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The start of day 3 of the hike, with typical Wild Coast scenery

The Wild Coast Hike - Port St Johns to Coffee Bay - A Day-By-Day Storyboard

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Day 3: Tsweleni to Hluleka

Day three's hike leads through the undulating hills of Ginqi to the Mnenu River. After lunch, the hike continues to Hluleka Nature Reserve. The lunch break is at Hluleka beach, where you can recharge yourself by taking a swim. You reach the village where you are to stay the night in early evening. After dinner, traditional dancing is performed by young schoolgirls on request.

Sunrise on the Wild Coast Waking up in a Xhosa hut Hikers having breakfast
Cows on the beach - only seen on the Wild Coast Wild Coast Hike - Day 3: the beach Hiking up the Wild Coast's steep hills
A rural store Hluleka Nature Reserve's front gate Typical road on the Wild Coast
Xhosa children dancing A hiker meeting a Pondo woman Hikers having fun at the overnight accommodation
Pondo children singin for hikers The Wild Coast has a very rocky coastline Wild Coast Hike - Day 3 statistics
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Looking for Port St Johns accommodation? The Lodge On The Beach is situated right at the start of the trail.
Hungry? Wood 'n Spoon is a favourite Port St Johns restaurant, situated on the beach and offering fresh seafood, steaks and more.
Bamba Lodge offers Port St Johns accommodation ideally suited to fishermen, being situated on the banks of the Mzimvubu River, close to all the famous riverside angling spots.
With exclusive bankside access to the deepest point on the Mzimvubu, Purple Indigo is another self-catering establishment offering Port St Johns accommodation for anglers, and is situated at The Gates, 5km from the town centre.