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This much-loved family cottage is situated between the river and the sea at the beautiful Xora Mouth, mid-Wild Coast. To adventure here is to step way off the beaten track. It’s where kindred spirits pause the busyness and give themselves space to regenerate.

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking the Incarha lagoon, Turn-Inn offers you privacy, comfort and relaxation. In addition to our large fully-fenced garden, guests have the use of paddle skis, canoes and children's play area.

There is abundant bird life in the garden and on the lagoon, waking up most mornings to the call of the African Fish Eagle. A private path along the edge of the lagoon leads to the sea approx. 400 metres away.

Barefoot is a cosy little B&B situated in Morgan Bay where you can walk around barefoot and enjoy your home away from home.

We are a five-minute walk from the main beach, and four-minute walk to the beachfront.
 
A continental breakfast is served every morning from 08h00 to 09h30.

Choose to stay in: 

Sea Shells Guest House is situated in Coffee Bay and offers guests one of four comfortably furnished on suite units either on a self-catering or bed and breakfast basis.

Dwesa and Cweba are two relatively small reserves, separated by the Mbashe River,  situated in the central Wild Coast.

Accommodation in Cwebe is only available at the Haven Hotel.

This is Lubanzi, a little Xhosa Village in the middle of nowhere of the former Transkei. This is where the road ends, this is where the sea and the sky meet, where the sun kisses the waves and the rhythm of life is still pure and undisturbed.

Kick off your shoes, check your Ego in at the baggage counter. Free yourself, climb into your skin, open up, be at one, breathe. Lubanzi is as "away from everything" as you can possibly be.

Umthombe is a beautiful ocean-front lodge very close to the beaches, hotel and shop; and an enjoyable 20 minute walk from the Hole in the Wall.

Umthombe has everything you need, plus stunning panoramic views.

Animals and children welcome.

Lodge Umthombe offers the following:

The Mpande Beach Cottage is situated at Mpande Bay on the Wild Coast on the East Coast of South Africa.

The cottage is situated very close to the beach which is perfect for walks, fishing, bird watching, swimming and even cycling. It is one of only 3 cottages at Mpande Bay.

Sugarloaf Backpackers is situated in the beautiful Coffee Bay village at the heart of the Wild Coast, and overlooks Coffee Bay’s main beach and river mouth, which are just a short walk from our door.

If you are looking for an authentic South African experience, let us welcome you

Wavecrest Beach Hotel and Spa is situated on a pristine mangrove-lined estuary, surrounded by magnificent dune forests and endless expanses of beach.

Wavecrest has delightfully comfortable and functional island style bungalows, which make you feel that life at Wavecrest is all about coming home barefoot from the beach.

With 30 bungalows to offer, we are the perfect destination for families, with plenty of fun-filled activities for children.

All the family suites and double rooms have en-suite bathrooms with piping hot water on tap.

Swell Eco Lodge offers exclusive Transkei Wild Coast accommodation with modern stylish interiors and traditional Xhosa exteriors. Our newly renovated lodge offers self-catering accommodation, ideal for couples, groups and families

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. 

Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel & Holiday Resort

Surrounded by miles of unspoiled coastline Hole in the Wall Hotel and Holiday Village offers some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa.

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 honeymoon suites.

Rates are very affordable and include three home-cooked meals per day. Enjoy a seafood buffet on Saturday nights and a mini seafood dinner every Wednesday night.

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 activities which include amongst the finest golf courses and water parks in South Africa.

Nqabara Eco River Lodge is sited on a remarkably beautiful promontory overlooking the confluence of the Nqabara and Nqabarana Rivers at their mouth, separated from the beach by a beautiful girdle of indigenous bush with the Indian Ocean beyond that.

Nqabara Eco River Lodge can comfortably accommodate 20 people in three cottages and the main house.

EACH COTTAGE HAS THE FOLLOWING:

Accommodation at Ocean View is characterised by light, airy double or twin rooms – most of which boast spectacular views of the sea.

Spacious family units look out across the gardens. All rooms are comfortably furnished and have en-suite bathrooms.

Bull's Inn Fishing Lodge is situated in Mpame, a small coastal village in the middle of the Wild Coast. We are a small dot on the map, but BIG on fishing! If you seek a unique Wild Coast experience, a far cry from your day to day city life, this is the place to be. We offer home-from-home accommodation for groups and families that share our passion for fishing and are keen on exploring the sea and hunting the catch of the day!

Surrounded by virgin forests and an unadulterated African landscape of mountains, river and ocean views, this well-maintained property consists of four adjoining houses and functions both as a guest house and self-catering establishment.

Friends Wild Coast is situated in the picturesque Bomvu River bay in Coffee Bay. 

If you seek something that is neither hotel nor backpackers, you will find comfort at Friends, which offers a space that is yours to unwind in. A home away from home. 

Friends offers tasty home-made meals, freshly baked breads and cakes, fresh veg juices, shakes and smoothies.

Lying 30 kilometres south of Port St Johns, Hluleka Nature Reserve is one of the Wild Coast’s best kept secrets.

This tranquil reserve showcases a diverse range of eco systems – rocky seashores, golden beaches, lagoons and lush forests of quinine, coral, stink ebony and Natal fig trees.

Situated on the mighty Umzimvubu River, between Mountains Thesiger & Sullivan, is the undiscovered gem, Port St Johns River Lodge. An establishment with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and exceptional scenic views.

The Morgan Bay Hotel is located right on the beach

Enjoy magnificent Wild Coast accommodation, here at the family friendly Morgan Bay Hotel. Situated a short 45 minute drive from East London and nestled between a mile of unspoilt beach and breath taking cliffs, you will be spoilt for choice on ways to spend your day.

Knot Far is a newly renovated home situated up on the hill, just 600m walk from the Morgan Bay beach. The house sleeps 4 and 9 in two separate self contained self catering units, each with sea views.

The home is owned by the Morgan Bay Hotel and furnishings meet the same high standards as their hotel rooms and family suites.

 

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. All sites have electricity, picnic benches and braai facilities, and are in close proximity to the separate ladies and men's ablutions which are serviced daily. Coin operated washing machines and tumble dryers are available. A lovely bowling green is situated at the heart of the park and all visitors are welcome.

All bookings made at the Morgan Bay Hotel.

Only an hour from East London, the Mitford Hotel has been an essential part of Morgan bay since the early 1940's  The hotel offers sea-facing Bed and Breakfast rooms as well as comfortable self catering units, and is just a two-minute walk from the Morgan Bay tidal lagoon and beach.

The Outspan Inn is situated in Port St Johns on the beautiful Wild Coast, at a prime location on the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. A short walk across the lawns takes you straight down to First Beach

Bololo Falls

Amapondo is Ama-azing. From the moment you walk in and meet their friendly pet donkey (who’s a bit of a barfly), you’ll know it’s an Ama-Awesome spot. Amapondo is nestled on a hill on the verge of a tropical rain forest and only 2 minutes walk from the beautiful 2'nd Beach.

The Jungle Monkey has been hosting travellers since forever, and the rooms and dormitories are first class.

Thoughtful, colourful designs and fun furnishings reveal the depth of experience of the management and staffers at Jungle Monkey.

Nestled in the rolling hills and lush tropical forest, this is the perfect place for anyone looking for a peaceful and tranquil holiday AND for the adventurous that want to explore

Mtentu Lodge is a perfect escape from the rat race, while not being too isolated. Just a 20 km beach horse ride/hike/cycle or 48 km drive from Wild Coast Sun lies the untamed paradise of Mtentu, which is undeniably one of the most wondrous Wild Coast destinations.

The reserve is situated on the coast of north-eastern Pondoland, in the Eastern Cape. It lies between Port Edward (30 km to the north east) and Port St Johns (59 km to the south west).

Aloe Cottage is located on a small peninsula directly between the two main beaches at Hole in the Wall.

Panoramic Wild Coast views surround the living room and patio entertainment area.

This old beach cottage was built in 1945, and has been renovated & expanded to meet your requirements & home from home comforts.

TV with full DStv channels as well as a CD music system are provided, and a braai and portable Weber BBQ facility are located on the patio overlooking "Mens" beach. (No prizes for guessing what the other beach is called.)

White Clay Resort is nestled between the cliffs with a panoramic view of our private beach / 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.

Yellowwood Forest offers backpackers, camping and self catering accommodation for nature loving, travelers, families and groups. Enjoy Wild Coast hospitality just 1.5km from the beach.  The self catering dorm rooms, rustic doubles, luxury family unit, and unconventional campsite has options for all budgets and easy access to both the beach and hidden forests of Morgan Bay.

This eco-spirited retreat has a gift shop, tea garden restaurant, pizzeria & bar, playground and Wi-Fi.

Looking for comfortable, affordable, self-catering accommodation on the river in Port St Johns?

Purple Indigo (Pi) is the perfect place to stay for a fishing trip, the Sardine Run, a holiday

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.

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.

Cremorne Holiday Resort is a highly recommended 3 Star★★★ holiday resort which offers a variety of accommodation options and services.

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.

Set on a serene hillside overlooking the pristine Mtakatyi River, with panoramic ocean, river and forest views, the Old Trading Post at Mtakatyi provides comfortable and affordable Wild Coast holiday accommodation for families and fishermen.

Cottage to Rent in Tshani/Mdumbi 1 of 11 legal cottages in Tshani, fully equipped just take your own supplies.

Domestic staff.

Sleeps 12

Beach in front of house good for swimming and with a lagoon for kids to play in.Access from garden.

15 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Mdumbi Beach Access to Mdumbi River, and Umtata River by 4 km walk along the beach or by road with a 4x4.

Great fishing, walks, surfing, and many other activities.

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. 

Mdumbi Backpackers is well integrated with their community, and most of the activities - such as kayaking around the islands on the beautiful Mdumbi Lagoon, horse riding and hiking trail guides, fishing, etc. - are directly run by the local villagers. 

  • Surfing: The Mdumbi point offers - five star, classic point break surf - rated 1 of the best in SA. At its best, when the banks are on - expect a wave running for almost one kilometer.
  • There are other breaks in the area, with a sense for adventure, go explore & tell no-one! Snorkeling and Fishing: Beautiful rock pools and reefs stretch out for kilometers North and South of the beach and offer amazing snorkeling and spear fishing opportunities. Then there's also Mdumbi River, and its rock mussels, lagoon islands and mangroves. Hiking: Set in breathtaking Wild Coast scenery - The hiking potential is endless.

Activities on offer: - river canoeing - paddle skiing - windsurfing - kite surfing - paragliding - snorkeling - surfing - horse riding - cave, waterfall and Hole in the Wall hikes - cultural visits - village tours Support Eco-Tourism and stay at the "African Pot" village-based accommodation. 100% community owned and run - while Mdumbi Backpackers promote them and assists with reservations and general logistics.

Mdumbi Backpackers also runs a well equipped community resource center and a gorgeous pre-school on their premises for the village children. If you would like to assist with these initiatives (donate books, toys, time or money) please contact them at mdumbiatmdumbi [dot] co [dot] za, for attention Johan.

Over and above all that, Mdumbi Backpackers founders also started the Transcape NPO (Non-Profit Organization) in 2002, which assists with AIDS awareness and treatment clinics, ABET education, and much more. For further info please go to: www.transcape.org.

Accommodation Mdumbi offers simple & spacious accommodation - set in traditional style Xhosa huts.

  • Level lawn Camping sites
  • Well equipped communal kitchen for your self catering needs
  • Hot water showers, flushing toilets & the warm Indian Ocean
  • Chill out hall & restaurant - otherwise known as the "Mdumbi Cafe" See http://www.mdumbi.co.za/a_accommodation.htm for current rates

Pls NB! Mdumbi backpackers does not have a liquor licence and do NOT sell alcohol - instead - they promote cultural exchange: a 2min walk, just up the road to the local 'shebeen'.

In addition to the above: 'The African Pot' is a pleasant self catering guest house which sleeps 10. 'The African Pot' is located in the heart of the village, nearby & above Mdumbi, and is 'community owned/Mdumbi managed'. 'Out of season' rates do apply - pls enquire before hand.

NB. Mdumbi does not accept credit cards - cash or internet transfers preferred. THX! PS. 'out of season' - Pls ask about special rates for group bookings etc Pick up from Coffee Bay: R50 - per trip.

Situated in the protected Lambazi Bay (Port Grosvenor) on the remote and spectacular Wild Coast, this Lodge offers the ultimate in remote beach getaways.

Ferry Point Cottages has one of the best locations in Port St Johns, with views overlooking the Umzimvubu River Mouth, the mountains and the ocean.
 
With Self-catering units, Caravan Park & Camping Sites

Nenga River Lodge Boasts 12 fully equipped units and 6 camping sites. We have a licensed restaurant and bar on the premises. Nenga River Lodge is +-150m from the main beach in Coffee Bay.

Family vacations are not complete without a stay at Trennerys Hotel! The scenic splendour of the rugged Wild Coast makes this the perfect destination for family holidays. This family hotel maintains its old-world charm and unique South African hospitality, while satisfying the wild at heart… Set in idyllic Transkei surroundings, views from the hotel range from the stunning Wild Coast beaches to the green, lush, tropical vegetation. With plenty of adventurous activities to keep the whole family happy, Trennerys Hotel is everybody’s first choice in Wild Coast accommodation.

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Village Based Accomodation

Nqileni is home to a vibrant rural community where times have sometimes been tough; migrant labour has taken its toll on family structure and health service & education have been difficult to access. But in spite of these challenges, the typical scene at sunset is children singing beautiful harmonies as they walk up the hills together on their way home,

Peas on Earth Backpackers 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. 

Geckos Guest House is situated in Coffee Bay on the scenic, rugged and unspoiled “Wild Coast” on the eastern seaboard of South Africa.

We provide private, clean, comfortable accommodation in double en-suite rooms

Fern Cottage is a self-catering unit ideal for couples who require a safe and quiet getaway.

The cottage is situated in a tranquil area of Kei Mouth, just 320 m from the ocean. The cottage was fully renovated in August 2015, with aluminum windows all round, security, extended outside relaxation area and a brand new double bed for those quiet nights listening to the waves in the distance.

The unit comprises of one bedroom fitted with a double bed, all linen and a bathroom with a shower (gas geyser).

Wildcoast Umngazana Cottage self catering

Only 90m from the beach. Rock, surf and estuary fishing is just a stones throw away. Bring your ski boat / Kayak, and you can go and catch your own big fish!!

Self Catering Accommodation in Hole in the Wall. Rates from R600/night.

Unique opportunity on the Transkei Wild Coast. 10Km from Coffee Bay.

This business, which is a fully going concern situated in a fenced 2000m2 property in Hole in the Wall, is  For Sale. 

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.

Ocean Valley View Sleeps 8 to 10 people.  The house is situated 200 m from the sea and 600 m from Morgan Bay's beach.

This modern architected 3 bedroom double story house has a spacious open plan setting downstairs leading to a large wooden deck terrace.

Haga Haga Self Catering and Conference Centre

Haga-Haga is a small quiet beach resort on the Wild Coast located just 60 km north of East London, Eastern Cape.

If the fragrance of wild flowers, bird watching, fishing, shell collecting, long beach walks and magnificent scenery is your idea of a quality holiday, then this is place for you. Personalised hospitality, excellent cuisine, congenial atmosphere and romantic evenings are the trademark of this renowned establishment.

Experience a 5 star Luxury Boutique Hotel and Spa on a 21km unspoilt stretch of beach.

Located on a 17 acre private beach estate within an  indigenous dune forest with direct beach access

7 luxury executive suites each with a private garden and plunge pool

Exclusive gourmet dining with world class wines

Authentic Thai Spa and Wellness Centre including treatments, Yoga and meditation

Central infinity pool and lounge/bar area

Nestled along South Africa’s breathtaking Wild Coast, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is one of its own class Big Five Private Game Reserves with an emphasis on luxury and thoughtful detail.

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is situated in a prime, malaria free zone in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The reserve offers many unique opportunities as it encompasses five different regional eco-systems (biomes) and a tidal estuary. Inkwenkwezi‘s rich diversity of landscapes offers you an unparallelled wildlife viewing experience.

Cozy self catering cottage with awesome view only a stones throw away from Long Beach.

A lovingly renovated, fully equipped 1 bedroom cottage

SUNRISE COTTAGE www.sunrisecottage.co.za Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Accommodation in Mazeppa Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The Sunrise Cottage sleeps six to eight people in 3 bedrooms, each with their own view of the sea. There is a magnificent deck with a 180 degree uninterrupted sea view, just 30 meters from the sea.

Benmore Lodge offers 2 bedrooms in each chalet. The main bedroom has a king size or 2 single beds, the second bedroom has two double bunks, each chalet sleeps up to six people. All duvets and linen are supplied. The bedrooms are large and airy with ceiling fans. The dressing table has plug points for hair dryers and cell phone chargers. The bedrooms have built in cupboards with hangers supplied. Feather pillows are available on request. The bathroom has both shower and bath.

Kob Inn is a family resort offering a perfect mixture of Wild Coast hospitality, adventure, relaxation and homely comfort. The setting is right on the seafront with the furthest accommodation a maximum distance of 100m from the sea.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable with either double or family sized layouts, each with en-suite bathroom. 

The hotel is surrounded by sheltered beaches and excellent rock, surf and river fishing, with boating, canoeing, hiking trails and mountain or quad biking.

This small personalized establishment is set in tranquil surroundings at the foot of Mount Sullivan, just outside of Port St Johns.

Enjoy life to the fullest at this luxurious accommodation set along the breathtaking Wild Coast. 3 fantastic meals, friendly staff, amazing views, lots of family fun activities and a spa are just a few of the things you can expect to enjoy during your stay at Crawfords Beach Lodge

High dunes, unspoilt beaches, all the advantages of the Wild Coast in an exclusive setting, only 40 km from East London Crawford’s Beach Lodge is set in the lush dune forests, on the beautiful Chintsa Bay Beach, Wild Coast.

There are two fully self contained cottages.
The first cottage has 2 bedrooms, both with a double bed and bunk beds.

Buccaneers has been described as being like a backpackers village because of the way it's spread out over the 8 hct of wild coastal forest right next to the stunning Chintsa beach. Buccs is a home away from home for people just like you - travellers from all over the world. A legend in it's own time.

Mazeppa Bay Beach House is located directly on the main beach at Mazeppa Bay on the unspoilt wild coast. Panoramic views of the Indian ocean from the wooden deck at the front of the house with private pathway through the wild palms onto the beach.

This grand beach house, built by settlers in 1900, has recently been refurbished & upgraded to meet your requirements & home from home comforts.

Raptors View Bush Lodge is nestled in the mountain 4km's from Coffee Bay off the "Hole in the Wall" road (mid-way between Coffee Bay and the Hole in the Wall).

Raptors offers clean and comfortable accommodation, in a very peaceful and truly African surrounding away from all the hustle and bustle. We have a fully licensed bar on premises, games room, pool table, panoramic sea views, and DSTV in the TV lounge so you don't miss that Big Game.

Each accommodation unit boasts stunning views of the rolling hills and coastline.

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.

Co-ordinates: 32°38'24.0"S, 28°25'36.7"E

Seagulls Hotel offers family holiday getaways, excellent venue facilities for weddings, conferences and other activities such as team building.

The Venue comfortably seats up to 80 people, which could be used for a conference or ideal for an intimate wedding setting. The hotel itself is a beautiful venue for a Beach Wedding.

Please, visit our website:Xanadu Home Page We are a small family-orientated time share resort of 18 duplex chalets in beautiful Chintsa East on the Eastern Cape Coast near East London. The natural beauty of our location means we emphasise outdoor living. Enjoy the view of the ocean and the lagoon from your deck or terrace, while your children explore nature or play in the recreation centre.

Sips Mbotyi Lodge is situated right on the beach at Mbotyi. It is 23km from Lusikisiki CBD (Sips B&B). It offers 5 modern self-catering units and a camp site.

High on a hill with awesome panoramic views of the sea, Ntafufu estuary and river valley. Surrounded by indigenous forest, you will find the Ntafufu Eco Lodge.

These two relatively small reserves, separated by the Mbashe River, are situated in the central Wild Coast.

Accommodation in Dwesa is provided in the form of self-catering chalets and a camp site. There are five 5-bed chalets and three 4-bed chalets. All of these chalets have gas refrigerators and stoves. The camp site has 20 stands and communal ablution facilities.

Accommodation in Cwebe is only available at the Haven Hotel.

Silaka Nature Reserve covers a total of 400ha, featuring grassland and magnificent indigenous coastal forests along a dramatic piece of coastline.

This beautiful coastal reserve lies in a forested valley south of Port St Johns

The Haven Hotel is a family and adventure destination located within the Dwesa / Cwebe Nature Reserves on the Wild Coast of South Africa.

Blessed with sea, sun and endless things to see and do, it offers a way of life that lets you forget the rest of the world and relax in the most secluded and unspoilt surroundings.

Established over 50 years ago, the Haven comprises of 38 spacious en-suite chalets scattered within a tranquil, garden-like environment.

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.