Chintsa is supposedly named after the "crumbling" banks of its river during floods, the small town of Cintsa is split into two by the river and as it's one of the last towns before the Wild Coast starts, it already has some of the Wild Coast feel and beaches that run for miles and miles. We think that it's a lovely stop.
- Morgan's Bay
Morgan's Bay has some of the most dramatic high cliff scenery anywhere south of the Transkei Wild Coast.
- Hole in the Wall
The Hole in the Wall has formed through millennia of crashing waves and constant erosion.
- Coffee Bay
Unspoilt and undeveloped, Coffee Bay is a backpackers paradise with most people stopping off here on their trip up the coast. All you need is time…
- Mpande EC
Mpande is surrounded by exquisite scenery, wild walks and a warm little rural village.
- Mthatha Eastern Cape
Mthatha had a former name of Umtata, Mthatha is the Wild Coast's biggest city.Mthatha is a great place to get your shopping and banking needs if you are going to spend a bit of time on the Wild Coast.
- Port St Johns
Once a busy trading port, Port St Johns nestles on the banks of the Umzimvubu River. Many people arrive planning on spending just a few days, and end up leaving months later. It's called Pondo Fever and it's a pleasure.
A large area villages along the Transkei coast with breathtaking views
Bulngula is situated south of Coffee Bay and is the Wild Coast at its best. If you are offer the perfect holiday destination, you can't get much better than this.
This small coastal settlement boasts great surf and fishing
Lying in the Mdumbi River Valley in the heart of rural Transkei, this small coastal settlement boasts brilliant surf and great fishing. As there’s only one small shop, we suggest that self-caterers stock up before arriving.
Places to Stay
- WildRooster Backpackers
This Backpackers is perched on a hill where hutted green hills roll down to the river mouth and to the sea - an oasis of tranquillity
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A Johannesburg backpackers which is where it’s rumoured that Ghandi stayed here 100 years ago.
The Southernmost Backpackers in Africa....
(Cape Agulhas,Overberg )
This Coffee Bay backpackers is perfectly set for any mood!
(Coffee Bay,Wild Coast)
This owner run hostel has all the essentials for play mode - on the spot or out in the bush.
(Victoria Falls,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
Chill on the West Coast.
(Eland's Bay,West Coast)
A Backpackers that puts the "Hip" back into "Hippy" - a Bohemian wonderland
(Grahamstown,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)
One of the original backpackers in Livingstone.
(Livingstone,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
Shonalanga lodge in St Lucia is in the centre of town and more of a lodge than a backpackers.
They offer easy access to the tourist attractions of George and the Garden Route.
Lungile backpackers in PE is perched on top of a hill in an attractive house overlooking the city and the ocean, Lungile is just three minutes walk from Port Elizabeth's main beach.
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)