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View from the Kings House at Coffee Shack

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river crossing to Mapuzi Cliffs

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knee deep river crossing to Mapuzi Cliffs

In the Eastern Cape, also known as the Wild Coast with a capital city of Umtata now called Mthatha.

It’s a deeply traditional area of South Africa where you’ll experience a way of life far removed from Western culture.

The Transkei section of the Wild Coast is rural South Africa at its best and the roads to the coast lead the visitor through the Xhosa heartland, a stunning landscape of rolling green hills dotted with thatched rondavels, offering interesting glimpses into a culture far removed from the stresses of modern life.

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Free Range…:-)

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Rondavels

 

It’s famous for fishing, endless hiking trails, abseiling and surfing.

On the hills of Transkei – you will still find herds of cattle sleeping, relaxing and chewing the cud. They are easily approachable and make great photographic subjects.

Coffee Bay is one of only two former Transkei towns to be serviced by a tarred road (the other being Port St Johns).

Three small rivers, the Nenga (river of the whale), Bomvu (red) and Maphuzi (place of pumpkins) reach the sea in the area of Coffee Bay.

APPROX TRAVEL TIME :

CAPE TOWN -16hrs , PORT ELIZABETH -8hrs, GRAHAMSTOWN -5hrs, HOGSBACK -5hrs, EAST LONDON -3.5hrs, DURBAN -7hrs, KOKSTAD -4hrs, PORT ST JOHNS -3hrs, JOHANNESBURG -12hrs

 

INSIDER TIP: which ever direction you are coming from – be sure to get the great sunrise in Coffee Bay – Its breath taking.

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beautiful sunrise

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06h42 sunrise in August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation: Coffee Shack Backpackers – right at the mouth of the Bomvu River. Also known as “paradise” They have a selection of Dorm Rooms, Private Rooms and Camping. They offer various activities such a Hiking, surfing (lessons for R 50), Snorkling, Cliff Jumping (trip is R 70) and an all – round good time.

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Mouth of the Bomvu River

 

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The Kings House at Coffee Shack

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View from the stoep at Kings House

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Braai Nights at Coffee Shack

 

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Coffee Bay – Africa at its best – it stole my heart