The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast offers a striking remote coastline. Families & walkers particularly enjoy this area with family-friendly coastal resorts on offer.


The Wild Coast lies to the east of the game reserves. It's a beautiful and remote area of Xhosa villages, striking coastline and glorious sandy beaches. More adventurous travellers wishing to relax for a few days in tranquiity will utterly enjoy it, as there are a number of family-friendly Wild Coast hotels offering a traditional beach holiday.

Closest to the game lodges is the Ciskei coast. This is less dramatic than the Transkei part of the Wild Coast. But it still offers supreme stretches of sandy beach. These are less than an hour from East London and less than 3 hours from most game lodges. Perfect if you only have 2-3 nights.

Wild Coast South Africa

Important Note: Most of the coastal hotels in Transkei area are very remote being well off the main highway (2+ hours in some cases). Consequently we only recommend staying there if you have 3-4 nights minimum to spend en route between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal.


Why you may love it

  • Family friendly coastal resorts.
  • Wild Coast Meander Walking Trail.
  • Striking coastline and sandy beaches.

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Did you know
  • HistoryPreviously called Transkei - Over the Kei River
  • ShipwrecksKnown as SA's Bermuda Triangle

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