Wild Coast Pop-Up Camp
During 2019 the Wild Coast Pop-Up Camp will run twice; March and June / July.
First Camp – 15th March 2019 until 30th March 2019.
Second Camp – 21st June 2019 until 13th July 2019.
If you have had the good fortune of visiting the wild coast before, you can skip this paragraph, as it is just likely to explain what you already know. If not, this is a place characterized by rolling grass-covered hills dotted with traditional Xhosa dwellings. Vast open spaces drop-off into the deep blue, and warm Indian ocean. It is also a fisherman’s paradise, as the shad and many other fish are in abundance as they pursue the sardines during their annual migration.
Where is the camp?
Located at the Mapuzi River Mouth, just north of Coffee Bay along South Africa’s wild coast.
What to do at the camp?
Guests typically; hike, swim, fish, cycle, boat, explore the surrounding area etc. Guests are most welcome to bring along your own boat, kayaks etc. For the keen fisherman we are happy to arrange a gilly with local knowledge and expertise, and for those who wish to explore the area, we can arrange for a guide to immerse you in local culture.
GUIDED ACTIVITIES; snorkeling, spear fishing, kayaking, ocean kayak fishing, 4×4 excursions.
What does it cost?
R 1390.00 – PER PERSON PER NIGHT (SHARING)*.
R 735.00 – PER CHILD PER NIGHT – MAX 3 (U16 SHARING)*.
*DISCOUNTED RATES ARE AVAILABLE OVER CERTAIN DATES WHILST ALLOCATED TENTS LAST, SHOULD YOUR TRAVEL DATES BE A LITTLE FLEXIBLE.
Based on our luxury twin safari tent, including an English breakfast & buffet dinner.
- Linen, towels and amenities.
- English breakfast.
- Buffet dinner.
- Teas and coffees with meals.
- Tea and coffee wake-up service.
- All drinks.
- Fees associated with any activities – typically guide fees.
- Optional picnic lunches available for guests who do not wish to leave the camp.
What to bring
- Swimming towels.
- Head torch.
- Sun screen and hats.
- Whilst there is a limited selection of drinks at the camp, you are also most welcome to bring your own along.
The closest significant airport is East London, and one would comfortably allow for a 4 hour drive to the camp. The camp is approximately 75 minutes by vehicle from Mtata. Whilst the majority of the route to the camp is easily manageable with a regular sedan, the last 2 km’s is best suited to a high clearance vehicle at least and easy with a 4×4.
It is important to arrive at the camp during daylight hours since the last section is a little slow-gowing.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is it safe? – During the past 4 years and after 6 camps neither our guests nor crew have experienced any form of threatening experience of any sort.
2. Is fuel available in Coffee Bay? – There is no fuel available in Coffee Bay, the nearest petrol/diesel station is approximately 17km from the camp.
3. What options are available for lunches? – There are many facilities between Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall where one can have lunch.
4. Is there ice available at the camp? – We regret there is no ice available at the camp. Ice is available in Coffee Bay.
5. Can the camp be reached by car? – Whilst we have had guests get to and from the camp in a sedan, we would not reccomend attempting this. A high clearance vehicle at very least is essential.
Tent Types & Configurations
Twin Safari Tent
The twin safari tent can accommodate 2 adults in twin beds.
Triple Safari Tent
The triple safari tent can accommodate 2 adults in twin beds and one child under 16 on a stretcher bed.
Family Safari Tent
The family safari tent can accommodate 2 adults in twin beds and 2 children under 16 on stretcher beds.
Large Family Safari Tent
The large family safari tent can accommodate 2 adults in twin beds and 3 children under 16 on stretcher beds.