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    Howzit Legends
    Hope all is well and ready for the festive season.

    Im planning a trip to Durban in April, ek is n weskus man, so clueless with the East/South Coast, please if you know some epic camping spots please advise, I will then plan my trip accordingly.

    Below our dates and the area I want to stick too.

    Help will be greatly appreciated

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    Those are main routes. Not much camping along them unless you're willing to go a bit off the route. Don't even think of camping anywhere near Mthata.
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    There is so much nice in those areas, but you are first going to have to decide on how much time you have and how far of the highway you are willing to go. Nice trip reports of the wildcoast on this forum to get you started once you are more clear on your plan

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    I can recommend Double Mouth Nature Reserve https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attrac...tern_Cape.html

    and Storms River Mouth Rest camp https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Hotel_...tern_Cape.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    I can recommend Double Mouth Nature Reserve https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attrac...tern_Cape.html

    and Storms River Mouth Rest camp https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Hotel_...tern_Cape.html
    Will have a squiz, thanks meneer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    Those are main routes. Not much camping along them unless you're willing to go a bit off the route. Don't even think of camping anywhere near Mthata.
    That was just indicating the general area, def keen to explore off main routes

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0lt3n View Post
    There is so much nice in those areas, but you are first going to have to decide on how much time you have and how far of the highway you are willing to go. Nice trip reports of the wildcoast on this forum to get you started once you are more clear on your plan
    Lots to think about indeed, thanks for the trip report headsup, will do some searching in the forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    I can recommend Double Mouth Nature Reserve https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attrac...tern_Cape.html

    and Storms River Mouth Rest camp https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Hotel_...tern_Cape.html
    Yes and add a few others if you are happy going gravel, dirt tracks, or off road (some even without that!)
    if you are going all that way then DO NOT miss the Wild Coast!!! (Note: Permits required in some areas within 1 KM of the shoreline.)
    Take the Kei River Ferry instead of the highway further inland.
    Avoid Mthatha.

    Thinking Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay (not in my book, but may be interesting depending on your vision), Double Mouth as mentioned, DWESA, (Another reserve in that area in spite of recent bad publicity / incident nearby) and places like Mboyiti (Nice lodge, otherwise camping in the Community run campsite - not bad at all) - hey and a few others like White Clay
    (Excellent seafood restaurant), cabins and camping. etc.
    Do not expect 3 or 4+ star situations - but great places, friendly people.
    Answering the call of the wild is just so much beter than answering the telephone.
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    About 50 km north of Leeu Gamka. Rooiheuwel guest farm. Huge farm in the mountains with 4x4 routes and some wild animals. Self catering or a normal (R50 PPPD) and a bush camping site (R100 per site per day). You will need low range on some but not all of the routes.

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    http://rooiheuwel.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    Yes and add a few others if you are happy going gravel, dirt tracks, or off road (some even without that!)
    if you are going all that way then DO NOT miss the Wild Coast!!! (Note: Permits required in some areas within 1 KM of the shoreline.)
    Take the Kei River Ferry instead of the highway further inland.
    Avoid Mthatha.

    Thinking Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay (not in my book, but may be interesting depending on your vision), Double Mouth as mentioned, DWESA, (Another reserve in that area in spite of recent bad publicity / incident nearby) and places like Mboyiti (Nice lodge, otherwise camping in the Community run campsite - not bad at all) - hey and a few others like White Clay
    (Excellent seafood restaurant), cabins and camping. etc.
    Do not expect 3 or 4+ star situations - but great places, friendly people.
    Thanks Meneer, the only stars I worry about it the ones in the sky

    This info really helps, baie dankie have a wonderful festive season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    About 50 km north of Leeu Gamka. Rooiheuwel guest farm. Huge farm in the mountains with 4x4 routes and some wild animals. Self catering or a normal (R50 PPPD) and a bush camping site (R100 per site per day). You will need low range on some but not all of the routes.

    Check out under accommodation on:

    http://rooiheuwel.com/
    Thanks Olyfboer, will certainly check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    I can recommend Double Mouth Nature Reserve https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attrac...tern_Cape.html

    and Storms River Mouth Rest camp https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Hotel_...tern_Cape.html
    Double mouth is awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bustifurr View Post
    Howzit Legends
    Hope all is well and ready for the festive season.

    Im planning a trip to Durban in April, ek is n weskus man, so clueless with the East/South Coast, please if you know some epic camping spots please advise, I will then plan my trip accordingly.

    Below our dates and the area I want to stick too.

    Help will be greatly appreciated

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