Get your fill of adrenaline chills along SA's thrilling Wild Coast

2018-10-03 20:00
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The wild coast trek.

There's plenty to do and see along SA's roaring Wild Coast and the experience is one for the memory books. Travel Blogger, JaredinCPT recently visited the this unique part of South Africa's coastline and was blown away...

“Just ease back slowly, you can do it,” Dirk assures me confidently. I follow his instructions, leaning back gently, and then let out a yell.

Turning my head I’m suddenly reminded that I’m edging off a 20m cliff, with the crashing waves below adding to the suspense.

Slowly acclimatizing, I calm myself down, and push past the anxiety to survey my surroundings – green rolling hills jutting out from the headlands and dropping into the ocean, and in my abseil gear, I was standing safely against one of these cliffs.  

My yell changed into a soft chortle, and lastly a loud guffaw as I took in the environment, and this was only day two of the Wild Coast…

The Wild Coast reaches from the southern tip of KwaZulu-Natal to East London further south. The beauty of this piece of land – and partly where it gets its name from – is the fact that for this stretch of land the national highway bypasses the coast, keeping further inland. This makes many of the Wild Coast spots less accessible, but the perfect juxtaposition of wildness and peace.

Abseiling is but of the many adventures seeping from the Wild Coast's mountains and shores. For instance, the Wild Coast Amble or Meander is a coastal walk between several of the hotels. You can choose the standard 5 day experience, or prolong it by adding in some extra rest days at the various hotels. Porters carry your gear which means all you need to do is enjoy the walk, and arrive at your next hotel for a shower, sun-downer with a view, and a three course meal. Read more about the full experience here.

WATCH: A Holidaymaker's Guide to SA's Wild Coast 

Key highlights you should plan for during your next Wild Coast adventure:

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 

LEGENDARY: The legend of Coffee Bay's Hole in the Wall seen from different angles 

THERE IS No time for tame: Your guide to the top attractions on the Wild Coast

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

WHY NOT: Coast along SA's roaring Wild Coast for your next road trip

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 

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

Beach Horse Rides

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

Get your full itinerary sorted for the Wild Coast here

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