Sensayuma is set at the mouth of the mighty Tugela River, where the biggest river in KwaZulu-Natal merges its waters with the warm Indian Ocean. Perched in lush dune forest high above the river we have an awe-inspiring 180-degree view across the untouched bay, out to sea and up the river into the rolling misty hills. Sensayuma is truly a hidden gem of Zululand.
Wake up with the sun and hop down to our garden gate, skip along the forest path and jump onto the beach. Wander along the more than 30 kilometers of untouched protected beaches. Gaze out to sea and spot dolphins, turtles and whales cruising by in the waves. Paddle a kayak up the river or out into the ocean. Catch a fish or three and put the big one back. Ride some perfect uncrowned beach and point break waves. Hike through thick woodlands and look for a rare Palmnut Vulture or the beautiful and illusive Knysna Turaco. With year round sun and moderate temperatures Sensayuma will happily show you what paradise is.
Take it easy and give some time to the Big Chill. Head to the Sensa Tiki Beach Bar and order a cocktail. You can wiggle your toes in beach sand while you wait and whale watch. Then find a spot at one of the pools to chillax and soak up some of the plentiful sunshine. With two pools and several decks and chill spots to choose from you wont have to arm wrestle for space. Take a snooze in one of our many garden hammocks or curl up with a book from our library. Before long you will find the Sensayuma Smile is lighting up your face and lifting your spirits!
As night falls Sensayuma comes to life. The friendly crew loves a good jol and need no persuading to play some music and groove or make a big beach bonfire and gaze up at the stars until you’re ready for your comfy en-suite double room, dorm, tent or teepee. Sleep easy with the sound of the waves washing over you, knowing that come morning another exhilarating day is bound to happen.
Hungry? Order a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner from our own café The Jewel of the North while enjoying the amazing view.Catch up with the world with our high speed WiFi. Browse through our beach shop selling everything you need to have fun in the sun, plus basic foodstuff and braai packs or find a gift from the collection of handcrafted leather goods and jewelry.
Need some adventure in your life? We have you covered with numerous in-house tours and activities. Take your pick from a wide range including; interesting Zulu cultural tours, beach and forest hikes and walks, swimming, surfing, wake-boarding, river rafting, ocean kayaking, excellent fishing and bird watching. We have some great guides to show you the best places and keep you safe too.
We at Sensayuma Backpackers pride ourselves in giving you the very best in a boutique backpacking experience and are continuously striving to be one of the best backpackers in South Africa and the World. Come and visit soon and join in on the epic adventure. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views and thank the river gods for places like Sensayuma. A true Zululand Gem.
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