• South Africa
  • 7 Days

A Slow Walk through Transkei, the Hidden Wilderness of South Africa

  • Multi Destination Journey
  • Active Adventure
  • 7 days; 6 nights
  • 3 to 10 travelers
  • Begins & ends in East London
Few places can compare to the beauty of the Eastern Cape's Transkei region. You will travel along the coastline of the Indian Ocean, walking (barefoot, if you so choose) from village to village over soft beaches and through mountain goat paths. Pass dramatic cliffs, serene rivers, and uninterrupted stretches of golden sand. To travel light, every morning you will send your luggage to meet you at your next destination. You will stay in simple abodes nestled in rural villages and familiarize yourself with communities whose economies revolve around subsistence farming and hosting guests.

At a Glance

Creature comforts

basic


Physical activity

significant


Ground support

fully guided

Terrain

  • Ocean
  • Rivers
  • Village Life
  • Pastoral

Practicalities

  • For ages 18+
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Indigenous culture

Your Local Expert

Martin Chesno

I recently did this journey and would love to share this experience with others. It compares to no other journey I have been on. Africa at its best.

The Journey

Day 1

Enter the tranquil Transkei

Today you will make your way from East London to Coffee Bay. This is booked upfront and consists of private taxi type travel. You will stay in backpacker style accommodation. Meet some of the locals and start unwinding.

Day 2

Like a Hole in the Wall

You will walk to the Hole in the Wall hotel where you will stay for the night. Take a swim in the sea and relax!

Day 3

Bulungula

Today you will have an opportunity to see the local rural lifestyle inland. You will take a taxi to Bulungula, a self-sustained eco-village. You will spend the night in a bed in a mud hut.

Day 4

Bulungula - get to know the people

Spend the day at Bulungula, enjoying all the activities we have to offer from sunrise pancakes to river canoeing. All of your meals will be provided.

Day 5

Bulungula to Lubanzi

Today you will set off along the coast toward Lubanzi at sunrise. This is a challenging four hour walk along an undulating landscape. You will spend the night in backpacker-style accommodation in the rural Lubanzi.

Day 6

Lubanzi to Hole in the Wall

The journey continues as you walk back to the Hole in the Wall hotel. Depending on the water levels, you may have to wade across a river to get to your final destination. You'll be ready to put your feet up and hop in the sea for a luxurious swim.

Day 7

Hole in the Wall

Say goodbye to Transkei as you make your way back to East London with plenty of tales to tell.

Included

  • Lodging

    All lodging is provided. This is backpacker style lodging, authentic African huts and hotel accommodation.

  • Meals

    All meals are available at the various stop overs. So need to carry food. Perhaps just an energy snack for the way.

  • Transportation

    All transportation from our meeting point and back is provided. This will consist of shuttle buses and 'taxis'.

Private Departures

Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

Flexible dates

  • 3 travelers$900 per person
  • 10 travelers$900 per person
Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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