The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast offers a striking remote coastline. Families & walkers particularly enjoy this area with family-friendly coastal resorts on offer.




The Wild Coast of South Africa lies to the east of the Eastern Cape game reserves. It's a beautiful and remote area of Xhosa villages, striking coastline and glorious sandy beaches. More adventurous travellers wishing to relax for a few days in tranquiity will utterly enjoy it, as there are a number of family-friendly Wild Coast hotels offering a traditional beach holiday.

Closest to the game lodges is the Ciskei coast. This is less dramatic than the Transkei part of the Wild Coast. But it still offers supreme stretches of sandy beach. And these are less than an hour from East London and less than 3 hours from most game lodges. So these options are the bette choice if you only have 2-3 nights.

Important Note: Most of the coastal hotels in Transkei area of the Wild Coast are very remote being well off the main highway (2+ hours in some cases). Consequently we only recommend staying there if you have at least 4 nights to spend en route between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal.

Wild Coast South Africa


Why you may love it

  • Family friendly coastal resorts.
  • Wild Coast Meander Walking Trail.
  • Striking coastline and sandy beaches.

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Did you know
  • HistoryPreviously called Transkei - Over the Kei River
  • ShipwrecksKnown as SA's Bermuda Triangle

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