Quick Facts: Coffee Bay
- The small village of Coffee Bay is located on the spectacular Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
- Rustic hotels, lodges and bars
- Beautiful beaches
- This legendary little coastal village received its name in 1893 when a ship full of coffee beans ran aground here
- This scenic region offers many great hiking trails that surround Coffee Bay
- ‘Hole in the Wall’: a spectacular rock with a huge hole
- Spear fishing
- Shell collecting
- Scuba diving
- Horse riding
- Hluleka Nature Reserve
Distance to Airport: 108 km
Distance to City: 20 km
Introducing Coffee Bay
South Africa's small village of Coffee Bay is located on the spectacular Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape Province.
Featuring rustic hotels, lodges and bars all of which are within walking distance of each other, the small village of Coffee Bay has a very unique and charming ambience. The beautiful beaches make for the perfect place to enjoy a variety of activities while the coastal forest invites visitors for exploration.
This legendary little coastal village of South Africa received its name in 1893 when a ship full of coffee beans ran aground here.
Though some of the beans did take root, none survived in the salty soil. Still, the legend of the shipwreck was enough to leave its mark for centuries to come and today the bay is still named after this event.
This scenic region offers many great hiking trails that surround Coffee Bay.
The spectacular ‘Hole in the Wall’ which has a huge hole that has been scored neatly into a cliff which juts out into the sea is a must see attraction while in Coffee Bay.One of the most striking features of Coffee Bay is the relaxed atmosphere which pervades the place.
Meals are usually enjoyed outdoors and open-air lounges are a popular feature in most hotels and lodges.
During the day visitors can choose between hiking, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, surfing, spear fishing, shell collecting, scuba diving, horse riding and golf. Coffee Bay is easily reached by tarred road from the N2. The trip to the village is also picturesque and adds further allure to the experience.
A misty, untouched bay in the heart of the Wild Coast, Coffee Bay offers excellent fishing as well as spectacular walks through coastal bush that is full of bird life. Various hiking trails abound around the area, the famous Wild Coast Hiking Trail being one.
Hluleka Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape (South Africa)
The Hluleka Nature Reserve is a scenic reserve of majestic beauty located between Coffee Bay and Port St Johns.
Rocky seahores, endless beaches, lagoons and evergreen forests support a large bird and wildlife population.
There is excellent fishing from a coastline often visited by dolphins and whales. A large saltmarsh is home to the Cape clawless Otter.