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.
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 at extra cost, Fishing, Cray-fishing, Traditional dance with locals, Cooking traditional food, Xhosa lessons, Surf lessons in Coffee bay at Coffee shack backpackers 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.
The local homestays provide 2 main meals: Dinner - Served between 7h00pm and 7h30pm.
(uMngqusho/Samp & beans, Mealie pap, Green pap, Yellow pap, Rice and each dish is served with veggetables, chicken or fresh seafood (in season).
Breakfast - served between 7h00am & 7h30am.
Xhosa bread, Mealie porridge, Milk, Tea & Coffee, fried eggs, sliced tomatoes. Extra bread can also be provided for those that wish to make own lunch packs (xhosa bread, fried eggs,sliced tomatoes & fried onions.
Welcoming Tea/Coffee - served on arrival.
Xhosa bread, butter, Jam or Peanut butter served on arrival
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