Coast along SA's roaring Wild Coast for your next road trip

2018-10-01 06:30 - Saara Mowlana
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Plan your next road trip along SA's untamed coastline. (Photo: iStock)

What better way to kick off the warmer seasons than with a road trip along South Africa's untamed coastline? 

Brimming with activities, this coastal route is sure to tickle and wet the palate of any nature and adventure lover with itchy feet.

Plan your next splashy road trip with an itinerary suggestion for SA's 'bos' coast below:

THE 'BOS' WILD COAST

WHAT TO SEE

Explore some of the best sights nestled along the Wild Coast shores:
  • HOLE IN THE WALL - Visit this natural wonder and wash the ebb and flow of the waves crack into this rock formation with, well, a hole that cuts through its centre. When: Daylight hours | Where: Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay | Cost: Free
  • MORGAN BAY CLIFFS - Snap pics and make memories along this rocky edge which offers spectacular vistas from its vantage point over Morgan Bay. When: Daylight hours | Where: Beach Road, Morgans Bay | Cost: Free
  • MAGWA WATERFALLS - Do go chasing waterfalls along the Wild Coast as there are some real plummeting beauts nestled in the region. When: Daylight hours | Where: Situated nearby the town of Lusikisiki| Cost: Free

CHECK OUT: From Addo to the Wild Coast: SA’s top wildlife experiences to add to your Eastern Cape itinerary 

WHAT TO DO

Embrace the Wild side of life with these adventures:

  • BEACH HORSE RIDING - Take a leisurely horse ride along the supple shores of the Wild Coast. When: Mondays - Saturdays: 08:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00 and Sundays: 08:00 - 12:00 | Where: Kei Mouth, Eastern Cape | Cost: Package and trail costs vary - for more information click here
  • ZIP LINE - Unleash your Wild side and go bos at this 'amazingzing' swinging experience at Areena Riverside ResortWhere: East Coast Resorts Road, Kwelera, East London | Cost: R340 p/p (Minimum of six and maximum of 11 people in total allowed per booking)
  • 4X4 TOUR - Get rugged on the landscape around the Wild Coast area by booking an off-road tour with Wild Coast AdventuresCost: Tour packages and prices vary, visit their site for more information.

WHAT TO TASTE

Quell the hanger over at these Wild Coast foodie hot spots:

  • DELICIOUS MONSTER RESTAURANT - Get monstrous over some tasty meals at this Wild spot. Where: Port St Johns
  • HOLE IN THE WALL RESTAURANT - Fill the hole in your appetite after a day of exploring the popular Hole in the Wall. Where: Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay
  • THE DRIFTWOOD TERRACE - Enjoy light lunches, alfresco on the terrace looking out onto the pool deck at Driftwood Terrace. Where: Bizana, Eastern Cape 
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WHERE TO SLEEP

Unwind and relax at one of these Wild Coast accommodations:

  • THE MITFORD HOTEL - Calling all weary souls, get snug at this gem that's tucked away in its own little corner of paradise and sandwiched between a majestic cliff and panoramic seaviews.  Where: Morgan Bay | Cost: From R995 per night
  • KOB INN - Hook yourself in at this lovely venue for a truly rustic coastal experience.  Where: Willowvale, Eastern Cape | Cost: From about R1 000 p/p per night
  • HOLE IN THE WALL - If you're looking to be closer to the stunning sight of the Hole in the Wall - why not settle in at this little nook nearby. Where: Coffee Bay | Cost: From R500 per night

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