This is a hotel, hiking trail covering 56 km of the southern region of the Wild Coast of Southern Africa. The terrain is moderate and magnificent in its isolation and natural splendour.
Accommodation is provided nightly in one of the famous old coastal resorts, known for unique settings and warm hospitality. Guides from local Xhosa communities accompany hikers every day, sharing their local knowledge, customs and culture with you.
For guests arriving the night before can search for suitable accommodation.
Road transfer from East London, departs at 08:30 am for a 4 hour, very scenic, journey to Kob Inn, the hotel on the rocks, including a stop for lunch at a historical rural hotel in the Transkei. After registration the group can enjoy a boat cruise (tide permitting) up the Qora River (optional extra), with good birding opportunities. Enjoy a fun evening in the pub just a couple of meters from the ocean.
Day 2 6km
After breakfast hikers can enjoy a forest trail alongside the river or north of the resort. Groups can either enjoy lunch at the hotel or walk to Mazeppa Bay with a packed lunch to enjoy en route, depart for a 6 km walk to Mazeppa Bay Hotel. Relax in the tropical surrounds or visit the island via a suspension bridge. Dinner, social and overnight.
Day 3 22km
Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for Wavecrest. The route takes you along grassy banks next to the coast with natural springs and long sandy beaches fringed with dune forest. Arrive at your next stop in the afternoon, those with enough energy left can enjoy a canoe trip up the Nxaxo river, renowned for magnificent bird life and the southern most natural Mangrove swamps. Social, dinner and overnight.
This day takes hikers across the Qobonqaba River (either wade, or be ferried by canoe, one by one.) Enjoy your picnic lunch at the shipwreck of the Jacaranda whose wrecking is shrouded in controversy. Overnight at Trennerys Hotel. Social and dinner. This is a great birding destination.
After breakfast one can participate in either a visit to a Xhosa village or Trevors Trail, a three hour adventure (optional extra). Thereafter depart on the trail which includes crossing the Kei River on a pontoon, walking past the village of Kei Mouth, and a climb to the light house before returning to the beach to the last destination Morgan Bay Hotel. Enjoy a last night at this well known family hotel, with superb cuisine.
Transfer back to East London after breakfast.
***This package is not available during Easter & December/January holidays.
- Transfers by road from East London to Kob Inn and back to East London from Morgan Bay.
- Accommodation and all meals. From lunch on day one to breakfast on day six.
- Local community guides for the four days of hiking.
- Bed levies and vat.
Suggestions: If you have time available, turn this into a holiday trail by spending more than one night at some or all of the hotels. Many hikers have expressed their regret at not spending more time on this magnificent coast, enabling them to partake in more of the activities on offer at each resort.
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