Looking for a Wild Coast Trekking Adventure?
Experience the best the Wild Coast has to offer. From wild, rugged and untamed coastlines to forests to a rare cultural experience. The hike starts in Port St. Johns and meanders through the world renowned Coffee Bay which is home to some of the most incredible scenery in South Africa.
The walking trail follows the unspoilt and remote coastline for most of the way. Occasionally the route veers off onto rolling grassy hills that are home to the local Xhosa people. The hills are dotted with their colourful huts.
These are the huts of the local people that we use for our accommodation on the hike. The huts are not hotels or guest houses. They are genuine tribal villages that the locals open up for visitors. Besides the scenery it gives the tour a real authentic cultural experience as well. You will learn the local Xhosa language and eat the local food while listening to tales of old.
Hike the Wild Coast of South Africa for a truly unforgettable experience!
Johannesburg/Durban to Port St. Johns
Travel day. Pick up is scheduled for 06H00. The drive down to Port St. Johns takes about 10 hours. Once we get there we check into the guest house and spend the rest of the evening relaxing.
Walking time: 5 hours
Terrain: Hilly at the start. Flattens out in afternoon section
After breakfast we double check our gear and make our way to what is known as Second Beach in Port St. Johns. This is where we start our Wild Coast hike. The hike heads of to Sugar Loaf rock and then we head inland. We have lunch at the Umngazi River Mouth.
After lunch the hike heads on back to the beach where we follow the coastline to our first nights rest at Mngazana River. An awesome place to have a swim in the sea or take an hour or two explore the mangroves in a canoe to pass the time.
Walking time: 6 hours
The hike today is pretty hilly and so we start the day early. After breakfast of course. You are going to need the energy. We traverse the indigenous forest towards what is known as the Brazen Head.
Our lunch is in the village of Mpande and your hosts will be a local tribe who will indulge your cultural taste buds.
There is an awsesome beach where you can take a swim before we head off to Tsweleni Village where we spend the second night. The rest of the day is all yours to explore the beaches or forests of the area.
Tsweleni to Hluleka
Distance: +- 14km
Walking time: +- 6 hours
Terrain: Rolling hills and flat beaches
After watching a beautiful African sunrise from your tribal hut, we have breakfast and start our hike which is mostly along the beach for about 6 hours until we reach the village of Hluleka where we spend our third night of the wild coast hike.
Walking time: 5 hours
Terrain: Rolling hills
A relatively long day today. Looking at hiking to the Village of Tshani which is about 14 Km away. The route is mostly over the rolling grassy hills with a view of the ocean below.
Walking time: 5hours
The last day of the wild coast hike. A slow and scenic hike that will bring you to your final Port of Call at St Johns. The route is flat and not too strenuous and will give you a chance to interact with the friendly local people along the way.
We overnight in Coffee Bay. The rest of the afternoon and evening is set aside to explore this beautiful Bay and maybe indulge in a beer while you watch the sun set over an African sky.
Untamed and rugged coastline hike
Authentic cultural experience
Sleeping in a local huts with a view of the Indian Ocean
5 star camping experience
Return transfers Johannesburg/Durban to the start of the hike return
6 Nights accommodation
All National Park gate fees
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Rescue fees (Mountain Rescue Team)
Basic first aid kit
Qualified Wild Coast guide
Water for washing up daily
Dedicated Wild Coast Trip Planner
Certificate for your successful trek
Flights and airport taxes
Items of a personal nature
Tips for guides, porters and cook
Porters ( can be hired on a daily basis for an additional fee)
Visas for South Africa
Health requirements (if any)
Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
Personal hiking/trekking gear – you can rent some of the gear from us once in South Africa
Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
Meals & drinks not specified