EASTERN CAPE

Wild, untamed and beautiful!

South Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest.

The Wild Coast
The Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape remains one of the world’s most untouched scenic locations. Beaches don’t come more beautiful than those of the Wild Coast and thanks to the rugged nature of the coast, they remain undeveloped. This is Xhosa tribal country, birthplace of Mandela and home of the inspiring Nelson Mandela Museum, with a landscape dotted by tribal huts and gentle rolling hills. Cattle roam freely, even on the beaches. Romantic shipwrecks, spectacular rock formations, pristine white sands, dolphins flashing in the waves and charming family
hotels make this area one of South Africa’s best kept secrets.

National Parks & Private reserves

National Parks in the Eastern Cape include the Mountain Zebra National Park (at Cradock), Camdeboo National Park (Graaff Reinet) and the Addo Elephant Park - which is in a Big Five and a malaria free environment. There are also a number of private reserves. For more information on our selected reserves, please look under the Safari - Eastern Cape - Tab.

Ocean Encounters
You can have an ecological adventure in Plettenberg Bay with miles of sparkling beaches set next to the green swathes of polo fields. Here you can encounter bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins as well as some shark species. From Arch Rock you head into the middle of the Bay where pelagic seabirds are normally to be found some 7km from the shore. Out there our resident Bryde’s whales may be seen, as well as common dolphins, or southern right and humpback whales in their season.

 

Selected Eastern Cape Accommodation

For more information on our selected Game Reserves and Safari Lodges, please click here!

(We work with ALL quality suppliers, not only the ones listed below)

 

Umngazi River Bungalows

Discover the magic of the Wild Coast. Discover the rugged coastline and indigenous forests. Discover breathtaking scenery, crystal blue waters and the pristine white sands of idyllic beaches. Discover a sanctuary with a unique history. Discover Umngazi and you’ll discover a true paradise. Our rates include three delicious meals per day, so make sure you bring a healthy appetite.