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Kob Inn Hotel

KOB INN - the perfect family destination

Mazeppa Bay Hotel

MAZEPPA BAY HOTEL - luxury accommodation

Seagulls hotel

SEAGULLS HOTEL - the rustic choice


The Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa is a beautiful rugged piece of coastline. It got its name not from the size of its waves, but from the number of ships that met an unfortunate fate on the rocky outcrops. This region used to be called “Transkei” – it was a former homeland of the Xhosa people in the previous dispensation.

The stretch of coast between the Kei River Mouth and the Qora River Mouth is serenely beautiful. Most of it falls within protected area – explaining the pristine and unspoilt beauty. Here you can find a rich cultural heritage, many activities, miles of unspoilt beaches where you can walk, collect shells and swim in the warm Indian ocean.

“Qora” means “steep place” – you can see why the locals decided on this name because of the steep rocky gorge. The area around Qora Mouth is very rural. You will be able to see mud huts and cattle grazing. This is one of the most beautiful seaside hamlets along the Wild Coast. Only 4 km inland you can find the “pool of prophecy” where Nongqawuse received a message from ancestral spirits – ultimately leading to great tragedy and famine.

There is also the Khaya La Bantu Xhosa Cultural Village where you will be introduced to the rich cultural heritage of the Xhosa by Mama Tofu. Taste Mqomboti, enjoy dances and stick fighting and end with a traditional Xhosa meal.

If you want to reach Qora Mouth from the East London side, you get to travel via pontoon ferry. You can travel up the Qora River via motorboat or canoe – you’ll be amazed at the number of bird species and the steep cliffs. The Qora Mouth is also a great fishing spot – either sea or river fishing.

Around the Qora Mouth you can find excellent accommodation such as Kob Inn and the Seagulls Hotel. Both of these are family-friendly, making it possible to have a family seaside holiday to remember.