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    Howzit all,
    We are going to be in Shelly Beach for a while in December and I am looking to do one or two nice trails either in the area or in Transkei. Maybe a long trail into Transkei and a sleep over would be cool too. Please help!!! Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Gareth,

    There are no "boring" areas in the Transkei, if the wild and undeveloped areas do it for you.

    There are few(if any) oficial trails. The roads are bad enough!

    I would suggest you do a search on "Transkei" and / or "Wild Coast".

    Accommodation could be a problem in peak season, so maybe you start by checking the available accommodation and work from there.

    I would say (because of the distances) to concentrate on the places north of Coffee Bay.

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    Thanks for the reply!!
    So you recon we can pretty much hit a road and see where it takes us?? Sweet, my kind of a trip!!
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    Yes, I presume you will be there in the Isuzu.

    Get Tracks4Africa for the Eastern Cape
    or at least get the Wild Coast Map here

    If you could find accommodation in the Port StJohns / Umngazi area, this trip could interest you:

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=25144

    (give Mngazana Mouth a miss, it's not worth the effort, unless you are into mangrove swamps)

    In this thread I mention a back road traveled once.
    I would not recommend doing it solo, but if you have a partner, and feel strong ...

    If the urge gets to you to drive a 'trail', take this route.

    It turns off the R61 at

    S31 37 11.4 E29 21 21.7

    where it says 'Cwele Mission'.

    It ends on the StBarnabas Hospital to Hluleka Nature Reserve road at

    S31 40 32.1 E29 10 59.1

    Mud, rock and steep slopes.

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    Why dont you give oribi gorge a look?

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    From Shelly Beach the northern coastline of the Transkei is an easy day drive. +/-20km into the Transkei take the dirt road to the left and Mnyameni, Water Fall, Sikombe, Mtentu river mouths are an easy dirt drive. In fact the road past Mtentu meets up with the Bizana / Flagstaff road.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions!!!! I will be going in my Isuzu and my brother will be in his Ford. We are both pretty new to the 4 x 4 world so, although I will have recovery gear, I dont want to get into too much trouble as we will have our kids and wives with us. I want something technical but not vehicle breaking.
    4E, the photos on the thread are amazing!! You must have hated every minute of that trip!!!
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