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Explore the Wild Coast of South Africa: activities


Words: Superserp | Photo: © Mark Turner

If you are planning to visit the Wild Coast of South Africa’s Eastern Cape, prepare to be amazed by the unspoiled wilderness of this place.

Explore the Wild Coast of South Africa: activities

The Wild Coast is one of the most beautiful strips of coastline in South Africa, stretched from the Mtamvuna River in the north to the Great Kei River in the south, a gorgeous natural environment which offers the sight of large wild beaches, secluded bays and pristine forests filled with cycads and yellowwood trees abound with bird and animal life.

The heartland of the Xhosa people is renowned for being one of the most beautiful spaces in the world and it sure is the perfect destination if you are looking for an exciting holiday surrounded by nature, choosing from a wide array of fun activities.

Visitors can enjoy water activities like snorkeling and diving, spotting lost treasure and other relics from shipwrecks beneath the waves.

The Wild Coast is also a hikers’ paradise due to its spectacular beauties; you can explore it on foot but also in the comfort of a 4x4 or horseback.

Its ancient forests make the Wild Coast a perfect spot for bird watching too; bird watchers can look for the more than three hundreds species that make this area their home.

Set just off the Wild Coast, south of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape, the Hole in the Wall is a small town worth a visit while you are in South Africa. This tiny holiday village took its name after a rocky formation created through the restless action of waves against Ecca shale and sandstone.

Hole in the Wall is one of the landmarks of the Wild Coast and it’s the source of many Xhosa legends, and locals also believe this is a gateway to the world of their ancestors.

Holidays in the Wild Coast: accommodations and entertaining facilities

There are plenty of accommodations to suit all budgets in the Wild Coast, from backpackers to luxury lodges.

If you’re an adventure-seeker globetrotter, you might check the Bulungula Lodge, an eco-friendly backpackers lodge in partnership with a vibrant, traditional community.

If you are travelling with your family or you are on a romantic trip and looking for a tranquil yet slightly more modern accommodation, the Wild Coast offers everything you need.

If you are looking for a place to stay while enjoying the excitement of gambling in the luxury of a wonderful resort, for example, the Wild Coast Sun Resort and Casino is the right destination. Located on the beautiful beaches of the South Coast in the Eastern Cape, the Sun Resort offers amazing facilities, like the entertaining gaming facility with tables and slots, set in a beautiful natural environment.

The Wild Coast Sun Casino offers the perfect luxury break with the Plantation Room, the smoking tables area complete with its own bar and lounge. Players can play Blackjack or Roulette while enjoying a view of the Indian Ocean in this opulent space. Before hitting the green table you might want to practice first. Bet in an online casino, playing classic poker games and slots, and take advantage of the wide array of bonuses it offers in order not to lose your money when you head to a land-based casino.

Explore one of South Africa's most spectacular regions and enjoy the natural beauties, the rocky coastline, indigenous forests and many river mouths of the Wild Coast.