The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast, the home of Nelson Mandela and once known as the Kingdom of Transkei, is a vast stretch of rolling green hills dotted with colourful rondavels and farming communities that drop steeply into the Indian Ocean.  During our journey from Durban to Cape Town we spent a week riding through this stunning part of South Africa.

 

 Standing underneath Waterfall Bluff, one of the many waterfalls along The WIld Coast that drops straight into the ocean.

Standing underneath Waterfall Bluff, one of the many waterfalls along The WIld Coast that drops straight into the ocean.

 Bongani, our host for our time in Cutwini.

Bongani, our host for our time in Cutwini.

 Our home while staying with Bongani and his family.

Our home while staying with Bongani and his family.

 Bongani's wife, Thozama.

Bongani's wife, Thozama.

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 Thozama

Thozama

 Mbotyi beach.

Mbotyi beach.

 Children of the village didn't pass up the opportunity of a quick ride back to their house.

Children of the village didn't pass up the opportunity of a quick ride back to their house.

 Bulungula.

Bulungula.

 On the first day one of the canvas panniers slipped over the back of the exhaust, only to blow a great hole through it that melted everything that could possibly melt. A quick welding job later, we had guards built onto the rack to make sure it didn't happen again!

On the first day one of the canvas panniers slipped over the back of the exhaust, only to blow a great hole through it that melted everything that could possibly melt. A quick welding job later, we had guards built onto the rack to make sure it didn't happen again!

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 A storm rolls in across the village of  Tshani.

A storm rolls in across the village of Tshani.

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April 2016

With Zoë Wakefield

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