Wild Coast

Swell Eco Lodge

Contact: Lee-Ann
Tel: 0723465636
Website: www.swellecolodge.com
Email: info@swellecolodge.com

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Swell Eco Lodge offers self-catering accommodation, ideal for couples, groups and families.  Set within the rolling hills of Mngcibe (North side of the Mdumbi River), we invite you to enjoy pure relaxation and fun while supporting a green way of life.

Spectacular sea views,  jumping whales, roaming cattle and a view of rural life in this wonderful village is only a part of your holiday experience! We offer many activities for those who want to be a bit more active and explore the pristine beaches, rivers and ocean.Swell Eco Lodge Wild Coast Transkei Mdumbi: View of Swell Eco Lodge Wild Coast Transkei Mdumbi

Our lodge is made up of traditional Rondavel structures which blend into its beautiful surroundings and our interiors are modern, calming and artistic.

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ROBBIE RESCUE RUNS ROUGH Story: Roger Makings

http://www.airnews.co.za/News/october2103-robbie-rescue.html

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.

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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.

DA calls on minister to allocate fishing rights to small-scale fishers

http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/agriculture/2013/10/24/da-calls-on-mini...

(Subsistence fishers obliged to work in cooperatives? (Yah, that'll work. Gugu has the entire co-management commitee structure mapped out for Coffee Bay, and tried for years to get the department to 'cooperate'.)

WHILE the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to "urgently" allocate fishing rights in the small-scale fisheries sector, the minister has said she cannot until new legislation was passed.

Ms Joemat-Pettersson has been repeatedly criticised for mishandling her portfolio, which has impact on a large slice of South Africa’s economy. The sectors she controls can provide jobs for unskilled labour in a country embroiled in an education crisis.

Ms Joemat-Pettersson’s small-scale fisheries policy was adopted by Cabinet in 2012, and the process to amend the Marine Living Resources Act began immediately thereafter "to ensure a legal framework exists to enable the implementation of the policy", Ms Joemat-Pettersson’s spokeswoman Carol Moses said on Wednesday.

Earlier this month the minister complained that her department was "operating in a legislative vacuum" because "over 20" pieces of legislation (including the Marine Living Resources Act) that needed amendment were being held up by inaction from Parliament’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries committee.

Moloto Motapo, spokesman for African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Stone Sizani, said on Wednesday there were more than 70 bills before Parliament, all expected before the 2014 elections, and "the reality is that it is impractical that all of them will be passed."

DA agriculture, forestry and fisheries shadow minister Pieter van Dalen said: "The DA urges all stakeholders … to step aside all political machinations and put fishing communities first by processing and passing this vital piece of legislation without delay."

Among others, the bill was set to change the status of South Africa’s roughly 6,000 "subsistence fishermen", designating them "small-scale fishers" and obliging them to work together in co-operatives, Mr van Dalen said.

"This has serious implications considering the significant numbers of subsistence quota holders, their isolated locale, inaccessibility to fishery control offices and the lack of any legal and socioeconomic research or analysis into what it would mean to migrate these quota holders to the category of "small-scale".

It is not feasible to simply remove the largest single recognised category of fishermen from the statue books without a concrete plan to assist them going forward," he said.

Fisheries expert Shaheen Moolla said the problem with the department’s small-scale fisheries policy was that it "lumped everything into one system, one set of rules", when there were several species covered by the policy, not all of which could be fished by small-scale fishers.

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies fisheries expert Moenieba Isaacs, who helped write the new policy, said the policy’s proof would be in its implementation.

Prof Isaacs said the policy was expressly aimed at ensuring those previously excluded from participating in the fishing industry were included. Doing this would require extensive investment in infrastructure in small fishing communities or the policy would not work, she said.

"I do have a problem with the notion of co-operatives, I don’t feel the communities are ready to work as co-operatives yet," she said.

 

 

OCEAN VALLEY VIEW

Sleeps 8 people

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in Morgan's Bay, Ocean Valley View offers you comfortable self catering accommodation, with beautiful views of the sea, valley/bush and cliffs all within very easy walking distance of the sea.

This modern architected 3 bedroom double storey house has a spacious open plan setting downstairs leading to a large wooden deck terrace. The three double bedrooms all have their own balcony from which you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

The main bedroom (king size bed) is en-suite equipped with a large oval bath. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom 4 single beds. These two bedrooms share a separate bathroom with shower. There is a downstairs guest toilet and the kitchen is well equipped with a stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is an outside concrete braai/barbeque.

All bedding is supplied. Guests are required to bring their own towels. Satellite TV reception is available, but you should bring your own DStv Decoder and Smart Card.

Rates vary according to the season, length of stay & number of people and are between R850 and R1500 per night for the house/unit.

website : http://www.oceanvalleyview.jigsy.com
e-mail : oceanvalleyview@hotmail.com

Peas on Earth, SA

Peas on Earth offers guests the opportunity to absorb life on a tranquil farm on the picturesque Wild Coast. Our accommodation is situated on Mpetukop Farm, approximately 20km from Komga, Kei Mouth, Morgan Bay and Haga Haga, meaning our guests can enjoy all the coastal highlights from one location.
Our 6ha small-holding is a working farm, producing fresh, naturally grown herbs, fruit and vegetables for the local market. We also keep pigs, horses, chickens, bantams and ducks. Guests wishing to explore the farm and learn more about its inner workings are welcome to do so. For those that would prefer to simply sit back and enjoy the atmosphere, we will make sure the farm respects your privacy.
Guests at our B&B will have the opportunity to indulge in a breakfast of our home produce, including home-made butter, cheese and preserves; free-range eggs and bacon; and a selection of seasonal crops. Lunch and dinner can also be provided if required, but will be charged at an additional rate.
As ardent animal lovers, we know that many people want their pets to enjoy their holidays and weekdays away as much as they do. Due to this, we welcome both dogs and horses to come and stay at the farm with their owners.
In addition to the attractions of the popular coastal towns in the area, our neighbouring farm, Ocean View, also boasts a Natural Heritage Site, and Wild Coast Horse Trails, just a few kilometres down the road, have a wide range of trails and horses – as well as some of the best beach riding in the world.
Peas on Earth is also well-situated for hikes and scenic drives – if you’re really lucky, you’ll even see a rhino from the front stoep!

Our accommodation comprises of a self-contained unit consisting of a double bedroom, en suite bathroom (shower only), a small open plan kitchenette and living area. Each room also has its own patio and private entrance.

Fern Cottage, Kei Mouth

Fern Cottage is situated 320 metres from the beach (you can hear the sea when lying in bed at night) and is ideal for couples.

It is a quiet area of Kei Mouth overlooking the golf course with a private braai area looking out into the lush Eastern Cape Bushveld.

Bedroom has a double bed, comfortable lounge area, fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower.
Cottage is cabled for DSTV, bring own decoder and card.

Activities available : Golf, Fishing (shore / river mouth/ River boat / deep sea / rock), Horse Trails, Walking Trails, Mountain Biking, Transkei Trips.

There are a number of restuarants in Kei Mouth, as well as the Country Club.

Warwick Sacke
Email: ferncottage@keimouth.co.za
Cell: 082 570 5001
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Cher-a-Don Mkulu Kei Horse Trails


Cher-a-Don Mkulu Kei Horse Trails is an award winning, owner-run horse trail company established in 1998.
We offer guided horse trekking vacations on well trained horses for all riding abilities, catering from small to large groups, offering short day rides as well as multi-day trekking along the Wild Coast.
Beginners to advanced riders of all ages are welcome. Beach rides are approximately 2 hours, leaving at 9:30am and 2:30pm every day. Booking is essential. Our overnight Wild Coast horse trails into the Transkei, range from 2 to 12 days, hopping from hotel to hotel along the pristine coast line.

We also offer volunteer/ career break/ gap year opportunities for anyone who would like to take part in a working holiday.
A warm welcome and an unforgettable equestrian experience await all visitors to Mkulu Kei Horse Trails.
See you in the saddle soon! Website: www.mkulukeihorsetrails.co.za

OCEAN VALLEY VIEW

Sleeps 8 people

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in Morgan's Bay, Ocean Valley View offers you comfortable self catering accommodation, with beautiful views of the sea, valley/bush and cliffs all within very easy walking distance of the sea.

This modern architected 3 bedroom double storey house has a spacious open plan setting downstairs leading to a large wooden deck terrace. The three double bedrooms all have their own balcony from which you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

The main bedroom (king size bed) is en-suite equipped with a large oval bath. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom 4 single beds. These two bedrooms share a separate bathroom with shower. There is a downstairs guest toilet and the kitchen is well equipped with a stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is an outside concrete braai/barbeque.

All bedding is supplied. Guests are required to bring their own towels. Satellite TV reception is available, but you should bring your own DStv Card.

PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE FULLY BOOKED FROM THE 9th OF DECEMBER 2011 TO THE 4th OF JANUARY 2012

Rates vary according to the season, length of stay & number of people and are between R700 and R1300 per night for the house/unit.

website : http://www.oceanvalleyview.jigsy.com
e-mail : oceanvalleyview@hotmail.com

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