Wild Coast Adventures

Discover South Africa’s Wild Coast!

Whether you are dreaming of horseback riding on a secluded beach, tackling a mountain bike single track or a week long hiking trail, the Wild Coast delivers.

The Wild Coast is a region in South Africa’s second largest province, the Eastern Cape. Stretching from East London in the south to Port Edward at the southern border of Kwa Zulu Natal, this scenic rural area is the traditional home of the Xhosa people. It is a land of rolling green…

Read moreless
Adventures in Wild Coast

Discover South Africa’s Wild Coast!

Whether you are dreaming of horseback riding on a secluded beach, tackling a mountain bike single track or a week long hiking trail, the Wild Coast delivers.

The Wild Coast is a region in South Africa’s second largest province, the Eastern Cape. Stretching from East London in the south to Port Edward at the southern border of Kwa Zulu Natal, this scenic rural area is the traditional home of the Xhosa people. It is a land of rolling green hills, traditional Xhosa rondavels, farmlands where pigs still roam free, windswept cliffs and deserted white sand beaches. It is also the birthplace of South African legends such as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo.

Many Hiking and Slackpacking routes start in Chintsa in the south or Kob Inn in the north. Hike along deserted beaches along this unspoilt coastline and spend the nights in friends family run hotels.

The seaside paradise of Chintsa, only 45 kilometres from East London, offers adventures set against a tranquil lagoon. Adventurous souls come here to for the horseback riding, canoeing or just to relax and enjoy the many perfect beaches.

The rugged roads along beautiful traditional homesteads are great for cycling. Navigate cattle and goats as you go mountain biking around the remote seaside villages of Kei Mouth, Morgan Bay and Haga Haga.

Happy hippies, surfers and Xhosa farmers live side by side in Port St John, a popular seaside destination set against the Umzimvubu River and surrounded by cliffs and subtropical rainforest. Hiking, birding, surfing and quad biking are just some of the options in this friendly place that is still somewhat lost in time.

An excellent way to enjoy the amazing unspoilt beauty of this region is on a scenic flight. Climb aboard a helicopter and swoop low over the iconic Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay and scan the sea for whales and dolphins. The adventurous will also enjoy this scenery on a microlight flight.

Take a boat trip or go jet skiing on the Mtamvuna River near the northern most part of the Wild Coast or try wakeboarding or waterskiing.

Whether you are here for a day or a week, the Wild Coast will leave an impression!

Wild Coast Adventures

Beach Horse Rides

Escape on horse back to the rolling hills and secluded beaches of the Wild Coast and feel the wind in your hair as you explore this unpoiled rural wilderness.  Our operators offer guided outrides for all levels of ability so whether you are an avid equestrian or a first timer, there is a Beach...

Boat Trips

In the very northern part of the Wild Coast, the Mtamvuna River beckons you on a Boat Trip. Mtamvuna means ‘the reaper of mouthfuls’ because of the damage the river does to crops during floods, but the only damage that you will incur on a Boat Trip will be to your liver as this leisurely cruise...

Canoeing

The Wild Coast stretches from the Great Kei River in the south to the Mtamvuna River in the north. In between many other impressive rivers like the Mthatha, Mbashe and Mzimvuba rivers empty into the Indian Ocean. Just south of the Great Kei, the Kwelera River is also a great option for Canoeing. In...

Hiking

Hiking on the stretch of Eastern Cape coastline, characterized by lush grasslands on rolling hills, punctuated by steep gorges and intermittent forest, affectionately known as the Wild Coast, is pure bliss – manna for the soul. Hiking here can be a simple stroll along a deserted white sand beach or...

Horse Riding

On a Horse Riding adventure in the Wild Coast you can spend your day in the saddle exploring secluded beaches and riding through rolling hills. Much of this 200 kilometre coastline is virtually inaccessible to all but those who are prepared to hike or explore on horseback. This means that on a busy...

Microlight Flying

Take in the scenic beauty of the rugged Wild Coast on a Microlight Flight. A microlight is an amazing craft. Weighing less than 175 kilograms these tiny but mightly small fixed-wing aircraft will take you into the skies where you will begin a life long love affair with aviation. What better place to...

Power Boating

Go on a Power Boating Adventure on the Mtamvuna River in the Wild Coast. This wide river empties into the Indian Ocean at Port Edwards. The Wild Coast is nature at its best so remember to enjoy the view as you speed along the water with the wind in your hair.

Quad Biking

Some visitors choose to navigate the dirt roads of the Wild Coast carefully picking their way amongst goats and cattle. Others want to add a bit of fun to the adventure and go Quad Biking. The scenery and ruggedness of the Wild Coast lends itself perfectly to a trip on one of these tough four wheelers....

Slackpacking

The Wild Coast stretches from East London in the south to the border of KwaZulu-Natal in the north. As the name suggests, this is untamed wilderness and the ideal location for a Slackpacking adventure. Explore this amazing region by foot and walk along deserted beaches, climb hills with grazing cows...

Wakeboarding

The Wild Coast is characterised by rolling hills, sandy bays and long stretches of open beach near the mouth of large rivers. Why not make the most of all that water on a Wakeboarding Adventure? On the Mtamvuna River near Port Edward, wakeboarders strap into their boots, clench the rope handle and as...

Waterskiing

The Wild Coast is blessed with rivers just waiting for you to enjoy on a Water Skiing Adventure. Water Skiing is perfect for water lovers and relatively easy to learn and when you have mastered the basic water start and race by waving to your adoring fans you can always push the limits and try trick...

Zip Line

Juxtaposed against the tranquil rolling hills of the Wild Coast with old men walking alongside their beasts and grannies enjoying the sun outside traditional rondavels, you have the adrenaline packed action activity of Zip Lining!