Crossing the Great Kei River by pont into what used to be the old Transkei has always been on my South African bucket list. That was until I got to do it about 6 years or so ago. Since then I've had the opportunity to do it a couple of times and I always look … Continue reading Crossing the Great Kei River by Pont
One of the trademarks of the coastline along the Wild Coast is rolling grassy hills that suddenly turn into vertical cliffs falling away to the ocean below.
You know when you've experienced something that you just want to share over and over again? My Wild Coast trip was like that (heck, sometimes I feel every trip I go on is like that) and I wish I could transport you all to the day I spend at Wavecrest Hotel and getting up to a … Continue reading A perfect moring on the Wild Coast
Have you ever wondered where Coffee Bay got its name from? Its not like the Wild Coast is a coffee growing area and beer is a lot more popular around there than coffee anyway. Way back in 1893 on a... this part of the story I don't know so I will give you a couple of … Continue reading Where did Coffee Bay get it’s name?
I got to slide down the sliding rock at Qunu where Madiba and his friends (as well as many local kids before and after him) played as children. Some of you seem confused so let me explain. On a recent trip up the Wild Coast I stopped at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu and was … Continue reading I experienced the Sliding Rock at Qunu
Doesn't this just shout out Wild Coast to you? A winding dirt road, rolling hills dotted with huts and villages and a beautiful rugged coastline second to none. If you have never been there to experience and see this for yourself, then you really must make a plan cause you are missing out.The photo was taken on … Continue reading This is the Wild Coast
The first time I traveled through the old Transkei in the Eastern Cape I could barely keep my eyes on the road. The rolling hills covered in villages broken up by communal grazing for cattle, mielies fields and other vegetable patches just had me mesmerized. For most travelling to the Wild Coast the actual coast is what … Continue reading Transkei landscape
When people talk about the Eastern Cape, Wild Coast and Transkei then the road are always one of the first things mentioned. "The road is bad." "The road is full of potholes." "The road this", "the road that" and "the road whatever". I've never been further than just past East London and got to fly to … Continue reading The road through the Transkei