Shapes of Africa Eco Lodge & Backpackers, Mount Moreland / Umdloti Accommodation, North Coast

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Shapes of Africa Eco Lodge & Backpackers

Shapes of Africa Eco Lodge & Backpackers is a Self Catering Lodge & Backpackers in Mount Moreland close to Umdloti Beach, North Coast

Shapes of Africa was not long ago a few words spoken, a thought believed. And so it began, in the sugarcane fields of the rolling hills of Zululand, "Let's build something" turned into a 10 year experience (2007-2017) - wow, look at us now!

It all started with the collecting of the round rocks from the hardened clay earth for six weeks - to build the first Zulu rondavel. Created by the bare hands of the local Zulus from Ndwedwe, the second mud hut, dormitory style called the "Wakka Wakka" evolved. Wooden cabins were dragged up and down hills into place - Swallows Nest, Planespotting and The House of The Rising Sun, and finally, to the last painted hippie caravan, the rustic stay-over evolved. Come TO BE FREE at Shapes of Africa, to be you, to feel nature, to feel the vibe.

Wooden walkways wind through wild indigenous gardens, embracing permaculture and companion planting principles. Sustaining energy and other natural resources where possible, it is our belief to live as lightly on Mother Earth, and as naturally as possible, in harmony with all creatures great and small - and eventually off the grid. A stone's throw away from King Shaka International Airport...offering travellers, backpackers, businessmen and holiday makers - a unique rustic stay-over experience, serving tasty, wholesome, homemade traditional dishes and chili sauces. Cold beverages are always available and African blended coffees.

Coast to Coast:

"The closest backpackers to King Shaka International Airport, these rustic Zulu huts and wooden cabins are just 1km from the airport through the sugarcane and only 5km from Umdloti Beach. Built in a lush indigenous garden, the lodge's homemade authentic food and chili sauces are sensational. Chill on the deck and enjoy the peaceful, wild surroundings. Activities include yoga, pilates, surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, mountain biking, trail running, bird watching, plane spotting and the Barn Swallow phenomenon"


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Rondavel - Shakas Rox:

Shakas Rox Rustic Zulu Rondavel - Stone cottage - en-suite, double bed or 2 - 4 single beds with mozzie nets, own kitchenette and deck with view of Umdloti River Valley.

Cabin - Plane Spotting:

Twin bed wooden cabin, shared ablutions, communal kitchen, braai area.

Cabin - Swallows Nest:

Wooden cabin, double bed, shared ablutions, communal kitchen, braai area.

Dormitory - Wakka Wakka:

Typical zulu mud hut - rondavel - sleeps 12 - 6 bunk beds - Ablutions shared. Own braai area, mini bar fridge or communal kitchen/braai area.

Caravan - House of the Rising Sun:

Hippie caravan - king size bed - shared ablutions.


  • Bird Watching
  • Corporate Drumming Events
  • Off-Road Biking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Braai
  • Kite Surfing
  • Swallow Watching
  • Snorkeling
  • Fatbike Safaris

Shapes of Africa Eco Lodge & Backpackers 2020 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From R240 Per Person Sharing:

From R240 Per Person Sharing. See rates for more information

Please contact us for rates

Discounted rates for contractors working in and around the area (Wakka Wakka dorm only)

FacilitiesOn-site facilities at Shapes of Africa Eco Lodge & Backpackers

  • Rustic Zulu Rondavels
  • Beautiful Views
  • Nature
  • Intimate Weddings
  • Theme Evenings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Church, School Groups
  • Yoga Days
  • Open Mic Nights
  • Workshops
  • Green Days
  • Nature Days
  • The Gecko Lounge
  • Tree Frog Deck
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Fire Pit
  • Bar
  • Toilets

Our LocationDirections and Map of Shapes of Africa Eco Lodge & Backpackers


-29.639416, 31.091109

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4 Bond Street, Mount Moreland, 4339, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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