The Wild Coast Route includes the Great Kei, Mnquma and Mbhashe Municipalities and covers places of interest like Chintsa, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, Haga Haga, Morgan’s Bay and Kei Mouth. Untamed and untouched, the Wild Coast is just as its name describes! Vistas of lush green hills dotted with the tiny turquoise mud huts of Xhosa villages and a tempestuous coastline, the area is characteristically rural, offering an escape to the madness of the city life.
The Jikeleza Route is also found here, near the resort of Chintsa. Jikeleza is a Xhosa word which means ‘wander freely’ which is just what you need to do too if you are to take in all the sights and sounds. The Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival held in June each year should not be missed.
Hiking walking and horse trails offer awe inspiring insights into both the people and the environment. An exhilarating coastal hiking trail from Kei Mouth to East London, the Strandloper Trail, gives visitors a special insight into this ecosystem.
Kei Mouth is a popular holiday spot for local and tourists due to its safe and sandy beaches. Further up the coast Mazeppa Bay is your destination of choice if game fishing is your interest. From the popular first beaches you can walk the 100m high suspension bridge to Mazeppa’s famous island. Phalo Heritage Route is incorporated at the wild Coast.