Picturesque Wild Coast Adventure with traditional and authentic Xhosa hospitality
Amatungulu is offering a tour at the spectacular Wild Coast along the roads of the Transkei, (Eastern Cape) where farm animals graze by the side of the road against the backdrop of the Drakensberg in the distance. One of our stops on this tour is at the majestic Bawa Falls, with a single drop of 103 meters (338 feet). It was here at “Execution Rock” where witches were executed by throwing them off the cliff. The waters of the world-famous Bawa Falls tumble down the Qolora River in a horsetail formation. Bawa Falls are the crown jewel of attractions in the Transkei region of the Eastern Cape.
The Nelson Mandela Museum at Qunu, and one of South Africa's most famous landmarks: “The Hole in the Wall” is also to be visited. The locals call this "izi Khaleni" which means place of thunder. During certain seasons and water conditions, the waves clap in such a way that the concussion can be heard throughout the valley. Tourists can spend the night at a traditional homestead and see how the Xhosa people still live in their traditional rondawel huts. Here you will have a real authentic traditional experience and sleep in a rural rondawel (hut) which is nestled above an indigenous forest, overlooking the Mncwasa River mouth. ‘Be humbled by the hospitality, fetch water from the stream, go crazy trying to count the stars and wake up to the cry of the fish eagles...’
This 3 day tour then traverses north to the Kwazulu Natal province and we stay for a night at the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. The picturesque reserve lies snugly at the head of a spectacular river gorge lined with dense coastal bush and forests. The breath-taking scenery along the Umzimkulwana river gorge makes this a photographer’s and nature lover’s paradise. We end this tour with a drive along the Hibiscus coast with its inviting stretch of Indian Ocean, which sometimes presents the year-round delights of frolicking dolphins and majestic, cruising whales to provide the spectacular scenery for the drive to Durban.
This tour is also incorporated in the 9-day Cape Town to Durban via Wild Coast Tour,
and with our flagship 21-day Cape Town to Kruger Tour.