Wild Coast Info

Wild Coast Info

Welcome to Wild Coast Info - A Route Site Directory

The Wild Coast is exactly that … a coast of wild seas and rugged wilderness.  Also known as the Transkei, the Wild Coast is approximately a 250km stretch of craggy unspoilt coastline stretching from East London in the Eastern Cape through to Port Edward in KwaZulu Natal.  The Jikeleza Route links the Wild Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
The Wild Coast consists of green rolling hills, thatched rondavels, quaint villages and friendly locals – a perfect example of rural South Africa.
There is no shortage of hiking and biking routes along the coast which could in fact be undertaken at any time of the year as the climate along the Wild Coast is mild even during winter.  The high vantage points along the coastline make it an ideal spot for whale watching during season.
Fishing is another excellent favourite with anglers as there are great fishing opportunities both in the estuaries as well as in the rivers and deep-sea fishing.  Cows relaxing on the beaches are a regular sight, they are very approachable and not bothersome to sunbathers on the beach.
There are plenty of accommodation options along the Wild Coast ideal for peaceful holidays with laid-back charm. Camping and Backpacking are the most popular.  The Accommodation section of the Directory will provide a comprehensive list of properties listed with us.
Some of the Wild Coast’s Villages and Towns are:
  • Morgan Bay : bordered by the Cape Morgan Nature Reserve
  • Kei Mouth : on the bank of the Kei River, ideal for swimming
  • Port St Johns : on the banks of the Mzimvubu River – a major tourist attraction
  • Coffee Bay : famous for the iconic “Hole in the Wall” formation of rock an geological work of art
  • Mazeppa Bay : excellent fishing opportunities
  • Chintsa : great destination for backpackers
  • Haga-Haga : small village – perfect for a quiet holiday
  • Port Edward : Wild Coast Sun and Casino near the town


Wild Coast Activities

These include:
Fly fishing
Rock climbing
Game viewing : plenty of natural nature reserves along the coast
Dolphin / Whale watching
Horse riding
The Activities section of the Directory provides more information on all that is on offer in this beautiful untamed land of South Africa.

The Attraction of the Wild Coast


Intricately and wonderfully hand-crafted items available throughout the Wild Coast
Geological formations
Nature Reserves
The Pont at Kei Mouth
Majestic waterfalls
Mkambati Nature Reserve (between Port Edward and Port St Johns)
The more adventurous can travel the Wild Coast by mountain bike, motorbike and sometimes even horseback.  There is not a continuous route along the coast with the road returning to the main road at certain areas.  The forests include yellowwood and sneezewood trees with areas thick with vegetation.

The Route Directory has a wealth of information on the various Businesses along the Wild Coast, including Restaurants and Event listings.