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Quad da Kei (Quad Adventures)

Quad da Kei is a family and nature friendly company. We aim to provide visitors a quad adventure to remember offering varied terrain and spectacular scenery away from all the hustle and bustle.  Enter into a new world of fauna and flora, forest, mountains, river and sea. You won’t want to leave...

Come and see why they call Port St Johns the Gem of the Wild Coast.

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Kei to PSJ Wild Ride: Mountain Bike Tour on the Southern Wild Coast

Experience the essence of Africa with a mountain bike tour on the Wild Side – Eastern Cape’s, Wild Coast. Dramatic cliff faces, jutting headlands, hidden waterfalls and deserted beaches. Kickback under a milkwood tree, explore the rusted remains of the numerous shipwrecks along this shore, or discover the myriad birdlife and pristine estuaries which abound this rugged coastline. There's no better way to appreciate the diversity of this untamed coast than from the vantage of your saddle, as you wind your way from cliff-top to sandy bay, across grassy plateau and up forested-tracks, passing through rural villages along the way. Experience the warmth of amaXhosa hospitality and get an insight into traditional custom with community and backpacker-stays, or treat yourself to the old-world charm of family hotels along the way.

Port St Johns to Coffee Bay Backpacker Hike

The 60km stretch of Wild Coast from Port St Johns to Coffee Bay is well suited to the more budget-conscious traveller looking for an authentic Wild Coast Experience. On this 5 day hiking trail you can chose between friendly village-based homestays, chilled-out backpackers, or a combination of both. popupYou'll pass some impressive natural phenomenans, along the undulating terrain through which this hike traverses. From the fascinating Table Mountain sandstone cliffs of Port St Johns; to the arched bays of Mpande and Mdumbi (voted one of SA's top three beaches and surfing hotspot); the impressive dolerite intrusion at Brazen Head and the fabled landmark, Hole in the Wall, where the roar of ocean through this hollowed cliff, has earnt the Xhosa name “esiKhaleni”( place of sound).

Pondo-Explore Hike

Venture where only a fortunate few have passed. The northern Pondoland section of the Wild Coast, stretching from Mtamvuna river in the north (Port Edward) to the mighty Umzimvubu in the south (Port St John's), is undoubtedly the least accessible, dramatically rugged and breathtakingly pristine section of the Wild Coast. Passing through traditional xhosa villages, rolling green hills, rocky headlands and sandy bays. Pass amazing waterfalls, freestanding rock stacks and pristine estuaries on your journey. The skeletal remains of numerous shipwrecks along the shore bear testimony to this high-energy coastline, whilst schools of dolphin and whales are a familiar sight. Details of Pondo-Explore Hike: Day 1: Drive to Port St Johns. Leave vehicles there in safe parking and get transferred to Msikaba at 2pm. Afternoon Activity: Take the canoes up the Msikaba Estuary, visit the Cape Griffon Vulture colony or visit the waterfalls in Mkambathi Nature Reserve

South Africa Travel Plan

Transkei Wild Coast Drive. Rondavels in Kruger. Oil Lanterns in the Bush. Route 62: Elephants, Ostriches and Wine. Beehive Huts and St. Lucia. Garden Route Adventure Trail. Build your own South Africa adventure. We offer our customers the chance to design their own trip to South Africa by choosing a variety of bite-sized travel experiences (modules), lasting a few days at a time. We then string these experiences together to form a longer trip. Build your own self drive with South Africa Travel Plan. www.southafricatravelplan.co.uk

Wild Coast Hiking (Guided hikes from Port St Johns to Coffee Bay)

The Best way to experience the beauty of the Wild Coast is to take the 5 day hiking trail run by Jimmy and Mbuyi. Please visit their site for more information, rates and details  at www.wildcoasthikes.com.

The Port St. Johns to Coffee Bay Hiking Trail goes through some of the most beautiful hiking landscape in South Africa. The trail hugs a stretch of coastline along the former Transkei homeland, and is unspoilt and barely touched by development. You will walk along rolling grassy hills dotted with colourful huts, idyllic beaches, estuaries flanked by thick coastal forest and cliffs with stunning sea views. Hikers sleep in hikers’ huts and village accommodation. You will also learn a little bit of Xhosa Language and experience the Xhosa food. If you’re hiking at the right time of the year, you will most likely see dolphins and whales.

Horse riding on the Wild Coast!

Ferry Point in Port St Johns is pleased to announce the availability of daily horse riding on Long Beach, between Ferry Point and Poenskop.

Their horses are sound and well schooled; so whether you are an experienced rider or absolute beginner, you will enjoy the spectacular beaches, fabulous mountain views and peaceful forests.

Please phone 0475 641 261, or 083 973 6545 to make a booking or to find out more about this fun activity.

Sibusiso Somakhephu (aka “J.J.”) is your Guide.

Trained by Eastern Cape Tourism, and with 10 years experience as a Wild Coast Guide.

For the last four years he has been showing visitors the beauty of the Wild Coast from horseback.

Get more info at http://ferrypoint.co.za/horseriding.html

Hiking the Wild Coast

Really experience it:

Hike along the pristine stretch of coastline from Port St Johns to Coffee Bay, and stay along the way in traditional Xhosa huts.

Contact: Jimmy Selani, the Tour Guide from Mtumbane (PSJ) on 082 507 2256 (+27 international dialing code), or check their website for more info: www.wildcoasthikes.com.

Jimmy was voted South African Tourism's 'Best Emerging Guide of the Year 2004'. Charismatic and fluent in English, he's a fount of information on the area and its people - the perfect chaperone.

UPDATE: There is now an official website: www.wildcoasthikes.com

A walk on the wild side
By Fiona McIntosh (http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/article.php?page_id=2031)

Mountain Biking

The Wild Coast is a region rich in diversity! Not only in culture but also in mountain biking terrains. Test your technical riding skills in the forests of Dwesa or Cwebe Nature Reserves. Test your anaerobic endurance and enter yourself in the Imana Wild ride which is 4 days of the most beautifull and rugged mountain biking in the world! Rid yourself of any stress while you explore the wildest coast of Mbotyi on your mountain bike. You could even go on a mountain bike safari in Mkambati Nature Reserve! In this region you will surely find the terrain your mountain biker soul has been searching for.
That is where this site comes in. At www.ecmtb.co.za you will be able to browse a map to find the type of ride you are looking for in the area you want to explore. You will find all kinds of rides: Race routes, routes around holiday resorts, training rides, rides in and around town and even multi day rides.
To go straight to the Wild Coast MTB Routes click here:

Backpacking on the Wild Coast

Wild Coast afterparty a cool, laid-back affair

The termite, the donkey and the rainbow: happy backpacker Leon Marais spills the beans.

South Africa is a backpacker's delight. Thousands of foreign travellers are aware of this, yet many South Africans remain oblivious to this organised and well-run component of our tourism industry.

As a backpacking destination South Africa has a lot going for it: it's different and diverse, organised, safe (when organised) and, while not as cheap as other destinations such as Thailand, still affordable to young travellers.

The most popular route begins with some time in and around Cape Town, followed by time getting acquainted with wine and scenery around Stellenbosch and a hop-on, hop-off meander along the Garden Route towards Port Elizabeth.