Holiday Accommodation in Coffee Bay

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Coffee Shack Backpackers Coffee Bay
Coffee Shack is a backpackers tropical paradise situated right on the beach on the bomvu river mouth. We have a reputation for being a fun hostel with one of the nicest locations in SA. Coffee bay can be found in the transkei, 200km north of East london along the N2, 80km down the coastal road. T...

Bomvu Paradise Coffee BaySelf-catering
Hole In The Wall Hotel And Holiday Villa Coffee BayHotel / Lodge
Coffee Bay has a number of advantages over its, admittedly also fantastic, rival Wild Coast destinations. Probably the most important, especially for visitors who are not used to unpaved roads, is the fact that a tarred road leads all the way there.

Other advantages include a friendly hotel, two backpacker's hostels, fantastic surf and the iconic hole in the wall. This unusual rock formation is a rocky island a few hundred metres offshore, with a hole right through the middle. The tunnel is big enough to drive a ski boat through, but only the foolishly brave or bravely foolish would attempt to do so, as the sea crashes through there - hence the local name esiKhaleni,which means "place of noise".

Most people visit here for the fantastic scenery, the lovely beaches and the charm of the local people but there are some more active choices as well. You could do an abseil right over the sea, a scenic day canoe trip on the Umtata River or an escorted walk. And, of course, once you've worked up an appetite, you'll be able to munch your way through lots of lovely seafood.

Coffee Bay is about an hour's drive from the N2 on a tarred, but unfenced, road, which branches off the N2 about 20km on the East London side of Umtata. The closest airport is at Umtata - with flights only to and from Johannesburg.