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Posted on: Monday, 11 February 2013

Things to do in Morgans Bay

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Stunning Morgan's Bay

Stunning Morgan’s Bay

Morgan’s Bay is a coastal getaway on the Wild Coast, making it one of South Africa’s most beautiful destinations. With its stunning beaches, Morgan’s Bay is an obvious summer holiday choice. However, it also offers plenty to do and see out of the peak tourist season. It is abundant in fascinating faunal and floral species, making it ideal for nature-lovers.

If you manage to tear yourself away from simply lazing on the sandy stretches and frolicking in the gloriously warm Indian Ocean waters, here are some more things to see and do in and around Morgan’s Bay …

  • Water sports – whether you want to swim, surf, sail, canoe, windsurf, kite-surf, SCUBA or snorkel, Morgan’s Bay is the perfect destination. The water is warm, and the waves offer great opportunities for those wanting a challenge. Even winter time is not too cold or unpleasant to spend on the beach and in the water for water sport enthusiasts.
Fishing for all ages

Fishing for all ages

  • Beach sports – jogging, walking dogs, horse riding, kiting and sandboarding are all on offer on the Morgan’s Bay beaches. There are impressive dunes on which to exercise, walk or just have a whole lot of fun. Collecting shells never gets old, and these little beauties will be great keepsakes from your time here.
  • Fishing – with such an abundance in marine life, fishermen and anglers are spoilt for choice. Deep sea-, rock-, river- and surf-fishing opportunities are all available along this stretch of the Wild Coast shoreline. Please note that, between the Kei River mouth and the Nyara River mouth (and three kilometres out to sea from the high water mark) is a marine protected area in which water-ski boats, fishing and other activities are forbidden.
  • Golfing – avid golfers will enjoy a day spent at the Kei Mouth Country Golf Course, which is a nine-hole links course with separate tee-boxes that make it into an 18-hole round. There are squash courts and bar facilities at this club.
Horse Ride on the beach

Horse Ride on the beach

  • Horse riding – experience the freedom of a gallop along the beach front with an experienced, professional guide. Some places, like Mkulu Kei Horse Trails and Wild Coast Horseback Adventures, offer trails along the cliff tops as well as those that last several days and take visitors through some of the most impressive Wild Coast terrain imaginable.
  • The Strandloper Trail – this is a famous trail that starts within the Cape Morgan Nature Reserve, through Morgan’s Bay, Haga Haga and the villages of the Jikeleza Route and finishes at Gonubie.  The 60 kilometres of this trail take about four days to complete and the weather is, generally, suitable for the hike all year round.
  • Bird watching – witness some of the area’s most gorgeous bird species as they explore their natural habitat. Popular, oft-spotted species include sunbirds, hornbills, weavers, crowned cranes, fish eagles, jackal buzzards, long crested and crowned eagles, goliath herons, kingfishers, darters, black headed orioles, and oystercatchers.

Book your Morgan’s Bay Hotel for your stay or if you’re looking for a self catering option check out these Morgan’s Bay Holiday Cottages.

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Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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