Eastern Cape walking holiday, South Africa

“Take on the beachcomber trails on SA's Eastern Cape as luggage is transferred from one hotel to the next as part of a tailor made or small group tour - ideal for families.”


Kob Inn | Mazeppa Point | Sandy Point | Kobanqaba River | Jacaranda shipwreck | Kei River | Morgan Bay | Double Mouth Reserve | Cape Henderson |

Description of Eastern Cape walking holiday, South Africa

This tailor made week of walking along South Africa’s Eastern Cape is exactly what you need to experience a wilder side to life as well as a few home comforts along the way with luggage transfers and hand-picked hotels ensuring families and easy going walkers get the best of both worlds.

There’s nothing better than a 16km stroll against a backdrop of gorgeous coastal scenery to really loosen the limbs which is why optional activities, such as fishing, kayaking and surfing allow for a really well-rounded day of activities as well as providing plenty of time to rest and relax.

Walking from one hotel to the next gives you a far greater understanding of the Eastern Cape’s endearing natural qualities with the chance to spot whales, sharks and dolphins, particularly in the summer as they chase the sardine shoals, allowing you to really get a feel for South Africa's marine life.

Alongside the natural history of the Eastern Cape, a walking holiday unveils the human history too with the offshore swells and currents responsible for numerous shipwrecks many of which are attached to remarkable stories and tales of woe on one of the world’s most notorious coastlines.

From charming and characterful hotels, such as the Kob Inn, the Mazeppa Bay, the Wavecrest and Crawford’s Beach Lodges, to optional activities and an excellent choice of regional cuisine, this walking holiday on the Eastern Cape gets you off the beaten track and into South Africa's hidden depths.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Eastern Cape walking holiday, South Africa


We support and strives to create more interest in the less visited nature reserves of the Eastern Cape such as: Mkambathi, Silaka, Hluleka, Dwesa, & Cwebe nature reserves which all protect very important local biodiversity and administered by the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency. Through conservation and tourism, uplifting the local communities while conserving important wild areas incorporated in the Cape floral kingdom and marine protected areas.

We educate our guests on wise water usage, as South Africa is a water scarce country and where possible utilize rain water harvested at our base in Port Alfred for drinking as well as re-using drinking bottles throughout. We also educate our guests on the which products to buy from the locals which are sustainable and locally produced such as not supporting ocean harvesters with under size sea creatures for consumption.

Important ecological concepts are imparted to our guests and self-sustainability is our theme throughout. We only print onto paper when absolutely necessary at our base and re-use paper back and front before being used as firelighters on our trips. We refill our printer cartridges at our base at least 3 times each, saving on the plastic which is required in producing these cartridges.

Through training of our local guides we also send a conservation theme back into the local communities with an understanding of conserving the local surroundings as it leads to economic input through employment and tourism.


Only local guides from the Eastern Cape are employed by us, fulfilling an important role in the different communities and our guides understand the local culture and tradition and take our guests through remote villages while educating our guests on the customs and traditions of the Xhosa people. Visiting different villages and bringing guests to these remote areas enables the locals to sell their special curios and interact with guests from foreign lands while supporting them economically.

We support local accommodation establishments that uplift the local communities through employment and tourism – such as White clay resort in Coffee Bay, Mazeppa Bay Hotel, and Wavecrest Hotel. On another level we also utilize local coastal self catering cottages all along the Wild coast who employ locals for servicing the cottages and purchase their fresh ocean harvests to add to our guest menu’s.

The local children on the wild coast, over the years of sparse tourist visits have obviously been given sweets as a gift in return for photo’s of them…When travelling with us we prefer giving fruit to the children with the same result for the guests but more healthy for the children and we are attempting to change the childrens cry of ‘SWEETS!’ to ‘FRUIT!’…

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