Coffee Bay Travel Guide
Coffee Bay © jonrawlinson
In the heart of the Wild Coast is Coffee Bay, a small inlet near Mthata with only a grocery store, post office, and a few B&Bs and backpackers to its name. The destination largely appeals to students and the young at heart, and the nightlife consists of drumming circles and the occasional trance parties. What Coffee Bay boasts of, however, is some of the best surfing in South Africa along with spearfishing, scuba diving, and swimming, on an unspoiled stretch of coastline. There is fishing to be done, and you'll likely spot dolphins, whales, and the occasional Cape Clawless Otter. The area is a paradise for hiking, horseback riding and golf. Although distinctive landmarks are few, don't miss the iconic Hole-in-the-Wall, a remarkable rock that has had a giant tunnel carved into it by the sea.