WATCH | You don't need a bakkie to get to these Wild Coast spots

2019-09-13 16:00 - Gabi Zietsman
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Many people think that the Wild Coast can be a difficult destination to access, requiring a 4x4, but there are parts of the pristine coastline that even a Chevie Spark can access.

READ: Chintsa: The Wild Coast’s Secret Coastal Town

From Chintsa to Morgans Bay to Kei Mouth, these coastal destinations have easy road access, and you can even explore the beaches via horse! The Wild Coast is honestly one of the most beautiful places in our country, and its ruggedness is all part of the charm.

And to those who think the Wild Coast isn't safe enough to visit, it's safer than any city.

For the adventurous, Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventures offers a variety of options for those who want to see the wildness bobbing along on a four-legged friend, depending on your experience levels.

Even if you get thrown off (no matter how experienced a horse they still can get a fright), you just have to dust yourself off and get right back on!

SEE: Wild Coast: A guided trip into SA's last unspoilt wonderland

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Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventure. (Photo: Gabi Zietsman)

But if you lean more towards the luxurious side of travel, Morgan Bay Hotel is the way to go if you want to watch the days coast by from the comfort of a veranda. Even in winter, you'll still be guaranteed sunny days and golden relaxation.

the lounge at morgan bay hotel

Lounge at Morgan Bay Hotel. (Photo: Gabi Zietsman)

Moving inland, the rondavel villages remind you of the cultural landscape of the Wild Coast, the blood of the isiXhosa flowing strong through the earth.

In the Ngxingxolo Cultural Village, started by the late matriarch Mama Tofu to preserve Xhosa traditions, an authentic experience awaits.

WATCH: Add the bumpy roads of the Wild Coast to your SA must-go list

a xhosa woman from ngxingxolo cultural village

(Photo: Gabi Zietsman)

An important slice of South African heritage, the earth beats with the thumping of young girls' feet, teaching visitors what life is like in this rural heartland. 

With these easily accessible spots, you now have no more reason not to visit this last Eden of Mzansi.

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

sunset over seaside cliffs in morgan's bay

Sunset over Morgans Bay cliffs. (Photo: Gabi Zietsman)

*Disclaimer: Gabi Zietsman from Traveller24 was hosted by the Eastern Cape Province Tourism Authority.

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