The Wild Coast is situated north along the Eastern Cape’s coastline. Stretching far across the coastline from the Great Kei River all the way up to the Mtamvuna River, it truly is a marvellous destination that should be explored.
As its name suggests, the Wild Coast is considered to be an untamed wilderness of unspoilt nature that merges with sophisticated urban living. Driving is one of the favoured ways in which to explore this area as incredible views of the coastline can be witnessed with jagged cliffs and sheltered bays that look over wild beaches of white sand and landscapes of indigenous greenery and valleys. A hiker’s dream destination with a selection of trails and routes to be explored and awaiting discovery, the Wild Coast is a playground for any nature lover.
In addition to the spectacular land and coasts, the Wild Coast is not only for on-land adventure seekers but off- land too. It is a great surfing destination and has a great history of shipwrecks and their tales where snorkelling and diving are some of the most interesting ways of investigating these characteristic shipwrecks of the Wild Coast. The area offers something for everyone who wishes to connect with nature and rejuvenate their souls from ancient forests filled with cycads and yellowwood trees to a great collection of bird species and animal life in conservation areas. Fishing too is a favourite past-time that requires a fishing licence, easily obtainable at the local post office.
The raw beauty of the Wild Coast captures the heart and soul of the Eastern Cape in a multitude of ways. Accommodation in Wild Coast is one of the ways that this can be experienced – friendly hospitality and an abundance of accommodation types to choose from. Wild Coast accommodation consists of fully equipped self-catering units, guesthouses and comfortable bed and breakfasts as well as budget friendly accommodation including fun backpackers and camping sites.