Ferry Point - Port St Johns
Ferry Point Cottages has the BEST LOCATION in Port St Johns. It overlooks the great Umzimvubu River Mouth and the Ocean. We offer comfortable Self-Catering cottages and Camping in tranquil settings with the best views in town.
The cottages can accommodate between three to eight guests per unit. The units offer comfortable beds and are serviced daily. Guests need to bring their own towels. The kitchens are equipped with all the necessary cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and appliances. Each unit also has a private braai area and parking bay. There are no TVs. The Campsites are for tents only with ablution facilities and power points.
Apart from a great variety of fishing and relaxing on the beaches, Port St Johns is prime hiking country. It offers forests and trails with more than 250 species of birds. Guests can enjoy various other activities in the area such as Quad-bike hire, River barge Cruise, golfing and dolphin and whale watching.
Rates: R260pppn, R150 (kids under 12yrs) Toddlers stay free.
JOHN RUDLING knew he was in trouble when the engine of his Robinson R22 helicopter spluttered and lost power just five feet into the hover – not because he was making an unscheduled touchdown, but rather because of where he was.
The aircraft is operated by G4 Helicopters, at Margate Airport, and, since the loss of the company’s R44 earlier this year, it was the only means of keeping the students busy. There was another problem. The R22 was on a verge near a very deserted beach on the rugged Transkei coast – not famous for its roads or communications.
Some idea of the work and materials which were required to get the damaged R22 from its crash site on to the back of the truck for transportation to the nearest road.
Situated on one of the world's most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in the heart of a traditional Xhosa village, the eco-friendly Bulungula Lodge has been described as "spectacular" by the Lonely Planet and "one of the World's ultimate ethical travel experiences" by The Rough Guide. This Fair-trade lodge is co-owned by the local traditional community and loads of cool activities run daily.
Spend the night in one of the ten traditional thatch huts (doubles, triples and dorms) or in a safari tent (with beds, bedding and electric light) with beautiful views. There is a affordable restaurant with three delicious meals per day and a help-yourself bar. The entire lodge runs on solar power and makes use of a range of innovative, sustainable technologies which protect our environment.
Activities running daily include: * horse-riding: 2 hour horse rides through the village and along the beach * canoeing: up the beautiful Xhora river * Woman Power: spend a day with the local women learning how to harvest and cook local food, make mud bricks, balance water on your head and just having fun. * Herbalist Forest Tour: wander through the ancient forest with the traditional herbalist and learn about weird and wonderful remedies. * Massage * Village Tour: a walking social history tour of our friendly community. * Fishing: learn how to fish in the sea with a local fisherman. All the above tours are owned and run by members of our local community - so all your money goes where it is most needed. We hope to see you here in paradise.
To make a booking: * Call +27 47 577 8900 (047 577 8900 for South Africans) * or call +27 83 391 5525 (083 391 5525 for South Africans) * Email: email@example.com * Visit our website: www.bulungula.com
OFF THE GRID LIVING!
VERY RURAL, VERY REAL, AWESOME!
Situated near the mouth of the insanely beautiful mdumbi river in a remote and primitive region of the wild coast we offer holiday and backpacking accommodation.
Your surroundings offer you accommodation situated in a rural and remote area…..faaaar away from the maddening crowds.
Surfing, fishing, river trips, boat hire, canoeing, hiking and biking, snorkeling, bird watching, and horse rides are just to mention a few activities to busy your day.... Or just relax!
The views and access to the beach and river makes this an ideal laid back place to visit and is ideal for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast who don’t mind roughing it a bit.
Our accommodation offers commanding views of the ocean, river, rolling green hills and tshani point with its perfect right hander and beach breaks!
We can accommodate up to 14 guests indoors and 12 guests (3 sites) camping at one time. We offer a self catering or catered for options.
Accommodation is basic, rustic, clean and comfortable and we offer a catered or self-catered option.
• 2 x family rooms (sleeps 4). Each room contains a double bed and double bunk / 2 single beds.
• 1 x double room / family room (sleeps 2). Room contains a double bed.
• 1 x family rondavel (sleeps 4 - extra beds can be arranged). Contains a double bed and 2 single beds.
• Separate self catering communal kitchen / dining makes for social evenings and is equipped with a fridge/freezer, additional freezer, gas stove, the usual kitchen goodies, dining table and seating for 10-12 people.
We offer camping in a very rural setting (fenced within the property). We like to call it "freestyle camping" and it is not your average "aventura" setup. You will need a 4x4 or a good bakkie should you want your vehicle parked at your tent. Your vehicle can securely be left at the main house if need.
We offer 2 camping areas :
• Next to main house and close to ablution. No access for vehicle, but you can park your vehicle right next to the fence. Water tank close by.
• Off-road camping in the bottom of the garden – you will need a 4x4 to access this area.
Ablutions are communal with “rocket showers” (paraffin hot water geysers) and flush toilets.
Cultural Dancing, horse rides, a traditional evening spent with a local Xhosa household (includes traditional meal), a river or beach side braai or picnic, or a peaceful canoe trip up the river can all be arranged.
Contact us for an unbelievable Wildcoast experience!
Gated complex with 5 Self catering units which sleep from 4 to 7 people each. Each rondavel is fully equipped and has a view from its deck.
Convenient 5 minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes to the famous icon of the Wild Coast: Hole in the Wall.
Camping sites available.
Above with ablutions.
Your hosts Jackie and Louie
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Rates available on request.
The next 21.1km "White Clay Cross Country Challenge" is 23 August 2014.
Contact: For more info please phone Roy or Karen at White Clay on 047-575 0008 or 083-979 4499. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) White Clay Resort is situated 1,5 km south of Coffee Bay on the “Hole in the Wall” road on the Wild Coast, nestled between the cliffs and only 100 m from its own private beach and bay. The setting is unrivaled with vast, rolling hills and rocky cliffs shearing off into the ocean. All accommodation is sea-facing offering guests fabulous vistas. The bay and private beach below is ideal for fishing and swimming at low tide. The resort offers self-catering, a Guest House with B&B and DB&B, camping, and a pub, curio shop and restaurant with full sea view specializing in seafood. Attractions in the area include fabulous rock, surf and river fishing, deep sea boat charter, hiking trails between the magnificent “Hole in the Wall” in the south and Mdumbi Beach in the north.
umThombe Kei River Lodge is situated on a 160ha private nature reserve along the banks of the Great Kei River. Accommodation is offered in rustic thatched chalets, each with magnificent views of the river. The chalets are fully self-catering and sleep four to six people (camping is also available).
The pulse of the River is felt in everything here: whether you are gliding along in our kayaks, hiking to hidden pools, fishing for the legendary cob, or simply watching sunset turn the cliffs to gold as the crowned cranes fly home to roost.
Please note: The lodge is situated on a remote private nature reserve. Road access can sometimes be difficult, especially after rain, and is recommended for 4x4 vehicles only.
Telephone: 082 570 6000
Cell: 083 255 9693
Fax: 086 608 2570
Postal Address: PO Box 67
Physical Address: Dunneden Nature Reserve
Tel: +27 (0)82 674 1064
Satellite: +27 (0)39 253-7200
Satellite: +27 (0)39 253-7201
Satellite Fax: +27 (0)39 253-7202
Situated at the mouth of the Mbotyi River and tidal estuary is Mbotyi River Lodge. Nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean, it is the perfect venue for anyone looking for a peaceful and tranquil holiday or for the adventurer wanting to explore the many beautiful and wild treasures this coast has to offer. The upmarket rooms in the lodge consist of en-suite double and twin bedrooms in either wooden cabins or thatch bungalows.
"The Coffee Shack...is a genuine and unaffected mecca for fun-loving travellers."- LONELY PLANET
Coffee Shack Backpackers
on the beach
(PO Box 687, Mqanduli, 5080)
• Telephone: +27 - (0)47 - 5752048
• Guests' Telephone: +27 - (0)47 - 5752024
• Email Address: email@example.com
Explore, discover and enjoy a unique taste of rural Africa! Coffee Shack is a backpackers tropical paradise located right on the beach at the Bomvu River mouth on the Transkei Wild Coast, a deeply traditional area of South Africa where you'll experience a way of life far removed from Western culture. Coffee Shack has a reputation for being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly staff. Most visitors rate Coffee Shack as a highlight of their SA tour...
Learn to surf at Coffee Shack with the cheapest professional surfing lessons on the planet: R20 for a 2 hour session! (That's about $2.00.)
Coffee Bay has nice point and beach breaks, and they also run day trips to Mdumbi, an amazing beach with a good point break for accomplished surfers. Dolphins are plentiful. If you're doing a surf trip, there are many other spots up and down the Wild Coast. Dave's surfed them all and is a good source of info on local conditions.
For write-ups on Wild Coast surf spots, see www.wavescape.co.za
At the Bulungula river mouth your will find the isolated and stunningly beautiful Nqileni village, home to the award-winning Bulungula Lodge and the pioneering rural development NGO, the Bulungula Incubator.
See www.bulungula.com for more information on Bulungula Lodge.
See www.bulungulaincubator.org for more information on the Bulungula Incubator.
Buccaneers, along with the rest of the Wild Coast backpackers, make for what must be the best backpacking experience in SA.
Telephone: +27 (0)39 253-7201
Fax: +27 (0)39 253-7202
Mbotyi Campsite is a joint venture between the Mbotyi community and Mbotyi River Lodge. The Campsite is managed by the "Mbotyi Campsite Trust".
It is an upmarket venue with electricity, purified water and 24 hour security. The property is fenced and provides safe, off-road parking. The campsite has been left as natural as possible and the tent sites have been terraced for campers. It is advisable to book a site suitable for the size of the tent you wish to pitch.
Kindly note: the Campsite is not a self-catering facility. No crockery, cutlery or linen is provided, but is available for hire. It is however recommended that you bring your own.
Contact: Sean Rohm
Tel: 043 8411598
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yellowwood Forest Caravan Park and Campsite in Morgan Bay is set in a beautiful garden on the bank of the Inchara River, 1km from the beach.
Enormous trees and lush riverine vegetation surround this peaceful place. A bird watchers paradise, offering a quiet, intimate place for nature lovers.
The campground has a choice of shady tent sites and electrical points are available. A rustic thatched bush camp, tucked away on the riverbank, is a perfect hideaway and our loft gives you a birds-eye view of the trees.
Relax in the tea garden for light meals and refreshments, or enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza. Our gift shop offers interesting local arts, crafts, clothing and a wide selection of books. We also have a kiddies play area; complete with rabbits, tree house, swings, trampoline and sandpit.
Out of season: R75 per site + R10 per person (max. 6 per site)
In season: R130 per site + R15 per person (max. 6 per site)
Bush camp: Double campsite rate (sleeps two)
Loft: R175 per day (sleeps two)
Electricity: R30 per day
On the banks of the Inchara Lagoon overlooking beach and sea, the Morgan Bay Park is bound by beach and lagoon. Each site is approximately 120 square meters with braai facilities. Electrical points are within 20m.
All the sites are within 120 meters of the ablution block which has hot and cold showers and a bath for the ladies, along with hairdryer points and washing up facilities.
The camp sites are within walking distance of the shop (one kilometer away), from which fresh bread is baked daily. The Hotel is half a kilometer away, where one can enjoy a meal either in the hotel or a fantastic pub meal over looking the sea. Children can also get cold drinks, ice creams as well as a few sweets.