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    We, a group of 16 friends from school and university days, are back from a week hiking the Wild Coast in Transkei. The trip took many years of planning to get everyone together. We initially booked April last year, but Covid forced us to postpone.

    We started at Kob Inn, we were there on a Saturday evening, just in time for their legendary Saturday seafood buffet. The first day of hiking was the short stretch to Mazeppa Bay. The next day was the crown stage, 22 km to Wavecrest. We celebrated a friends' 60th birthday at Wavecrest and the next day was a rest day. The reason for the rest was the long walk or the party, take your pick.

    The third stage was from Wavecrest to Trennery's, about 14 km and the last stage was 15 km to Morgan Bay. We crossed a number of rivers, most was ankle deep, but on three or four occasions we were transported by canoe or a small boat. At the Great Kei River we took the ferry at R 2.00 per person.

    I will recommend this hike without any hesitation. Our bags were carried by porters, mostly local women. Our accommodation was first class, without exception the food served at the hotels was very good. We also fished and my one buddy is an avid spearfisherman. At Wavecrest we were gifted about five fresh fish and the cook at the Hotel prepared the fish for dinner.

    The lack of development along this coast has its advantages, it is relatively unspoilt. Beautiful long white sandy beaches, rolling green hills, great cliff faces, cattle on the beach and every now and then our path took us through a section of indigenous forest. And always on our left, the deep blue Indian ocean.

    Don't hesitate, go hike the Wild Coast.
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    Merwe, thank you for your very positive feedback and very evocative photos. Those that don't go won't know .
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    Great area and great walk, one day I will walk it.

    One correction (about 14 km and the last stage was 15 km to Mazeppa Bay.) last day will be to Morgan Bay not back to mazeppa Bay.
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    Brilliant, thanks! To me also the most scenic part of the coastline.

    Can you publish the operator's contact details?
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-9 View Post
    Great area and great walk, one day I will walk it.

    One correction (about 14 km and the last stage was 15 km to Mazeppa Bay.) last day will be to Morgan Bay not back to mazeppa Bay.
    Thanks, quite correct. I will edit the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swannie1960 View Post
    Brilliant, thanks! To me also the most scenic part of the coastline.

    Can you publish the operator's contact details?
    Wild Coast Holidays

    www.wildcoastholidays.co.za

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    Thanks for the nice report, really nice pictures! Me and the wife will be participating in the Great Kei Trek annual cycling event where we do a 180km three day race. Looking forward !!!!

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    Stunning shots of the Mkambati Nature Reserve just posted on You Tube!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSAcBDqONR8


    https://www.wildcoast.co.za/mkambati...nature-reserve
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    Thanks Merwe. Such a beautiful part of the country.

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