If you haven’t yet visited GORGEOUS Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape – what are you waiting for?
Picture cows roaming the beaches and colourful thatched Eastern Cape rondavels dotting the hills. That’s what you can expect in beautiful Coffee Bay, with its year-round, pleasant climate and stunning landscapes.
Here are three things you must do when in the area…
You can’t go to Coffee Bay and not do some surfing – even if you haven’t tried it before! Surfing is a popular pastime in the area and there are many beaches with the perfect waves for beginner, intermediate or advanced surfers. You can even book lessons and hire gear from shops in the area. Check here for details.
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Have a Coffee Bay Village experience
Take a peek into the lives and culture of the Xhosa people who live in the Coffee Bay villages. Coffee Shack’s Village Walk includes a visit to the sangoma (traditional healer), a traditional lunch, lovingly prepared by a local mama and a chance to sample umqombothi (maize beer) at the shebeen. Check the website for more information and pricing.
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Hole in the Wall, of course!
You can’t NOT visit Hole in the Wall! The scenic beauty of the mighty rock is what Instagram picture dreams are made of.
There are a few ways you can experience Hole in the Wall from Coffee Bay – hiking, driving or quad biking. If you’re hiking, hiring a guide is recommended and easily secured at any of the accommodation options.
The 9km coastal hike winds through traditional villages and over the grassy green hills until reaching the Mpako River which passes through Hole in the Wall. The hike is non-technical and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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