Wild Coast Getaway

8 Days


2024 Dates & Rates to be confirmed.


MAKING MEMORIES with Thomas & Jacqui Böhm and Sabie Valley Rider Academy

The Wild Coast, known also as the Transkei, is the 250 kilometer long stretch of rugged and unspoiled coastline that is rural South Africa at its best. We will be exploring the section from Port St Johns to Kei Mouth on this GETAWAY!!

We meander down the ‘Wild Coast’ stepping back in time and enjoying the old school hospitality of the famous family run seaside hotels.

The tour takes us along the coastal gravel routes reaching our hotels by midday, leaving you time to relax on the beach, swim in the sea, play some table tennis or lawn tennis, book a horse ride on the beach, take a coastal hike, enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the resort pools or just read a book.

Meeting at Himeville KZN in the evening with tour briefing & dinner. Friday morning we depart the Southern Drakensberg to Port St Johns, our first night on the Wild Coast. In Port St Johns we leave the bikes and take a 2 hour barge cruise down the Mzimvubu River before returning to the hotel for a braai.

Next stop,just beyond Coffee Bay, is the White Clay Holiday Resort with rustic seaside chalet perched above its very own private & seculded beach, (we encourage you to take a sunrise strole). The chalets may be rustic but the venue & seafood dinner more than makes up for any short comings in that department. Arriving midday there is time to expoler the Hole in the Wall. We lunch at the names sake hotel and pick up our guide to take us on foot to see this spectaular sight close up.

The next 2 nights we are in the Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserve at The Haven Hotel in its Garden Cottages & thatched Xhosa styled rondavels. Here we enjoy the hotels famed hospitaility & good food – breakfast, lunch & 4-course dinner!! To make space for all this great food we take an optional walk to the nearby Bashee Lighthouse and back via the beach but one is also welcome to just chill & enjoy any of the hotels many activities & amenities or just lazy by the pool & read a book.

Day 6 we leave for another one of the Wild Coast’s treasures: Trennery’s Hotel. Arriving at lunchtime, get settled & enjoy a light bite around the pool. For the adventurous there is an optional afternoon ride to the Jacaranda Ship Wreck… well what’s left of it, meeting back for drinks & dinner in the restaurant. The next day we take a day trip over the Kei River at the Mouth with the ferry to lunch at the famous Morgan’s Bay Hotel’s “The Deck Restaurant & Bar”. Again for the adventurous an optional ride to the Double Mouth View point & back before lunch and returning to Trennery’s via the ferry for drinks & dinner at the Trennery’s Hotel.

After breakfast we head back to Himeville via lunch in Maclear for the final tour dinner and our fun ritual Straff / Prestasie Doppe ceremony.

Following breaky on the last morning we say our farewells until we ride together again…

Keep Safe & Make Life A Ride…

Trip Highlights

  • White Clay between the cliffs with a panoramic view of their private bay
  • Hole-in-the-Wall, Coffee Bay
  • Qwaninga River Mouth
  • So much seafood
  • SUN & SEA
  • Making new friends
  • Awesome bridges
  • Optional Sani Pass
  • Watching dolphins and whales
  • Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserves at the mouth of the Mbashe River
  • Visit to the Light House
  • Kei Mouth ferry crossing
  • Authority to drive or use a motor vehicle in the coastal conservation area permit


En-suite rooms in the Oak Tree Lodge Bed & Breakfast at The Old Hatchery.
Optional Sani Pass, up & down at 2pm, don't forget your valid passports.
Participants are to meet at The Old Hatchery in time for dinner at 7pm.
Option to leave your vehicle & trailer for the week at your own risk, which the manger say is very low risk.

Via Port St Johns with picnic lunch en-route.
Situated between Coffee Bay & Hole in the Wall.
En-suite rustic chalets nestled between the cliffs with a panoramic view of their private beach / bay.
Seafood dinner.
Enjoy unforgettable experience watching dolphins and whales frolicking in our bay.
Wake up to beautiful sunrises over the sea.

Visit to Hole-in-the-Wall with photo opportunity at the "Yellow Selfie Frame".
Located within the Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserves at the mouth of the Mbashe River.
En-suite Garden Cottages and thatched Xhosa styled rondavels.
Buffet style breakfast & dinner, including our special request for their famous Buttermilk Pudding for dessert.
Set menu lunch.

Buffet style breakfast & dinner including fresh oysters.
Set menu lunch.
Visit to the Light House.
Optional more advanced outride.

Mazeppa derives its name from the ship, the Mazeppa. The ship was on its way to Delagoa Bay from Port Natal in 1842 when the captain steered the ship into what is now known as Mazeppa Bay for shelter and ran aground. Legend has it that its ruins are buried under the sand dunes at Mazeppa Bay.
Old style charm nestled in a beautiful setting of palms and tropical plants with a quaint suspension bridge, which joins the Island to the main beach.
Includes three home cooked meals per day with a mini seafood dinner in the evening.
Ride to Qwaninga River Mouth.
We will experience this little piece of paradise. Mazeppa Bay Hotel will enchant you!

Award winning resort that maintains its old-world charm, while satisfying the wild at heart…
We'll start the day off with our full buffet breakfast and end with all the delicious treats that seafood lovers adore, for the less adventurous, there are a number of dishes available.
A delicious lunch from their a la carte menu.

Outride including the Kei Mouth ferry crossing & lunch in Morgan's Bay.

Return to Underbery.
Lunch in Maclear at The Bean & Bun Coffee Haus.

Day 9 :

After breakfast depart for home at your leisure.


Cost Includes

  • 8 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • 2 Lunches
  • Mzimvubu River Cruise
  • Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency entry permits
  • Hole in the Wall Walk Guide Fee
  • Kei Mouth Ferry Crossing Fee
  • Guided Tour - ROUTES: Green | Orange | Pillions Welcome.
  • Back up vehicle & trailer
  • T-Shirt & sticker as a keepsake

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost to & from the event / tour
  • 6 Lunches
  • Fuel & Toll Fees
  • ALL Drinks & Waters
  • Medicines & Medical Expenses
  • Puncture repair equipment
  • Hotel & Restaurant Gratuities
  • Border fees & Sani Top Border road fund if you are doing Sani Pass - remember your valid passport

Terms & Conditions (Cancellation Policy)

Right of admission reserved.

Itinerary subject to change without prior notice.

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place on a tour / event.

The balance is required in full 30 days prior tour / event date.

50% of the balance payment is refundable up to 7 days prior to tour / event date.

Less than 7 days prior to tour / event date no refund what-so-ever.

One month prior to tour / event entries are subject to availability at the lodges.

Participants welcome to put their luggage in the back up vehicle at the meeting point – 1 bag per person, soft luggage ONLY, no panniers or top boxes.

Participants to have own medical insurance & general insurance for themselves, their property and motorcycle (incl. Cross Border where applicable).

Open to all makes of road legal dual purpose / adventure motorcycles (600cc+), you do not need to own a BMW.

Participants are required to wear FULL protective riding gear including full face riding helmet, full finger riding gloves, riding or ballistic jacket, riding trousers, hydro pack, motorcycle riding boots (No other boots will be allowed).

Vented and / or rain gear as weather dictates.

Arrive with a full tank of fuel.

Please make sure you are prepared for any emergencies that may arise, especially punctures.

Please make sure you have sufficient allergy and / or scheduled chronic medication and take it as prescribed.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Wild Coast Getaway