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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...
Canoeing down the Xhora
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Canoeing down the Xhora

We set out to face the hills with paddles in hand and the sun beating down upon our sun-screened shoulders as the clock turned over to ten. The Xhora is one of many rivers that gracefully wind their way down to the Wild Coast, through the hill and past the ...
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...
Kei Fever – The Wild Coast Experience
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Kei Fever – The Wild Coast Experience

The anticipation of a new destination punctuated the air with laughter. None of us had been to the Wild Coast before and our minds conjured images stolen from budget travel guides and well-thumbed backpacker manuals. Still in Hogsback, in the midst of a bit...
So much to do in Mbotyi on the Wild Coast
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So much to do in Mbotyi on the Wild Coast

Whether you’re looking for an adventurous holiday or just a peaceful break from everyday life, Mbotyi River Lodge can do both. In the Eastern Cape on the Wild Coast, the lodge is 26 km from Lusikisiki, on the Mbotyi river mouth. Snuggled between the undulating...
Wash day in the Transkei (photographs)
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Wash day in the Transkei (photographs)

In the lush hills of the Transkei, these women sway to an African rhythm in a burst of colour as they return from a day at the stream where they share stories and song making the chore of laundry more pleasurable as well as pleasing to the eye of the onlooker....
Mbotyi, Wild Coast – photographs one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape
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Mbotyi, Wild Coast – photographs one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape

If you're after desolate beaches, rolling hills, the odd appearance of oxen pulling carts, and not much else, then Mbotyi is possibly one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape's Pondoland. The coast south of Port Edward is wild, and life here has not ...
The Transkei
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The Transkei

When driving towards the Transkei, particularly between East London and the Kei River crossing, it almost seems as if you are entering another country. This, you can tell, is wild, untamed country. Whereas en route to Transkei you will travel through towns and...