Accommodation along the Wild Coast is listed from North to South on all the menus.

 

The Wild Coast journey begins at Mzamba, just south of Port Edward and the Umthamvuna River, at the popular casino and top end luxury resort, Wild Coast Sun.

 

It is possible to travel the Wild Coast by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, car, or even horseback. Mostly, however, to travel from one holiday destination to another, it is necessary to detour back to the main roads, as there is no coastal road per se.

 

You can find accommodation by Place or Type of accommodation, then refine your search by select activities, facilities and services.

 

Experienced Wild Coast hiking guides are listed on this website, and explore the entire Wild Coast, starting with the threatened area from Mzamba to Xolobeni, passing the Cretaceous Deposits and Petrified Forest at Mzamba River, Search "Hiking Guides" for more info.

 

SLINGSBY MAPS from which this insert is taken, have detailed and accurate maps covering the Wild Coast and all the major scenic routes in South Africa available for online order at www.slingsbymaps.com.

 

Joni Mitchell wrote Big Yellow Taxi in 1969, and it's more relevant today than ever. In her words:

The Wild Coast is littered with shipwrecks. One of the most interesting in modern times is the sinking of the Oceanos on 3 August 1991, in deep waters off Mbolompo Point, a renowned fishing spot just south of Hall in the Wall.

Read more...

Full story: Daily Maverick

Mkambati Nature Reserve, one of five national reserves along the Wild Coast, is to be privatised and made off-limits to all but exclusive paying guests at the proposed resort.

Mkambati Waterfall

By Mike Coleman

 

Some excellent footage of Hole in the Wall in winter.

Don't be put off by the opening shots of Thailand. 

The beauty of South Africa's Wild Coast‚ its eco-systems‚ culture and communities will be highlighted in a locally-produced documentary in the hope of declaring it a World Heritage site.

The adventures of three paddlers‚ three cyclists and three runners who will each traverse the entire Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape‚ covering about 300 kilometres from the Great Kei River in the south to the Umtamvuna River in the north‚ will be followed by a film crew.

 

Rule 26 -- Navigation Lights for Fishing Vessels


INTERNATIONAL

INLAND

(a) A vessel engaged in fishing, whether underway or at anchor, shall exhibit only the lights and shapes prescribed in this Rule.

Nav lights for fishing

Be aware of illegal fishing vessels along the Wild Coast.

Especially during the Shad Season and Sardine Run from May through August!

There is now a permanent AIS monitoring station at Hole in the Wall, capable of monitoring all legal marine traffic along the Wild Coast.

"Legal" Chinese fishing vessel with 600 tons of squid that ran away from our coastguard

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-03-23:

We are instructed by the meeting at Komkhulu today 23 March 2017 to say exactly the following in a short letter from the Traditional Authority of Umgungundlovu to the new CEO of SANRAL:

“Starting from now, SANRAL will cease and desist from all activities in our community. If you don’t respect this, we will tie up your staff and keep them here by us, until their father comes and fetch them.” 

We have decided to let this be an open letter:

How a Proposed Strip Mine Brought Conflict to South Africa’s Wild Coast (E360.Yale.Edu)

The murder of activist Sikhosiphi Rhadebe has not stopped communities in South Africa’s Pondoland region from opposing plans for a major titanium mine. What’s at stake are ecologically important lands – and, for the villagers, a way of life. Third in a series.
BY FRED PEARCE  • MARCH 13, 2017

Xolobeni sand dunes

The Wild Coast Holiday Association has compiled this short video introduction as a tribute to the beauty and splendour of the Wild Coast in Winter.

It's a little known secret that the best time to visit the Wild Coast is from May through September, while it's freezing cold inland and we are enjoying sub-tropical coastal temperatures here.

Is this in the interests of the average rural person, or is there a dark and sinister plot. (Of course there is.)

Traditional leadership bill a sly attempt to bypass constitutional rights to land

01 DECEMBER 2016 - 06:26 AM ANINKA CLAASSENS

Source: Business Day

This is an excellent article by Roland Giesler, written in 2014, with facts about the fuel levy.

There have been many heated debates and commentaries on the current state of affairs surrounding toll roads in South Africa, but for the sake of clarity, I think it can be summarised as follows:

Sanral depreciation

Funding will be made available for the N2 Wild Coast project but the route will be tolled.

FUNDING for the controversial N2 Wild Coast Toll Road project, including its two mega-bridges and the seven other bridges that will need to be built, will come from the Medium Term Budget.

Toll plaza
Mdumbi

Set on rolling green hills above the beautiful and pristine Mdumbi Beach (which is one of the best surf spots along the Wild Coast, and indeed, the coast of South Africa), Mdumbi Backpackers is a laid back, rustic and relaxing getaway for all travelers and eco-friendly tourists. 

Rates: 
From R150
mdumbi [at] mdumbi.co.za
Umngazi

Umngazi River Bungalows is an award winning family resort and spa, with thatch-roofed bungalows situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxing holid

Rates: 
From R1,490
reservations [at] umngazi.co.za
Mazeppa Bay

Nestled in a beautiful setting of palms and tropical plants, above the broad beach which is characterized by its iconic Island and suspended bridge, Mazeppa Bay Hotel offers a choice of family rooms, double rooms, and

mazeppabayhotel [at] sainet.co.za
Mzamba

Less than a two hour scenic drive along the South Coast from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, the Wild Coast Sun is a family-friendly resort that offers premium accommodation and leisure 

wildcoastmvg [at] suninternational.com
Morgan Bay

Right on the Inchara Lagoon's edge you can set up camp under a shady tree with the beautiful beaches just a short walk away.

info [at] morganbayhotel.co.za
Coffee Bay

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.

Rates: 
From R160
happydays [at] coffeeshack.co.za

This is important information if you are planning on going on holiday, day trip or fishing along the Transkei Wild Coast:

You will need a permit to travel to cottages that are not on proclaimed or designated roads. (E.g. the road to the Jacaranda.) If you do not have a permit for these routes you may be charged by the Green Scorpions and given a spot fine of R2500.

Mbotyi

Situated at the mouth of the Mbotyi River and tidal estuary is Mbotyi River Lodge.  Nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and warm Indian Ocean, it is the perfect venue for anyone looking for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

Rates: 
From R745
Bulungula

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.

Rates: 
From R160
Mbotyi

The campsite 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.

Rates: 
From R200
info [at] mbotyi.co.za

There's been this moratorium on any and all developments along the Wild Coast for the past 13 years - apart from Incopho and their American cohort's proposed Resorts on huge chunks of land appropriated - under false, or entirely misleading pretexts - from the Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay, and Mdumbi communities.

Umtata Mouth

Anchorage Hotel is situated at the Umtata River Mouth, between Coffee Bay and Mdumbi, on the Wild Coast hiking trails.

 Anchorage holiday resort offers a perfect Wild Coast experience.

Rates: 
From R350
info [at] anchorage-hotel.co.za