Luxury Hiking Expedition : South Africa
Where better to explore than the Wild Coast of South Africa. If you love hiking, exploring rocky coves and beaches, watching dolphins and whales surfing the waves, exploring shipwrecks, nature reserves, waterfalls and enjoying the unique fauna and flora of the area. Then this 9 night adventure is for you, staying in beautiful lodges or camp sites along the coast. Your luggage will be transported from each lodge so you can enjoy the walks with your qualified guide and back up crew. Walking trips can be tailor-made to each group.
Today you will arrive in East London, South Africa. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to the Kob Inn on the Wild Coast for the night.
You will spend 1 night at the Kob Inn on a full-board basis.
This morning you will take a short walk to the Qora river mouth where you will be transferred by rowing boat across the river before taking an hour’s scenic walk on the sand dunes along fisherman’s paths to Mazeppa Point. Walking approximately 6km.
You will spend 1 night at the Mazeppa Bay on a full-board basis.
This morning you will be walking to Sandy Point, although long, the walking is easy with much to see at low tide. You can enjoy the many swimming beaches and will take regular breaks along the way, walking approximately 20km.
You will spend 1 night at the Wavecrest Hotel on a full-board basis.
Today you will walk 16km to the Trennerys Hotel overlooking the Kobanqaba River. On the way you will pass the wreck of the Jacaranda, where you will stop for lunch, and from there it is an easy walk to the hotel.
You will spend 1 night at the Trennery’s Hotel on a full-board basis.
Today there is only a short 6km hike along the beach to the point at Kei River. From there you will take the ferry across the Kei and walk through the town until reaching the golf course where you will join the Strandloper footprints taking the group through the coastal reserve and lighthouse to Morgan Bay. Today you will walk approximately 15km.
You will spend 1 night at the Morgan bay Hotel on a full-board basis.
Today is the most spectacular part of the hike with the trail following the edge of the Morgan Bay cliffs rising vertically over 50m from the sea, before dropping down to Double Mouth reserve and the river crossing. From here it is a varied and interesting hike along rocky headlands and coves to Haga Haga passing shell strewn beaches and the abalone farm along the way. You will walk approximately 14km.
You will spend 1 night at the Haga Haga Hotel on a full-board basis.
This morning you will start with a stiff hike up to the top of the point on Pullens bay where you will have a good chance of watching dolphin and whales from a birds-eye vantage. The hike continues along wave-hewn rocky beach and gullies until it reaches Cape Henderson with its broad sandy beaches running beneath wild dune forest and passing several blind river estuaries on your long walk into Chintsa. Today you will walk approximately 16km.
You will spend 1 night at the Crawford’s Beach Lodge on a full-board basis.
Today is your day of departure, after breakfast you will be transferred to East London for your onward jouney.