To begin your hiking adventure holiday, self drive to Mazeppa Bay hotel or fly in to East London and catch the shuttle bus up to Mazeppa for your first night. If you have time in the afternoon, take a walk along the beach to Kob Inn, otherwise just relax and prepare for your first day’s long walk tomorrow.
Today there is a long beach walk of 21km to Wavecrest hotel. Catch the morning tide for easy walking along hard sand and you will be there soon after a packed lunch, which you will enjoy along the way. Cross the Nxaxo River by ferry and book into the hotel chalets for the night. Maybe arrange for a river cruise to spot the evening fly-in of cranes, which roost on an island in the river.
Check the tide table, for today’s hiking trail is 14km down to Trennerys or Seagulls hotel. You will switch guides and porters halfway at the Kobanqaba River, which you should try and time for low tide to make wading across easier. Soon thereafter, you will pass the wreck of the Jacaranda which makes for an interesting lunch stop, and from here it is an easy walk to the hotel.
Having crossed over into the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast, the scenery changes from long sandy beaches to a more rugged coastline with the Morgan bay cliffs. These you will traverse on your way down to the picturesque village of Haga Haga. You will pass hidden coves sprinkled with shells and walk over grassy dunes on the very long, but very rewarding 16km hiking trip.
After a pleasant evening and night at the Haga Haga resort go for a last walk up the bluff to spot a pod of dolphins or whales. Then you will be picked up for your return shuttle back to Mazeppa Bay for those who drove in, or to East London’s airport for fly-in travellers. Reflect on the amazing experiences of your hiking holiday of the past few days, spent in pristine beauty and the company of your fellow walkers.
Max: 6 - 12 Hikers
The price INCLUDES the following:
5 nights hotel accommodation / 4 days hiking (with local guide in Transkei section i.e.
up to Morgans Bay)
All meals: 5 dinners, 5 breakfasts & 4 trail lunches
One shuttle / transfer (self-drive: leave vehicles at end-point and be shuttled to start
of hike or vice-versa; fly-in (East London): one shuttle from the airport, but the group needs to pay for the return shuttle (approximately R100-R150pp/ one-way)
This price EXLUDES:
Personal beverages (soft & alcoholic)
Hotel Lunches if group decides to have a rest-day at any one of the hotels (only trail
lunches are included)
Porter service (there is an option to have your luggage ‘portered’ by local women. This
service costs R80/pp/per day – paid directly to the porters. In the Morgans Bay – Haga
Haga & Haga Haga – Cintsa sections, a vehicle luggage transfer is available – R350/
vehicle transfer, divided by the group)
Optional Extras: such as Trevors Trail (well advised) – a 3hr guided nature & culture
hiking trail from Trennerys hotel (R50/pp)
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