Made up of a collection of more than 50 tourism attractions, The Wild Coast is a fast growing popular scenic coastal tourism route that offers over 28 exclusive accommodation establishments ranging from five star luxury boutique hotels to South Africa’s best rated backpackers. This mild-to-wild bush-to-beach route is ideal for those adrenaline junkies out there or for those wanting to just escape!
It is also the traditional home of the Xhosa people, and the birthplace of many prominent South African leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
The scenic beauty of the Wild Coast with its combinition of fauna, flora and the ocean, paired with its rich cultural heritage, make the region an ideal holiday destination for tourists. The Wild Coasts forested areas include a vast number of stunning flora such as prehistoric cycads, sneezewood and yellowwood trees, and the inland areas are thick with vegetation. When travelling along the former Transkei Region, you’ll find that this route offers various hiking, camping and aquatic experiences that await you, while the local crafts markets make for immaculate souvenirs.
Along the coastal route of the Wild Coast, during the annual Sardine Run, brilliant views of wild activity in the ocean, present itself to the public. Sharks, whales, dolphin, game fish and thousands of Cape Gannet scramble to feast on the sardines. This can be described as the greatest migration on earth that you could have the luxury of witnessing! Scattered along the coastal route, are also The delightful villages of Coffee Bay and Hole-In-The-Wall, a renowned tourist attraction. The Hole-In-The-Wall is a unique structure, a huge detached cliff that has a huge opening carved through its centre due to waves, it easily accessible with an adventurous climb to this iconic sight.
The Wild Coast Sun & Casino near Port Edward, provides a fun, family focused, home-away-from-home gaming holiday. The Wild Coast has emerged as one of the favored golfing destinations of South Africa. Aside from golf, the area also has two nature reserves, Hluleka and Mkhambati which welcomes guests with affordable accommodation, game viewing, bird watching, whale viewing and fishing activities. You could even view this beautiful region by helicopter or canoe or take a boat trip to view the whales or watch the dolphins in the surf while you fish. So many ways to have your breath taken away!.