With rolling hills that drop dramatically into wild empty beaches, vast vistas and big skies, this section of South Africa’s coastline is just as its name implies: wild. And it’s wonderful. Stretching from the Great Kei River in the south, up to the Mtamvuna River in the north, you’ll find untamed beaches that are over 15km long. You can hike to secret coves and bays, and wander through lush coastal forests. Communities in this part of South Africa, the homeland of the Xhosa people, are warm and welcoming; and the hostels and hotels dotted along the Wild Coast have become firm favourites with so many travellers, both local and international. If you have an adventurous spirit or a yearning to be in wide, open spaces, you will be very, very happy here.