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TravelPod Member ReviewsBomvu Backpackers Coffee Bay
the place looks tired it needs a face lift. The owner and workers are lovely but not satisfied with a few things. Our food was eaten out of the fridge and they didnt do anything about it, we booked tours the night before but when we went at the time requested they still hadnt booked anything and had to ring around (occured more than once). Room was nice.
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... friends and relatives. After staying at Jon and Elia's on Sunday night, and saying good bye to Johan and Monique (as well as baby Kara), we hit the road. It was a struggle to say bye to so many good friends, and also to keep the tears at the bay. Luckily it was very dusty in the car so they weren't actually tears, rather a reaction to the dust.... Sort of. Good byes are always hard, but we can look back on a ...
... again very yummy and dessert was a caramel cheesecake which went down a treat :)! I definitely found that Coffee Bay is a place to be enjoyed in the sunshine as everything you do is outdoors and looks far more beautiful without rain to spoil it! Everyone there is very friendly and despite all the weed which bugged me in the beginning you quickly realise you will only really enjoy yourself if you relax, ignore it, take everyone with a pinch of salt and just laugh...T.I.A ...
... following day. I woke up early the following morning for an amazing sunrise and hiked around the beach until the shuttle left at 11am.
Dave, an South African ex-pro surfer and owner of the hostel gave us the ride back to Mthatha. He shared his travel advice for other parts of Africa and we also swapped stories about Encinitas, CA (he surfed Swami's with Rob Machado back in the day, crazy small world). Next up, making my way to Chinsta/Cinsta.
... Jim said to me, ‘where is my money belt?’. We got out of the car, tore apart our luggage, searching high and low. He had no memory of where it might be so we drove back to the lodge, walked the 500 meters and scoured our tent and the area unsuccessfully. How could we possibly have made it this long on our trip and then less than two weeks before we return home, we lose a passport and other important documents?!
Just as we were feeling ...
... to dump undesirables.
The Wild Coast stretches 350km from East London to Port Edward. Dotted along its coast are tiny Xhosa settlements with the occasional holiday resort or backpacker hostel. The region has a rugged coast with cliffs plunging into the sea and remote coves sheltering sandy beaches. The coast has seen many shipwrecks and stranded sailors. The N2 highway from East London to Durban stays 50-100km inland. Access to the coast from the highway ...