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Wild Coast

Wild Coast Region, Eastern Cape The 200km of coast from East London to Port Edward is called the Wild Coast. This remote stretch of coastline is home to some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the world. It is sparsely populated except for rural Xhosa villages – their traditional huts perched on hills and open grasslands, which run down to deserted white beaches and a rocky coastline, ideal for fishing, hiking, surfing and diving. Visitors must share the beaches with local cattle, creating a feeling of being lost ...

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Africa’s secret waterfall Africa’s secret waterfall

“28 kilometres! Are you crazy?!” The kids are not exactly enamoured about the idea of an eight hour hike to see some waterfalls...

Wild Coast Meander: a walk on the wild side Wild Coast Meander: a walk on the wild side

Since 1998, when the Ross family started the Wild Coast Meander, thousands of hikers, including many young families, have follow..

Exploring the Wild Coast Exploring the Wild Coast

Two of my favourite things in the world are motorbikes and the Wild Coast, a 250 km stretch of virtually unspoiled coastline on...

Footloose and fancy-free Footloose and fancy-free

Make no mistake, the five-day Port St Johns to Coffee Bay Hiking Trail is tough but it’s one of the finest coastal walks in ...

A Long Ride to Coffee A Long Ride to Coffee

Five days of Wild riding left Steve Shapiro lusting for more. The rewards of mountain biking underpin so much of what I value.

Pedal Pushing in Pondoland Pedal Pushing in Pondoland

Adventure trail riding often has no room for the young, the old and those who feel a little pedal-shy or saddle-sore. Not this ...

Running Wild Running Wild

The Wild Coast Wildrun is arguably South Africa’s premier multi-day trail running event. Over the course of three unforgettable...

Nothing like good coffee Nothing like good coffee

Dale Morris spills the beans on Coffee Bay, a vibrant paradise on the Eastern Cape coast ...

Ride on the wild side Ride on the wild side

There are few better ways of experiencing the rugged coastline of the Wild Coast than in your MTB saddle ...

The perilous voyage of shimmering sards The perilous voyage of shimmering sards

The annual Sardine Run up South Africa's East Coastline from Plett results in magnificent concentrations of feasting marine life

Mazeppa Bay 4x4 Trails, Wild Coast Mazeppa Bay 4x4 Trails, Wild Coast

Peter Kruger offers a 3-day, 120km, 4x4 trail in the Mazeppa Bay region of the Wild Coast. He also offers many other exciting ...

Fishing at Mazeppa Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape Fishing at Mazeppa Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

The Island at Mazeppa Bay on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, creates a channel that is a great fishing spot...

Fishing at Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape Fishing at Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Hole in the Wall on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape creates a great channel for fishing...

Fishing at Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape Fishing at Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Coffee Bay is a great spot for shore angling on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape...

Fishing at Port St Johns, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape Fishing at Port St Johns, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Port St Johns is a popular saltwater fly-fishing spot on the Wild Coast, as well as a popular big game fishing spot...

Fishing at the Mkambati Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape Fishing at the Mkambati Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape

The Mkambati Nature Reserve is a great spot to fish on the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast...