The Wild Coast
After our working adventure in Lesotho, we set out on a month long road trip down the East Coast of South Africa, starting in Sodwana Bay all the way to Cape town. The most memorable out of all the places we visited along the way was Coffee Bay. We were supposed to stay there for three days, and we ended up leaving two weeks later.
Coffee Bay is a part of the Wild Coast, a section of the coast of the Eastern Cape, a province of South Africa. The region stretches from East London in the south to the border of KwaZulu-Natal in the north. It is the traditional home of the Xhosa people, and the birthplace of many prominent South Africans, including Nelson Mandela. During the former Apartheid regime, this region, also known as Transkei, was one of the so called “homelands” and officially politically and economically independent. It is still one of the poorest regions of South Africa. It is very rural with spectacular coastlines.