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A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa
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A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa

A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa ~ South Africa’s most famous landmarks are as many and as varied as the country’s landscapes, people and culture. Landmark - an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognised fro...
10 Dropdead Gorgeous Places to Visit on the East Coast of South Africa
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10 Dropdead Gorgeous Places to Visit on the East Coast of South Africa

The East Coast of South Africa is vast. So vast that it’s not known as the ‘East Coast’, the way the West Coast is known as the ‘West Coast’ - probably because the Eastern Cape makes up such a large portion of it, leading to confusion. But also because t...
The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa
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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa

It’s not difficult to get swept up by the wildness of Kruger, the elegance of the Winelands, or the sophistication of Cape Town. But it is the small beach towns in South Africa that get to the heart of what it is to experience the country’s diversity - its ...
7 Places in South Africa to Visit, Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
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7 Places in South Africa to Visit, Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

One doesn’t usually associate the raw and hugely varied natural beauty of South Africa with a fairy tale. That’s left to Europe to provide. But places in South Africa to visit, reminiscent of all things fairy, is not as ‘out there’ as you might think. H...
6 Things To Do On The Wild Coast (That You Don’t Know About)
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6 Things To Do On The Wild Coast (That You Don’t Know About)

The Wild Coast covers 350 km of Indian Ocean shoreline in the Eastern Cape. It's synonymous with remote beaches, gob-stopping scenery, and the Xhosa people. It's somewhere every South African has to travel, at least once. It's also the homeland of Nelson...
20 most beautiful natural places in South Africa
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20 most beautiful natural places in South Africa

South Africa: a world in one country. 20 most beautiful natural places in South Africa ... 1. The wildness of Coffee Bay The effortless sandy coves, steep green hillsides, cliffs, wild aloes, thatch-roofed mud huts and the notable hole-in-the-wall are an un...
Discovering Coffee Bay
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Discovering Coffee Bay

Tucked away along South Africa’s Wild Coast is the little area of Coffee Bay.  I’m not sure if it was the name or what my imagination conjured up, but for the longest time it has been a mystical place for me.  Somewhere far from Cape Town in a rural place alon...
Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay
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Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay

With the wind at full force and the rain relentless, the roads that lead to the start of the Hole in the Wall hiking trail in Coffee Bay were in too poor condition for the Coffee Shack tour vehicles to navigate. Slightly dejected at not getting the opportunity...
10 reasons to head to South Africa’s Wild Coast
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10 reasons to head to South Africa’s Wild Coast

The Eastern Cape's Wild Coast, as its name suggests, is one of South Africa's least spoilt areas stretching from just beyond East London to Port Edward. In between are a series of remote, wild, ragged cliff-lined beaches (the real thing), valleys, coastal f...
Exploring South Africa’s Wild Coast
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Exploring South Africa’s Wild Coast

Exploring South Africa’s Wild Coast: In an area first settled in by the Bushmen (San) and Hottentots, the Wild Coast presents a rural, unspoilt part of South Africa that is hard to find elsewhere. The best way to explore the coastline is by road tripping. So b...
Falling in Love in (with) Coffee Bay
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Falling in Love in (with) Coffee Bay

Often, the thing that makes a destination so very special for us is the memories that it invokes; the special meaning it has to us personally. Coffee Bay, on the Transkei coastline, is one of those places. In fact, it is where I fell in love with the man I’ve ...
Wild Coast Sunset Photograph
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Wild Coast Sunset Photograph

This fabulous photograph of  a Wild Coast Sunset taken last night in Coffee Bay was sent to us by a friend who is currently on a short break, "surfing the wild coast". The village of Coffee Bay, just 8 km down the road from the Hole-in-the-wall, is real bea...