Hole in the Wall

Resorts and activites in Hole in the Wall

Ncinci One's Montessori - Progressing steadily

  • Posted on: 13 June 2016
  • By: Dawn

Things have been progressing steadily at Ncinci One's Montessori and we were very lucky to get exposure for our project in the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, as well as a 10 minute radio interview on the Power FM  breakfast show.  I think our name is spreading nicely!  We have put up our new signage at the school (thank you JB) and now bear our proper name :-)  The kitchen has been painted and the fence is currently being made pig-proof.

We have had 2 new children join us at Ncinci One's Montessori and now have 14 children attending daily, and 12 still on the waiting list.

Ncinci One's Montessori has opened a FNB bank account in the name of the school - to make payments and donations easier for you. We are still looking for sponsors for 4 children to make our project sustainable.  If any group of colleagues, friends, clubs would like to play a part in positively changing the life of a young, rural child - please contact us.  We look forward to you walking this road with us!

The children are exploring their environment with confidence and this is wonderful to observe. Stay well and we look forward to hearing from you!







Ncinci One's Montessori - Montessori in action

  • Posted on: 30 May 2016
  • By: Dawn

Observation has been the name of the game at Ncinci One's Montessori the past week, and am very happy with what I am observing. The children are becoming fully engaged with their indoor environment and this is wonderful to observe.

Corina, our assistant, is proving to be an excellent Story Teller, of traditional Xhosa life. She has the children in stitches at story time... 


We all know how important movement is for small children and how happy they are when they can move freely.......

A very big thanks from all the Ncinci One's to Round Table Mthatha for the Spar Food Voucher - we really appreciate it and are eating well - Enkosi!

We are still looking for a few sponsors to join us on this road - we are almost sustainable!

We look forward to hearing from you.






Ncinci One's Montessori - Montessori moments

  • Posted on: 9 May 2016
  • By: Dawn

I just had to share some of the Montessori Moments I had today :-) Oyama has never worked wth the Pink Tower and she built it horizontally today - thinking of Jonathan Woolf's story - i just stood and gazed at her :-)

Packing and packing away left to right is just becoming the norm - I love it!  

Wishing you all a great week.

Dawn and the abantwanas


Ncinci One's Montessori - Looking good Inside and Out

  • Posted on: 7 May 2016
  • By: Dawn

A huge thanks to JB and the building crew for the lovely work completed while I was away at the SAMA conference. What a pleasure to come back to a painted rondawel and a completed kitchen/storeroom with guttering and rain tank installed! The 80mm of rain we have had today has helped our new tank alot :-)

Our landlord, Tata Jack Mgwali popped by for a visit, and is happy with the progress at the school.

The children were very happy to be back at school, and I was told that while the school was closed, a number of the children came to school, to say they were waiting for it to open :-) The photos speak for themselves. 


Please contact me if you would like to get involved with our project.


Stay well

Kamnandi Cottages - Hole in the Wall

Kamnandi Cottages are situated on the south corner of Kelly Beach, with wonderful views and a private and secure garden. Right on the beach and just a beautiful 20 minute stroll from "The Hole". There are 2 units available.

7 sleeper Self Catering Beach Cottage:
3 bedrooms (2 with 'twin' beds, 1 with a single & a double-bunk)
2 x WC (bathroom has toilet and shower)
Open plan kitchen / dining area / lounge
2 Large decks / entertainment areas 
Flat Screen Television & satellite dish. (Bring your own decoder),
Braai facilities
RATE: R1600 to R2000 (in season) per night *

Hole in the Wall Hotel

Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel & Backpackers

'Surrounded by miles of unspoiled coastline Hole in the Wall Hotel and Holiday Village offers some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa. It is set in a secluded, tropical bay in the heart of the Wild Coast - the perfect setting for those wanting to ‘get away from it all’.


Umthombe Guest Lodge

Contact Orby on 073-1615867 Email: umthombe@gmail.com Umthombe is a beautiful, ocean-front lodge very close to the beaches, hotel and shop; and an enjoyable 10 minute walk from the Hole in the Wall. Umthombe has everything you need, plus stunning panoramic views. Animals and children welcome [click on a photo for higher res...]
  • Secure premises
  • Total capacity: 7+
  • 3 Bedrooms (1 en-suite): 2 with double-beds, 1 with 2 single-beds
  • Baby facilities (cots, prams, washtub, etc.)
  • 2 x Bathrooms
  • 3 x Toilets
  • 2 x Lounges
  • TV Room
  • Dining room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 x covered Patios (front & back)
  • Braai facilities
  • Bar & entertainment area
  • Close to Hole in the Wall Hotel
  • 10 km from Coffee Bay Rates available on request. Please contact Orby, preferably by phone, or email your telephone contact details and Orby will phone you back.

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  • History and folklore of Hole in the Wall

    Photo (c) Neels BotmaHole-in-the-Wall is one of the most impressive landmarks along the entire South African coastine. Second only to Table Mountain, most likely, though only a fraction of the size. Standing at the mouth of the Mpako River, the cliff consists of dark-blue shales, mudstones and sandstones of the Ecca Group, dating back some 260 million years. These rocks were subsequently intruded by a dolerite sheet, and the ‘hole’ was created over millions of years by the buffeting waves, which eroded away the softer rocks underneath the dolerite to form an arch. The same process also eventually separated the cliff from the mainland.

    Coffee Bay / Hole in the Wall Map

    Source: www.themaps.co.za The beautiful, fully detailed, waterproof map that this inset is taken from is widely available from bookshops and sports stores in most major centers, and Wild Coast Holiday Association resorts. The retail price is around R75 (± $10). Retail and trade enquiries for the Eastern Cape and KZN: phone Gavin Stewart at 083 708 2719... or email morstew@iafrica.com.