The Wild Coast remains a relatively untouched paradise in South Africa. An eco-haven with the feel of a true African coastline, this rocky stretch, where waterfalls tumble into the sea, is the pearl in the crown of the Eastern Cape. The Wild Coast consists of onspoilt stretches of coastline, open spaces and pristine forest areas provide an opportunity for the adventure traveller to discover a variety of leisure options guaranteed to make holiday memories.
From fisherman’s hideaways to fully serviced hotels, there’s a range of accommodation along the Wild Coast to suit all tastes and budgets. Notable landmarks include the centres of Xhosa culture, Umtata and Qunu, the birthplace of former President Nelson Mandela. The Nelson Mandela Museum in Umtata is worth a visit.
The Wild Coast is a family and adventure destination. Blessed with sea, sun and endless things to see and do, it offers a way of being that lets you forget the rest of the world and remember the things you love about each other.
The Wild Coast is the place to be for anglers! Winter and spring bring game fish but all year round there is good fishing. Deep-sea charters are available as well as rock, surf, fly and spear fishing. Fishing licenses are required and can be obtained from your local post office.
Hiking along the Wild Coast is something special. Don a backpack and experience the beauty of the coast. The Wild Coast Meander and Wild Coast Amble are both hotel hiking Trails. The Strandloper is a conventional hiking trail along the Cape Wild Coast. Amadiba Trails operates in the north from Port Edward and is a horse/hiking trail. Contact: Enquire about booking a wild coast hiking trail
4x4 Routes are plentifull. Various operators offer exciting trails on the Wild Coast. Experience culture and adventure. Tourists are advised to explore these trails with a recognised guide as there are no maps available and much harm is done to private property and the environment. No driving on beaches is allowed.
The Wild Coast is a paradise for bird watchers with some 320 species of birds listed.
Exploring here is a delight for the nomad. The entire Wild Coast is ideal for walking, with many caves, bays, shipwrecks, cliffs and capes to explore. The entire coastline can be traversed on foot on what has become known as the Wild Coast Hiking Trail. Tramp down sandy beaches where the only footprints are your own or catch a glimpse of the way of life of a people that has remained unchanged for centuries. The trail is marked with white footprints painted on rocks and trees. The Wild Coast with its dramatic and savagely beautiful landscape beckons you.
Snorkelling and scuba diving can be done at many sites along the Wild Coast. Divers and treasure hunters find endless excitement in searching for coins, crockery, cannons and other relics from numerous old shipwrecks along the coast.
Break away to the Wild Coast – unspoilt, unbelievable, unforgettable!
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