Travel Blogs from Coffee Bay, South Africa

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a touch of bulungula, Bulungulu, South Africa travel blog

a touch of bulungula

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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The Bulungula story is short and sweet. I'll spare you the details of yet another extraordinary journey - I got there. Ah, what can I say? One of the loveliest places I've been to. Like a child's colouring book; round green hills, cozy mud huts, bright ...

I do, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

I do

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. They had just saved my life. What can I say? I will go back to South Africa, to Coffee Bay, and my greatest wish is to find those boys, maybe talk about what happened and thank them again, from the bottom of ...

Gone Feral, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Gone Feral

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... in an area known as the "Transkei". We have been told it would be a little different to what we had already seen in South Africa and wouldn't be anything like we are used to and it certainly was different! The road to Coffee Bay had potholes all through ...

feverish dreams and magic, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

feverish dreams and magic

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Four weeks I have spent in South Africa and many stories to tell, but not now, not yet, and maybe not here. So for the moment just an update for family and friends.  . After 5 days I left East London, thankful for the warm welcome, as always, ...

mdumbi, Mdumbi, South Africa travel blog

mdumbi

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... 't exist and I was left stranded. Been trying to sort things out for the past 12 days, landed in Mdumbi, not far from Coffee Bay, where there seemed to be possibilities .However, I just found out chances are slim. Not that the community can't do with ...

kill the bastards, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

kill the bastards

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... meaning, the crashing of the waves, the screaming of the children, the brightness of the light, everything irritates me. I desperately want to leave Coffee Bay, as if that might lift some kind of spell, but to go where I want to go a 4 by 4 is required. ...

tick bite fever, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

tick bite fever

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... I am feeling a lot better and hope to make plans again tomorrow.   It is the second time I have been ill in South Africa and both times I have felt some kind of uncomfortableness surround it. I don't think people are uncaring but it is as ...

cut a log and carve a boat, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

cut a log and carve a boat

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... the whole racket. Tomorrow on to Bulungula. Walking? No way, it's shuttles and stuff again. There I'll spend my last days on the Wild Coast. So just a few more South Africa entries to go and that'll be the end of it. Bear with me, please.......:) ...

a toss of the dice, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

a toss of the dice

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... .'  I didn't. I went on to Mthatha, the Shell station I have now come to terms with, and boarded the shuttle to Coffee Bay, fretting. Aware time was running out, wanting to ward off that feeling, I had panicked, undecided I bought the ticket on ...

two cool guides and the art of sharing, Hluleka, South Africa travel blog

two cool guides and the art of sharing

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... be a lot of extra weight to carry' I thought, but I needn't have worried. That night we had the best meal I ever had in South Africa, beautifully cooked, as his grandma taught him. And when I say 'we' I don't mean just these 2 guys and myself, but anyone ...

Coffee Bay, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Coffee Bay

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... I'll shut up about Africa. For the time being, for I am determined to go back next year. And yes, Clédat first. I got the message - some of you like that better. We'll see - lets say goodbye to South Africa first. Or au revoir - I like that better :) ...

The Kraal - where nothing is what it seems, Coffee Bay (Mpande but its not on the map), South Africa travel blog

The Kraal - where nothing is what it seems

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... would get my money back. I begged them to leave the poor man alone, and they tutted, saying I didn't understand the ways of South Africa - it would never have happened to them. Ha! Next day Derrek has to go shopping in Mthatha. He is not looking forward ...

Coffee Bay - Chilling between Xmas and New Year, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Coffee Bay - Chilling between Xmas and New Year

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... but it was an amazing drive! As we got onto the road to Coffee Bay we could have been back in Kenya not in the modern South Africa we have come to no! This whole area is Xhosa, and there are thatched huts everywhere, the beach is really pretty and its ...

Coffee Bay - Transkei, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Coffee Bay - Transkei

A travel blog entry by myjob

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I was recommended Bomvu Backpackers on many occasions. If you are interested in relaxing (but being close to the party at Coffee Shack) it is the place to be. Bomvu is situated on the bank of the Red River (Wild Coast) and is surrounded by beautiful ...

4 dogs, several cows and the Indian Ocean, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

4 dogs, several cows and the Indian Ocean

A travel blog entry by cdrewitz

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... minds were free to come up with ideas for entertainment, probably not the best freedom for two hitchhiking, wandering travellers in South Africa. I was presented with a most tempting proposition. "Want to hop on a minibus and see where it takes us?" ...

Still here in coffee bay this is really the ..., Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Still here in coffee bay this is really the ...

A travel blog entry by benzlife

Still here in Coffee Bay. This is really the sort of place I could end up staying months or even years although I doubt my liver would appreciate it. As it is Alex and I are leaving Fletch tommorow and starting 4 days worth of travelling that will see us ...

Maiden Voyage of Tirimasu (the Combi), Coffee bay, South Africa travel blog

Maiden Voyage of Tirimasu (the Combi)

A travel blog entry by camo

... ... more of a meal than a drink. We mostly camped in National Parks but also managed a couple of nights in Coffee Bay, a more developed backpacker location ('reggae' bars, children selling shell necklaces, bungy jumping in the locality ...).  ...

A festival, a hike and a lost camera, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

A festival, a hike and a lost camera

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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The Baz Bus picked us up at about 7am on Thursday morning. We arrived to Mthatha at about 2pm. We had planned to go to Coffee Bay which meant being dropped by the Baz Bus in Mthatha and the hostel sending a shuttle bus to meet the Baz Bus to drive us the ...

4x4 Mission up the Wild Coast, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

4x4 Mission up the Wild Coast

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

A group of us have rented a 4x4 vehicle for a week to explore up the remote section of the Wild Coast from Coffee Bay to Durban.   Aptly named, the Wild Coast has little to no road network, and stretches of untamed coastline left open for ...

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... 2 km (1.2 mi.) from our hotel.  We end up at Raptor’s View, a pub/hotel run by a married couple from South Africa.  The place is loaded with antiques from England and the pub is well stocked with all the South African beers, wines and ...

Kickin it Leo Style.., Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Kickin it Leo Style..

A travel blog entry by natecropp

... enclaves to have fires or do what ever you wanted. Excellent music was constantly streaming out of the bar too, which is nice, as South Africa has the worst radio stations on the planet. It's as if their DJ's have been locked in a closet with nothing ...

hiking the Mapuzi trail, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

hiking the Mapuzi trail

A travel blog entry by templei

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... . Day two hike to MApuzi (r30), bat caves, little pool, cliff jump into sea, everyone bottled except me, then river cliff jump, pat took about 20mins to jump the 7ishm one! Then back to coffee shack to party before private party at afritude mans ...

Coffee shack, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Coffee shack

A travel blog entry by peskymonkey

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Everybody says you visit coffee bay for a few nights and end up staying for a week, or maybe a month... i think one couple even stayed there for 40 years after going there on holiday..... It was a 5 or 6 hour drive to Coffee Bay on the wild coast. We ...

It's been a full week since my last update ..., Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

It's been a full week since my last update ...

A travel blog entry by benzlife

... as they give you loads of leg room. If anyone else is gonna do SA, rent a car. We've now been here in Coffee Bay for 2 niughts. It's fa and away the most interestin place we've stayed. It's situated in Transkeei which is where the XHjosa people ...

The Kraal + PSJ, Mpande, Transkei, South Africa travel blog

The Kraal + PSJ

A travel blog entry by kwant

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On up the coast with the Baz Bus, where we were picked up by a south african called Dillon who runs 'The Kraal' backpackers in the Xhosa Transkei. It is an AMAZING place! the ultimate place to just chill-out set on the ocean with lush hills and jungle, ...

Update from Africa, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Update from Africa

A travel blog entry by rebedin06

... . The x is pronounced as a click with your tongue hitting the roof of your mouth. This is one of the poorest areas in South Africa, but is is such a beautiful place. The projects are going well as they are working together with the local chiefs and the ...

party on, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

party on

A travel blog entry by doerty_die

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... dem dorf getanzt :)u in der ecke bzw. an der wand saß ein huhn auf ihrem ei u hat die sache beobachtet. dielandschaft um coffee bay war herrlich. hügel an hügel und dazwischen kleine runde häuschen die zum dorf gehörten. wir haben eine wanderung zum ...

The Gang Joins an African Drum Circle, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

The Gang Joins an African Drum Circle

A travel blog entry by kickthrough

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... and we had a party. Everyone at the bar felt the need to buy all of us drinks, including our favorite character from Coffee Bay- Stoner Cook Girl, who was all hippied out. We discovered our favorite drink- the springbok shot which is half peppermint ...

Beautiful Coffee Bay!, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Beautiful Coffee Bay!

A travel blog entry by lauraclark

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... didnt like the water when it started to kick and then sat down in the middle of the lagoon, it was very funny!! I left Coffee bay yesterday and after a brief overnight rest stop in Port Elizabeth last night, I arrived in Jeffreys bay about an hour ago. ...

The Wild Coast - Coffee Bay, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

The Wild Coast - Coffee Bay

A travel blog entry by sanjohnno

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Hey! howz it people!? Spent 2 great nights in Coffee Bay on the wild coast! Its a backpackers on a beach in the middle of nowhere basically! Mets loads of folk who were all up for a laugh and a beer. We played BUFFALLO so were not allowed to put our ...

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