The Wild Coast
Sea and Safari Peace and Solitude Just off the Garden Route Off the Beaten Track The Wild Coast

Like the Mary and Martha story of Biblical times, the Eastern Cape has its own two different sisters. The one in the West has the sophistication of the child who has enjoyed her time at finishing school, whereas the one in the East is the tomboy. The former is man-made and the latter is nature's love child largely untainted by the demands of tourism. There are no prizes for guessing where my heart lies and therein is the problem.

Gems do exist and when you find them your breath will be taken away by the tranquillity of the setting. It is true that the roads to get there are long and dusty and the service is willing if often 'in training', but the food is good, the bedrooms are clean and your host is generally the owner and that makes a difference - he or she cares.

My boutique of destinations in the Eastern part of the Province will continue to fill out with discovery but without exception those that I selected will have a tick in the box for simplicity, setting and sincerity - watch this space.

Mbotyi River Lodge, Wild Coast
Mbotyi River Lodge, Wild Coast
Mbotyi River Lodge, situated at the Kwazulu Natal end of the Wild Coast can best be summed up by the “S” word – Simplicity, Setting and Sincerity.   

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Prana Lodge, Chintsa Bay
Prana Lodge, Chintsa Bay
Calling all those seeking a few days away in the paradise of a forested ‘getaway’ adjacent to the Indian Ocean and a stone’s throw from East London.  With a Spa & Wellness Centre and wonderful cuisine this is spoiling at its best.

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