Coffee Bay - Transkei
Trip Start Oct 01, 2004
121Trip End Ongoing
The Bay itself is not that large but is stunning. It is hugged by a huge cliff with a perfect rural setting in the background. On the hills you can watch Xhosa people in traditional dress herding there sheep.
In the morning I was always up to join in a Yoga class or just some yoga on the beach
At night Bomvu comes alive with traditional Xhosa dancers and some excellent drummers. I decided to join in and learn a few traditional beats myself. However, I was unable to get the dancing down. I don't think it is possible for my butt in such a manner. It was really nothing short of a miracle to see them move.
Bomvu was where I feel in love with Xhosa food. One evening we went to a traditional Xhosa Headsman dinner. There was traditional dancing, singing, drumming, wonderful food and fantastic Xhosa bread. If you are heading this way, I recommend you pass on the surfing and dive straight in to the traditions.