make use of all available sources of water and save municipal water where possible.

Eco Friendly Cleaning Products
We use eco-friendly cleaning products from EcoSmart. EcoSmart products are manufactured in South Africa and are so eco-friendly & effective that they are fully endorsed by the credible Wildlife & Environmental Society of SA (WESSA) and are used by the South African National Parks.

We are able to recycle the following materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Cans
  • Tins
  • Glass
  • Paper


Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. We try up-cycle as much as we can by using tins, glass jars, wood etc. and you will see these in different areas of our lodge, from toothbrush holders to cutlery holders and plant containers - all hand made with love!

Community involvement
We love our community and are very blessed to have such wonderful people accepting us into their lives. We therefore love being able to give back! We employ 8 local members of the community at our lodge and we help create small businesses. We have sponsored a local spaza shop in the area and all our cushions in the lodge are made by local ladies and sold in our shop along with other local beadwork. We have many community projects in the pipeline such as a community garden, continuing to help our local school, supplying the community with water and continuing to grow the community with workshops such as bead making.

Our Lodge's structure and garden
We have built traditional Rondavel structures with a modern twist so they blend into the community and its surroundings. During the building process, local materials, and many local workers were employed over a 12 month period. Our gardens are a never ending project but we only plant indigenous plants.

Onsite Facilities And Features

  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
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