Those that are interested in this walk email me so I know the numbers…I want to keep it to between 6 and 8 people max.Should have the rates for 2019 some time in April 2018
E mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wild Coast is the name of the coastline for a large part of the Eastern Cape,the area that Nelson Mandela,and Steve Biko came from.
Its rich in culture and tradition,has beautiful scenery ie rolling hills with villages,stretches of white sanded beaches,and the warmer water’s of the Indian ocean.
I am aware that there may be some couples and or families where only one spouse will do this walk ….I will assist the other spouse etc with ideas and logistics to meet up again.
While this walk is easy ie no carrying of backpacks as the luggage will be shuttled,the walk itself is up and down rolling hills with stretches of flat deserted beaches,I will only take kids over 12 yrs of age who are used to walking.
All our lodging will be backpackers immersed into the village area…these are clean,quaint some bigger, some smaller,with our last nite in a place where I take groups for village/cultural immersion experiences.
Example of part of the trail
Its a 3N trip…it could be longer however given the time people have to be travel in the country this will work.
We will walk after the Cape Town portion is over as that first week of April is usually school holidays in Cape Town.
We will reach our lodging on each day for enough of the afternoon to be free to explore the village,hang by the beach,visit the community shabeen ie community pub.
Getting to Cofee Bay will take some time, no walking to day just travel logistics of a flights and a transfer of about 4 hours heading deeper into the rural village areas.
If we have the interest,before we head to Coffee bay,I will show you a beach that has been voted twice the best beach in Southern Africa, has a nice surf break if anyone wants to surf,and has a quaint backpackers immersed into the village area for lodging.
Coffee Bay is a small beach area with a few hotel and backpackers..
Coffee Bay in the background.
Day 2. Roughly a 14 km’s, about 5 to 6 miles..1 river crossing..if we hit the crossing at low tide, its a ankle deep walk across, if at full tide,waist or a bit more deep.
We will have a guide this day.
This is the river crossing
We will pass the well known hole in the wall where we cross, and walk down to a smaller village immersed backpackers that has a awesome beach…Wild Lubanzi.
Beach at Lubanzi with the rolling hills in the background.
One of the tents sleeps 2
Day 3 Walk to Bulungula …I will lead this section.
A smaller river inlet to cross right at the end of the walk.About the same distance.
Last beach with our lodging in the background, at the end of the beach.
Lodging at Bulungula..they all face the ocean.
Day 4 head back to the airport, and depending where everyone is going, we may fly from different airport..I will help with this.