Hole in the Wall Hotel and Backpackers
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Located in the Eastern Cape ( The old Transkei ) near Coffee Bay on the wild coast this place was difficult to find but well worth the visit. We found ourselves on dirt roads for over an hour with very few signposts.The countyside was dotted with mud huts ( Rondovals ) many painted in bright colours. The children ran up to the car and always asked for sweets.
An early breakfast, a quick border crossing and a very long drive. As you cannot stop the truck on the side of the road, we eventually pulled into an abandoned train station called Ugie Station for lunch. During lunch a few drops of rain began to fall. We quickly packed the truck and were back o the road towards Umtata, where we hoped to visit the …
Up early in the morning to use the internet. Although I was told it would be up and running by 8:30, this did not happen and there was no internet at all during our two nights at the Hole in the Wall Hotel. The hotel complex is fenced in and there is a guard at the gate. For the first time on the trip we feel completely separate from the community …
... of farm buildings in between.
The hostel is right on the beach; good gardens, hammocks, and of course free coffee. Immediately I meet a nice man called Rick who shows me a few of his magic tricks and then offers to take me fishing. I accept and we stroll out to the bluff. I've decided I quite enjoy fishing, mainly because it offers opportunity for ...
Not really Coffee Bay but google maps couldn't find Nqileni Village for the beautiful Bulungula! Highlights: the amazing bulungula, worth the 5 hr drive! Jack randomly making me stop and then ending up giving 3 locals a lift home! Our thatched rondelova hut, the rocket showers, yummy local lunches and dinners, the peace&quiet for 2 days! Dolphins in the waves and actually making it there and back in the ...
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- Free parking