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  • Hike along beautiful beaches, past the Mzamba Fossils
  • Swim in natural pools, see waterfalls
  • Take a boat trip to the stunning Mtentu Estuary
Book this guided trip and spend an amazing 5 days in and around Mkambati Natural Reserve. Explore one of the most pristine places on the South African coastline and uncover its mystique. Discover some of the secrets of the Wild Coast while Hiking along the beach past the Mzamba Fossils. Learn more about the rural Pondo communities.

Start your South African adventure from Wild Coast Sun, a popular resort in Port Edward, where you will meet both your guide and group members. Hike along a 14km coastal stretch to reach the Nyameni River. See Strandlooper and Mkambati falls. Enjoy a cultural tour to a traditional Xhosa village and get the chance to learn more about this community. Take a boat trip to the stunning Mtentu Estuary and visit Mkambati's best kept secret, Swallow Tail Falls.

See innumerable waterfalls, take refreshing dips in natural pools, and relax on the beach during this hike. Enjoy our full-board service except on the first and the last day of the hike. You will be driven back to Wild Coast Sun after the trip is over.
Eco lodge
Meet at Wild Coast Sun near Port Edward at around 7:00 am for a 9 am departure. Attend a briefing session with our professional guides. All bags will be loaded into the baggage transfer vehicle to be taken to the lodge.

Set off on a 14km hike along the beach past the Mzamba Fossils and through isolated villages inhabited by members of the Pondo community. Reach the Nyameni River at around lunch time. Get the chance to swim in the beautiful pools around the river.

You also have the option of enjoy horseback riding if you want to. If you want to hike instead, then you can travel past beautiful, deserted beaches all the way to your lodge, where a hearty dinner and cold drinks await you.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Eco lodge
Enjoy your breakfast at 9:00 am. Your guide will take you across the Mtentu River and into Mkambati Nature Reserve after that. Visit Strandloper and Mkambati falls. See the shipwreck caused by a drunken captain and his crew.

Spend your time relaxing in a natural jacuzzi at Mkambati Falls. Enjoy the beautiful surrounding.
Have your lunch in a nearby baboon cave overlooking Strandloper Falls. Have barbecue prepared over a roaring fire for dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Eco lodge
You are free to do as you please in the morning. Grab your goggles and go for a snorkel in Mkambati's natural pools. Try fishing or exploring the blow holes in the surrounding areas. Try spotting a whale in the ocean below.

Visit a Xhosa village after lunch. Learn more about the traditions and lifestyle of the Xhosa people. Visit a traditional healers' house and see a traditional Xhosa healing dance. Stop at a local shabeen for a cold quart of beer (own expense) and mingle with the locals on your way back to the accommodation.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Eco lodge
Have your breakfast early in the morning and paddle 3km up the stunning Mtentu Estuary. Dock your boat on a small river inlet and start hiking uphill. Swim in the pools along the way if you want to. See Mkambati's best kept secret, Swallow Tail Falls.

Enjoy your lunch right next to the beautiful waterfall before splashing your way down the river. Get the chance jump off the 12m Fools Point. Upon arrival at the lodge, you have some free time to relax on the beach and explore the local area.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Explore the area around the lodge and take a walk on the beach. Drive back to Wild Coast Sun, where you will reach at around 12 in the afternoon.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guides
  • Boat as well as other transfers mentioned on the itinerary
  • Snorkelling with gears
what's excluded
  • Pickup/ drop-off service
  • International/domestic flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Anything not mentioned on the itinerary
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 5 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 190 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Starts/Ends Durban, South Africa/ Durban, South Africa
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