Port St Johns - Coffee Bay Hikes
Explore the beautiful Wild Coast with us!
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The Wild Coast is rich in history, a former Transkei Homeland. The area offers beautiful hiking landscape, untouched and clean beaches, rolling grassy hills dotted with colourful huts,Cattles roaming around, thick and tropical rain-forests, the diversity of different clans within the Xhosa culture and stunning sea views from hill-tops.
The 61km Wild coast hike starts in Port St. Johns and finish in Coffee Bay or vice versa with overnight stops in rural villages. There is the option to continue for another day or 2 to Wild Lubanzi Backpackers via Hole in the Wall and further to Bulungula backpackers lodge.
Our guided hiking tours are all led by locally trained guides and Porters, Xhosa speaking, good English speakers, born and raised in many surrounding villages of the Wild coast. The friendly and welcoming homesteads provide a cooked Xhosa lunch (uMngqusho, Pap or Rice with home grown veggies on arrival, dinner, breakfast, lunch packs as their inclusive rate, vegetarians and Vegas are also catered for.
This 5 day hike has a total of 4 overnight stops in rural villages. It is also possible to hike the Port St John's to Coffee Bay distance in 4 days, skipping one stopover and hike day one in 23kms, only for those who don't have the whole 5 days. During the PSJ to Coffee bay hike, we offer a number of activities included on the Wild coast hiking package, Fishing, Cray-fishing, Sangoma /Herbalist visit, Traditional dance with locals, Cooking traditional food, Xhosa lessons, Surfing etc. When booking the hike please let us know which activity you wish to undertake so that we can properly organise in advance. Your experienced Wild coast hiking guide will give more insight into the daily life of the local communities, rituals and customs. There is a total of about six rivers that we have to cross mostly by raw-boat / Motor boat at high tides and easily walk across at low tides.
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For affordable accommodation in Port St Johns with safe parking we recommend.
For affordable accommodation in Coffee Bay with safe parking we recommend.