Wild Coast Getaway

9 Days

Overview

12 – 20 October 2024

9 Days.

8 Nights.

From R15,500.00 per person sharing


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 John’s 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 near Kokstad in the evening with tour briefing & dinner. We depart to Port St John’s, our first night on the Wild Coast. In Port St John’s, time permitting, we take a barge cruise down the Mzimvubu River before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Next stop, just beyond Coffee Bay, is a Holiday Resort with rustic seaside chalet perched above its very own private & secluded beach, (we encourage you to take a sunrise stroll). 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 explore 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 spectacular sight close up.

The next 2 nights we are in the Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserve in Garden Cottages & thatched Xhosa styled rondavels. Here we enjoy the hotels famed hospitality & 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.

Leaving here for another one of the Wild Coast’s treasures just down the coast. 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 via the ferry for drinks & dinner back at the hotel.

After breakfast we head back to the start where some have left the vehicles,via lunch in Maclear,  for the final tour dinner.

Following brekkie 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
  • 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

Itinerary

Near Kokstad, Swartberg, KZN
Participants are to meet in the Swartberg for riders briefing at 6pm and dinner at 7pm.
Option to leave your vehicle & trailer for the week at your own risk, which the manger say is very low risk.

Port St John's, Wild Coast
Optional barge cruise down the Mzimvubu River.
Overnight & a la carte dinner.

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

Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserve, Wild Coast.
Located within the Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserve at the mouth of the Mbashe River.
En-suite Garden Cottages and thatched Xhosa styled rondavels.
Buffet style breakfasts & dinners, and set menu lunches.
Optional visit to the Bashee Light House.

Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserve, Wild Coast.
Rest day.
Visit to Hole-in-the-Wall with photo opportunity at the "Yellow Selfie Frame".
Buffet style breakfasts & dinners, and set menu lunches.

Qoloha, Wild Coast.
Award winning resort that maintains its old-world charm, while satisfying the wild at heart…
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.
Dinner at the hotel.

Qoloha, Wild Coast.
Rest day.
Day trip over the Kei River at the Mouth with the ferry.
Lunch at the famous Morgan's Bay Hotel's "The Deck Restaurant & Bar".
An optional ride to the Double Mouth View point & back before lunch.
Returning via the ferry.
Dinner back at the hotel.

Near Kokstad, Swartberg, KZN
After breakfast we head back to the Swartberg via lunch in Maclear for the final tour dinner.

Home.
Following brekkie on the last morning we say our farewells until we ride together again.
Make Life A Ride.

From R 15,500.00 sharing

Cost Includes

  • 8 Nights bed & breakfast
  • 5 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 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
  • 3 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • Optional Mzimvubu River Cruise
  • Fuel & Toll Fees
  • ALL Drinks & Waters
  • Medicines & Medical Expenses
  • Puncture repair equipment
  • Hotel & Restaurant Gratuities

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