Wild Coast

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The Wild Coast is part of the Eastern Cape province in South Africa. The region stretches from East London in the south to the border of KwaZulu-Natal in the north, and is served by the N2 National Road.

The coastline mixes small, charming villages with a scenic landscape of indigenous forests, rivers entering the ocean in broad flood plains, massive cliffs, and plenty of beaches.

The Wild Coast Trail is considered one of the world’s great hikes, taking roughly 5 days to trek in areas with few if any roads or vehicles.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide

 
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Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

Overlooking the river mouth, Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House is located in Port Saint John’s and offers a restaurant. WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with satellite TV and complimentary tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$46

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Port St Johns River Lodge

Offering free WiFi and a restaurant, Port St Johns River Lodge is set in Port Saint Johnʼs, 500 metres from Boat Launch & Jetty. Viewpoint Beware Cliff Edge is 600 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$54

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The Lodge on the Beach

The Lodge on the Beach is located in Port Saint John’s. WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a balcony and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37

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Delicious Monster Retreat and Restaurant

Offering a restaurant, Delicious Monster Retreat and Restaurant is located in Port Saint John’s. WiFi access is available in this lodge. The accommodation will provide you with a balcony and a seating area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

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Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Offering an outdoor pool, barbecue and terrace, Jungle Monkey Backpackers is located in Port Saint John’s. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms have views of the mountain or pool. All rooms include a shared bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$11

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Offering an outdoor pool, barbecue and terrace, Jungle Monkey Backpackers is located in Port Saint John’s. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms have views of the mountain or pool. All rooms include a shared bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$11

$11-
Amapondo Backpacker lodge

Amapondo Backpacker lodge

Amapondo Backpacker Lodge overlooks Second Beach in Port St Johns. Set amongst tropical rainforest, accommodation has views of the Indian Ocean only 2 minutes’ walk away. It offers guided nature walks and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$12

$12-
Delicious Monster Retreat and Restaurant

Delicious Monster Retreat and Restaurant

Offering a restaurant, Delicious Monster Retreat and Restaurant is located in Port Saint John’s. WiFi access is available in this lodge. The accommodation will provide you with a balcony and a seating area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
The Lodge on the Beach

The Lodge on the Beach

The Lodge on the Beach is located in Port Saint John’s. WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a balcony and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37

$37-
Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

Overlooking the river mouth, Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House is located in Port Saint John’s and offers a restaurant. WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with satellite TV and complimentary tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$46

$46-
Delicious Monster Cottage

Delicious Monster Cottage

Situated in Port Saint John’s, this holiday home features a balcony. The kitchen has a stove, mini oven and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$49

$49-
Port St Johns River Lodge

Port St Johns River Lodge

Offering free WiFi and a restaurant, Port St Johns River Lodge is set in Port Saint Johnʼs, 500 metres from Boat Launch & Jetty. Viewpoint Beware Cliff Edge is 600 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$54

$54-
N'taba River Lodge & Spa

N'taba River Lodge & Spa

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, N'taba River Lodge and Spa is located in Port Saint John’s. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing and canoeing. WiFi access is available in this lodge. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

$106-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Beaches
There are many wild beaches along the coast. Among these:

Cintsa. On the southern gateway to the Wild Coast this small town has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Mpande. Spaza shops, wild unspoiled beaches, amazing surf, canoeing, horse riding.

Mdumbi. Mdumbi lies 24km north of Coffee Bay. The beach is located in a sweeping bay at the foot of rolling green hills. The surfing is excellent and the water uncrowded.
Hiking and Trekking

Wild Coast Trail

Considered one of the world's great hikes. It takes about 5 days to do the main portion between Port St Johns and Coffee Bay. One can sleep every night on a bed in a hut. Along the way there are game reserves, few roads, fresh streams and rivers. Be prepared to ford some shallow estuaries and other water bodies.
Other Interests:
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Fishing
Wildlife and Plants

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