South Africa wild coast wildlife holiday

“Tailor make a two week guided tour of SA's Wild Coast nature reserves and stay in a combination of coastal cottages and permeant campsites. ”


Mazeppa Bay | Dwesa/Cwebe Nature Reserve | Coffee Bay | Hluleka Nature Reserve | Silaka Nature Reserve | Mkambati Nature Reserve | Umtentweni | Durban | Optional activities include: snorkelling, fishing, surfing, hiking and rock pooling |

Description of South Africa wild coast wildlife holiday

This two week holiday on South Africa’s wild coast can be tailor made to ensure travellers get enough adventurous activities, wildlife watching and explorations along the Eastern Cape to last a lifetime.

Any travellers who love the thrill of an expedition will find South Africa’s wild coast really fits the bill with optional outdoor activities, such as snorkelling, surfing, hiking, fishing and birdwatching, adding to an exciting itinerary which also includes some of the region’s wildest nature reserves.

Starting at the broad beaches of Mazeppa Bay you’ll transfer overland to Dwesa/Cwebe Nature Reserve which has a variety of coastal forest landscapes interspersed with meandering rivers and vast grassland plains. Twitchers will be in their absolute element with almost 300 different species of bird, including mangrove kingfishers, known to have visited this beautiful natural habitat.

After an overnight interlude at Coffee Bay, you’ll find yourself at another incredible nature reserve, Hluleka, where indigenous South African wildlife such as blue duikers, elands, zebras and numerous exotic birds, ensure travellers are left in no uncertain terms as to Hluleka's boundless biodiversity.

The final couple of nature reserves to add to this two week tailor made itinerary are Silaka and Mkambati where sightings of doves, kingfishers, cuckoos and a colony of Cape vultures combine wonderfully well with walks to waterfalls and rock pooling in glass clear water.

Completing your holiday in Durban allows you to become enveloped within the characterful vibrancy of one of South Africa’s most exciting cities with expansive beaches and open air markets providing just a couple of choices for resting or sightseeing before you finally head for home.

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Departure information

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

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: South Africa wild coast wildlife holiday


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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