Wild Coast North Hiking Trail
Port St Johns, Wild Coast - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Msikaba River to Port St Johns; Open-ended; 80 km The trial commences in beautiful rolling countryside covered by Coastal Grassland. It then traverses relatively flat coastline along which there are a number of examples of raised marine-cut sandstone benches and platforms. The wreck of the English ship, the Grosvenor, that ran aground in 1782, can be seen at Port Grosvenor. The shore becomes increasingly rugged south of Port Grosvenor until a massif of steep bluffs is reached. At Waterfall Bluff a stream falls about 60 m over a sand stone cliff directly into the sea. The trail then descends to a coastline of spacious beaches alternating with grassy buffs and rocky points. After passing Mbotyi, the only town en route, hikers walk through the dense subtropical Silent Forest. A number of shallow estuaries have to be crossed. Remnants of the southern most mangrove communities grow in some of the estuaries. The last river, the Mzimvubu has to be crossed by boat, just north of Port St Johns.
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Accommodation near Port St Johns, Wild Coast
Haga Haga Resort and Self Catering Chalets - Haga Haga, Bed and Breakfast, Hotels and Resorts, Self Catering+ more details
Haga-Haga is a small quiet beach resort on the Wild Coast located just 60 km north of East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The village is nestled between the hills and the sea at the mouth of the Haga-Haga River, where one can sail or paddle ski in the warm shallow waters, or go beachcombing in the craggy rock pools and spacious beaches, all set against the panoramic backdrop of rolling ...
Just 50 minutes drive from East London along the Wild Coast you will find the Morgan Bay Hotel. Nestled between a mile stretch of unspoilt beach and magnificent cliffs, Morgan Bay is fast becoming a favourite South African family holiday destination. The hotel offers 34 spacious rooms with breath taking views of the ocean and cliffs. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and family ...
The Wild Coast may be South Africa's most spectacular & yet least touristy region with it's rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths. And all this is on your doorstep at Umngazi, an award winning family resort & spa. The thatch-roofed bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxed holiday. ...
The Eastern Cape is known for many things like friendly people and cool weather but not much about accommodation. However, a detour to Port St Johns proves that it's fair to rank it amongst the best when it comes to cosy, Port St Johns accommodation and Outspan Inn is one of them. Outspann Inn can be found in Port St Johns', which stands on the glorious wild coast, on the beak of the ...
The Queens Casino Hotel brings some Las Vegas glam to accommodation in Queenstown. With over 40 eccentric Four star hotel rooms. Although it is situated in the Eastern Cape in the small town of Queenstown, there is nothing old about this hotel. The celebrity worthy rooms are decorated in luxurious furnitures and exquisite fabrics with an overall ambience that suggests royalty and glamour. Nothing about ...
Crawfords Beach Lodge - Chintsa, Bed and Breakfast, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
This Chintsa East accommodation is set along the Wild Coast, it is luxurious and rustic all at the same time. The perfect accommodation even for the most discerning of travellers who are looking for privacy, peace and tranquillity. This accommodation in Chintsa East is in an oasis surrounded by lush tropical beach forests and in front lies the beautiful Indian Ocean. The bedrooms are designed ...
Arendsnes Holiday and Conference Centre - Chintsa, Backpackers Lodges, Bed and Breakfast, Caravan and Camping, Guest House, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
Arendsnes Holiday and Conference Centre is situated on the East Coast of South Africa and forms part of the Wild Coast coastline. The beach stretches for 8 km at this lovely Chintsa East accommodation and guests have a variety of choices of accommodation such as Log Cabins, Bachelor Flats and a Caravan Park. Bachelor Flats: There are 18 Bachelor Flats at this accommodation in Chintsa East, ...
Buccaneers Lodge Backpackers - Chintsa, Backpackers Lodges, Bed and Breakfast, Caravan and Camping, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers accommodation in Chintsa has been described as a "backpackers village" because of the way it sprawls out over the 8 hectares of Wild Coastal forest overlooking the stunning Chintsa beach in South Africa. Buccaneers offers accommodation options to suit every type of traveller and their budget! From simple airy dorms and camping, to budget double and twins ...
The Ocean View Hotel is an accommodation in Coffee Bay that is the darling of the Wild Coast. Forming a mesmerising backdrop to this hotel are undulating hills and the gyrating and sometimes robust oceans of the Wild Coast. A recognized hotel in Coffee Bay The AA travel Guides could not resist the rare exoticness of Ocean View Hotel when it offered it a travel seal of approval. What convinced ...
Get accommodation in Mbotyi Eastern Cape at Mbotyi River Lodge- a 3 star-rated family hotel on the stunning wild coast. Pondolands best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean. This Mbotyi accommodation is the perfect place for anyone looking for a peaceful and tranquil holiday or for the adventurous ...
Things to do near Port St Johns, Wild Coast
Located in the secluded valley of the Nchara River the 205 ha reserve overlooks the sea east of Haga-Haga. There is a variety of bird life. The two game trails provide access for visitors to view game, such as eland, bushbuck and impala, as they pass through the dense vegetation in the river valley. The holiday resort provides accommodation: A-frame chalets accommodating 6 people, a caravan park and ...
Haga Haga is a quiet seaside village facing the Indian Ocean only 45 minutes drive from East London on the beautiful and unspoilt Wild Coast of South Africa. There are shelly beaches for collectors nearby, walking trails, the Haga Haga tennis club, golf and horse riding nearby. Haga Haga has an active conservancy which takes care of the local flora and fauna. There is a well stocked library ...
The Strandloper Trail running from Kei Mouth (Cape Morgan Eco Tourism Centre) to Gonubie truly is a spectacular trail. Between silver beaches and pit-stop hotels are a few natural obstacles - like the Kwelera River with its sharp rocks underfoot. The Strandloper is not only about beaches. The trail takes in estuaries, high cliffs with panoramic views and coastal forests which buzz with birds and insects. ...
Komga is a small scenic village set among the rolling grasslands some 65 kms to the East of King William's Town. This small village is a cattle farming centre about 60 km north of East London. The word "Komga" means 'piece of clay'. Visitors to this village will find a friendly and hospitable town. Komga's 19th century St Paul's Church here has been declared a national monument. The church ...
The climate in Morgan Bay is mild with temperatures seldom below freezing and seldom rising above 35 degrees Celsius. Morgan Bay is situated at a longitude of S 32.69694, latitude of E 28.33382 and an Altitude of 5.4m. Morgs receives most of its rain in summer, it can however enjoy four seasons in one day at any time of the year. It is a malaria-free area. The Morgan Bay coastline has dramatic cliffs ...
Mthatha (formerly Umtata) is the main town of the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality in Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The town has an airport, previously known by the name K D Matanzima Airport after former leader Kaiser Matanzima. It was a military post for the colonial forces in 1882, and the town itself was founded in 1883, along the banks of the Mthatha River. The Mthatha Dam was constructed ...
Port St Johns is surrounded with wonderful sights and experiences for those who want to open themselves enough to relax and let the world around them dictate the pace and the sensory experiences. If you are energetic, however, there is plenty to challenge you, from diving to climbing to trekking. If you are of a sociable nature there are many local people who will take you into their homes and feed ...
This beautiful coastal reserve stretches from Second Beach to Sugarloaf Rock. Trails through the evergreen forest provide the opportunity to see elusive birds, such as, Knysna loerie, cinnamon dove, and grey cuckooshrike. Tall trees are covered with mosses, lichens and epiphytic orchids. Blue duiker and bushbuck are indigenous to the forest. Larger game, such as blesbuck, blue wildebeest and Burchell's ...
Msikaba River to Port St Johns; Open-ended; 80 km The trial commences in beautiful rolling countryside covered by Coastal Grassland. It then traverses relatively flat coastline along which there are a number of examples of raised marine-cut sandstone benches and platforms. The wreck of the English ship, the Grosvenor, that ran aground in 1782, can be seen at Port Grosvenor. The shore becomes increasingly ...
Queenstown, named after Queen Victoria, is a town in the middle of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, roughly half way in between the towns of Cathcart and Sterkstroom. It is currently the commercial, administrative, and educational centre of the prosperous surrounding farming district. The nickname of the town, 'Rose Capital of South Africa', comes from the large gardens and open places for ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 29° 44' 11.7" E / 31° 11' 51.1" S
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Directions to Wild Coast North Hiking Trail in Port St Johns, Wild Coast
|Departing: East London Airport|
|Address: Settlers Way, East London 5200, South Africa|
|Distance: 1.1 km / Duration: 5 hours 43 mins|
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Things to do near Port St Johns, Wild Coast
|Port St Johns, Wild Coast »||Current||Current|
|Mthatha, Wild Coast »||1 hour 20 mins||91.1 km|
|Komga, Wild Coast »||3 hours 23 mins||261 km|
|Haga Haga, Wild Coast »||3 hours 59 mins||302 km|
|Queenstown, Wild Coast »||4 hours 26 mins||314 km|
|Morgan Bay, Wild Coast »||4 hours 13 mins||317 km|
|Kei Mouth, Wild Coast »||4 hours 8 mins||320 km|