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

Day 1: Port St Johns to Madakeni > Day 2: Madakeni to Tsweleni > Day 3: Tsweleni to Hluleka > Day 4: Hluleka to Tshani > Day 5: Tshani to Coffee Bay

Day 4: Hluleka to Tshani

After breakfast in Hluleka Village, you have an early morning river crossing of the Mthakatye River with a rowing boat. You have lunch at Mngcibe Beach, where you will have lunch and be able to take a swim. After crossing the Mdumbi River (by boat, wading or swimming - depending on how adventurous you feel), you have a break at Mdumbi Backpackers, which is famous for its surfing lessons (run by Herman van Zyl and Johan) and community projects such as HIV Awareness campaigns. Mdumbi has been voted Best Beach in South Africa on numerous occasions. You then continue on to your village-based accommodation in Tshani Village, which is 20 minute's walk from Mdumbi Backpackers.

Early morning on the Wild Coast Hike Stunning Wild Coast scenery Hikers walking through indigenous forest
Boarding a ferry Rowing across the Mthatha River One of the Wild Coast's pristine beaches
Traversing a rocky section Seabirds on the Wild Coast Wild Coast Hike - Day 4 - walking down to the seashore
Relaxing at a backpackers Drinks at the end of the days hike The Wild Coast has many rivers
Having tea and coffee A Wild Coast backpackers Wild Coast Hike - Day 4 - 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.