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Hikes

Our hikes are simple: walk the Wild Coast from village to village

Experience endless beaches with nobody but your group and local cattle licking the salt off beach rocks. Cross rivers by swimming, wading and canoe. Venture inland to explore deep river gorges with grand waterfalls, indigenous forests with rare birds and swim in crystal clear river pools.

 

Experience the satisfying simplicity of walking deeper and deeper into one of South Africa's most magnificent landscapes.

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All multi-day hikes include a guide, accommodation, food and transport back to the start.

 

Start in Port Edward, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and venture south into the Eastern Cape as far as Port St Johns 120kms away. Choose a pre-built hike or contact us for custom trips including camping, horse riding, abseiling, birding and climbing adventures on the Wild Coast

"the short one"

Emfishi

Cover 25km of coastline between Port Edward and the famous Mtentu River over 6 days and 5 nights. Spend time exploring locally with day hikes from your homestays, engage with the community or simply relax on the beach. Experience magnificent sites including waterfalls, gorges, estuaries and the Xolobeni red deserts - the epicenter of the community's anti-mining struggle

3-5 nights

R5 - 6 500

Contact for group discounts

Ephakathi

"the middle one"

Hike from Port Edward to Mbotyi over 6 days and 5 nights covering roughly 80km. This is a moderate challenge with incredible rewards including towering waterfalls cascading straight into the ocean, century old ship wreck sites with incredible stories and countless pristine beaches, estuaries and rivers.

5 nights

R7 500

Contact for group discounts

Enkulu

"the big one"

An incredible journey covering 120km and upwards from Port Edward to Port St Johns in 8 days and 8 nights. This hike has it all and offers a life changing sense of achievement but requires a good level of fitness to enjoy. This includes a taxi back to your car on the 9th day.

8 nights

R11 250

Contact for group discounts

Build your own 

Per person cost for multi-day hikes. Contact us for more information on

activities, sites, distances and solo hike enquiries, or to build a unique experience. 

Due to group transport costs we quote separately for solo hikers.

 

NIGHTS
DISTANCE
COST
FITNESS
NOTES
0
15km
R1200
low
Day hike, beach and estuary
1
40km
R3 500
low
Horseback
2
25km
R4 400
medium
Xolobeni Deserts & Mnaymeni waterfall
3
25km-40km
R5 000
low
Explore Mtentu River
4
25-50km
R6 000
low to medium
Beaches, gorges, waterfalls, canoeing
5
90km
R7 500
medium to high
Port Edward to Mbotyi past Waterfall Bluff
5
25km-50km
R6 500
low
Settle in to see more
8
120km
R11 250
high
Port Edward to Port St Johns
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When to hike...

Weather on the Wild Coast is typified by hot, rainy summers from September to February with consistent winds moving up and down the coast throughout the year. Winters, from May to August, can see night time temperatures sinking quite low but never too uncomfortable. The best time to hike is from February to August as rain is rare and mild with temperatures remaining warm and the sea full of whales. However it does get quite dry by the end of this season with waterfalls and rivers getting very low. In August the rains begin to pick up again reaching a peak from October to December when it can often rain consistently for many days. 

We have carried out successful hikes throughout the year and are well versed in dealing with whatever weather comes our way. If you have any queries about timing please contact us.

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