The Wild Coast – South Africa’s best kept secret


Visiting South Africa’s Wild Coast is like taking a 100 year leap back in time. Aside for electricity and 4×4’s, little has changed on this unspoilt stretch of rivers, beaches and lagoons, south of Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) and north of East London (Eastern Cape).

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Recently People Like Us Safaris headed out there with a few of our regular clients. Our main objective was exploring new destinations, with the secondary’s being enjoying great local food, good birding, challenging fishing and a good dose of beach relaxation. We achieved it all and more.

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The beaches defy description. I would put them against any of the world’s best. Often the only others you will have to share your beach with are the resident Nguni cows (the ancient breed of African cattle).

Our accommodation, private cottages and remote guest houses, were comfortable yet simple, with the big plus that all are right on the beach. You can wake up at dawn and have a fishing line in the water before the sun is fully out of the ocean.south Africa wild coast tours accommodation


A week in this spot combines relaxation and adventure; it is guaranteed to refresh the soul.

Finally the roads: they are mostly shocking. So why don’t the locals put in tar? Simple: it seems they keep them rough to ensure that aside from a few like-minded folk who have discovered the Wild Coast, it is only the Nguni’s cows that they will have to share their piece of paradise with.

And of course a few of our People Like Us Safaris guests.

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3 comments to The Wild Coast – South Africa’s best kept secret

  • Helen Ross
    March 20, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply

    Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Wild Coast, yes the roads are poor but my word every km traveled reveals a new secrete. so why not enjoy this spectacular coastline by joining a hotel hiking trail, here you can get to experience 5 or more destinations in one holiday.
    Thanks again for the great read.
    Best wishes

  • Michael Brand
    July 15, 2012 at 7:11 am | Reply

    Do you have any 3×4 safari departures in aug/sep 2012?

  • PLUSafaris
    July 15, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply

    Hi Michael
    Do you mean 4×4 safaris? We do have some going up to the Okavango Delta and Moremi which are fully booked but we’d be more than happy to organise something for you!
    Let us know a little more and we can put together some options for you.

    Have a great day!

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