The Transkei Wild Coast remains a destination so many people would like to visit but know so little about and do not want to attempt on their own, which is a wise and safe decision. Being in a group, led by a seasoned guide, will give anyone peace of mind as there is always safety in numbers when overlanding. Cederberg 4x4 will be hosting an eight-night overland adventure, visiting some of the most popular and well-known destinations in the Transkei between Kei Mouth and Coffee Bay.

Only our rendezvous in Morgan’s Bay will be a one-night stop. At all three the other destinations on the Transkei Wild Coast trip we will spend at least two nights at each, ensuring you have enough time to enjoy the amenities or explore the surrounding area, either by foot or in your vehicle. Like most remote and off-the-beaten-track destinations that will be encountered during our visit to the Transkei Wild Coast, it is always a safe option to join a group led by a guide with good knowledge of the area, ensuring a safe passage and using reputable camps with acceptable ablution facilities.
Trennerys, situated only 30km from the Kei River mouth, will be our first destination having crossed the Kei River into the Transkei. Here we will set camp for three nights. Do not be deceived by the distance as the roads we plan to travel will take you to amazingly beautiful places, while testing your 4x4 driving and negotiating skills, before enjoying a late lunch at Trennerys. Over lunch many photos and comments about the morning’s activities will be shared by all. No visit to Trennerys will be complete without a visit to the wreck (remains) of the Jacaranda, one of many ships that ran aground on the Transkei Wild Coast, making it their final resting place. The wreck is situated between Mount Point and Cherry’s Point and has deteriorated very fast over the last five years from the onslaught and fury of the Indian Ocean and environmental factors. We will also visit the well-known “The Gates” and “Nongqawuse’s Pool” during our stay. These are must-visit places when in the area.
Dwesa Nature Reserve is a two-night stop where participants will have the opportunity to drive through the reserve or go to the mouth of the Mbashe River. Here small boats can transport you to the opposite bank of the Mbashe river where a lunch can be enjoyed at The Haven Hotel before returning to camp. This option has proven to be very popular with participants. Alternatively, you might choose to relax at the camp, hike in the reserve, enjoy long walks on pristine white beaches or go fishing just outside the reserve.   
Our final destination of the Wild Coast trip is Coffee Bay where we will set camp for two nights. An early arrival will ensure you have enough time to explore the town and the many places of interest. The following day we will visit the well-known Hole-in-the-Wall. An optional light lunch can be considered at the popular White Clay Resort, offering amazing views, before returning to the tranquillity of the camp. This will be our last evening together before we have to say our good-byes the following morning and head home.



All information supplied is given in good faith by Cederberg 4x4 and compiled from the latest information available at the time.  The activities, as indicated, are subject to change without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Cederberg 4x4 or the guide.

Vehicles : Only vehicles with low range capabilities can be accommodated.
Trailers  : Off-Road Caravans and Trailers CAN be accommodated on this trip.
Nearest Towns  : Morgan Bay and Coffee Bay.
Guide     : Coenie Moll.
WHERE:  Morgan’s Bay Hotel campsite just south of the Kei River Mouth.
DATE: Saturday 26 October 2024.
TIME: Arrive any time during the day. Please plan your driving time to arrive not later than 17h00.
Respect your fellow participants and be on time.


The rendezvous will be at Morgan’s Bay Hotel campsite.  The campsite is at the local hotel where we will meet and set camp under the trees, on green grass, on the bank of the river. Follow the N2 past East London and take the R349 turnoff to Kei Mouth and Morgan’s Bay.

DESTINATION 1 – (Arrive Saturday 26 Oct – Depart Sunday 27 Oct (1 x night)


The campsite situated at the mouth of the Qhora River in Morgan’s Bay is the rendezvous for the Transkei overland adventure. The large trees in the camp offer sufficient shade for the grass covered campsites, each with their own power and water point. Please announce your arrival with the guide. Allow yourself enough time to visit some of the many beautiful and well-known places in that area. You might even spoil yourself and enjoy a lunch at the Morgan’s Bay Hotel. A communal evening braai will be enjoyed, while participants get to know one another around the fire.

DESTINATION 2 – (Arrive Sunday 27 Oct – Depart Wednesday 30 Oct (3 x nights)


After enjoying breakfast and breaking camp we will head for the well-known Morgan’s Bay Cliffs. These dolerite cliffs drop nearly vertically, 50 meters into the ocean below and extend for approximately 4 kilometres to the Double Mouth Nature Reserve offering spectacular views. Our next stop will be at the ferry where we will cross the Kei River into the Transkei and Head for Trennerys where we will set camp for three nights. In the afternoon participants will be able to enjoy the beauty of the beach and all the amenities the lodge has to offer. During the following two days we will visit the wreck of the Jacaranda where a picnic lunch will be enjoyed, visit the well-known “The Gates” and “Nongqawuse’s Pool”. The last day will be a day at leisure where you might choose to visit a local village where a craft market provides opportunities for locals to sell their goods or visit Seagulls restaurant, a well-known landmark of the area. A further option would be to spend time at the lodge and enjoy all the amenities on offer.


DESTINATION 3 – (Arrive Wednesday 30 Oct  – Depart Friday 1 Nov (2 x nights)
Dwesa Nature Reserve is always a popular destination when visiting the Transkei Wild Coast where we will spend two nights. A lunch-time arrival will ensure that enough afternoon leisure time is available to either relax at the camp, spend time on the beach or hike in the reserve. The following day an optional drive through the reserve or to the mouth of the Mbashe River where small boats will transport you across the river to enjoy a light lunch at the well-known Haven Hotel. This has always been a popular activity in the past and enjoyed by all.
DESTINATION 4 – (Arrive Friday 1 Nov – Depart Sunday 3 Nov (2 x nights)
At Coffee Bay, our last destination of the Transkei Wild Coast overland adventure, we will spend two nights. This town is by far one of the most popular destinations for most people when visiting the Transkei Wild Coast. Enough time will be on hand to explore the town and its many curious stalls and eateries. The following day we will visit The Hole-in-the-Wall, a definite highlight of the trip. You can choose the amount of time spent at Hole-in-the-Wall before returning to the camp. This will be the last evening of the trip before we have to say our good-byes the next morning.

We suggest you refuel all vehicles in either East London or King Williams Town before heading for Morgan’s Bay. If available fuel can be topped up in Kei Mouth before crossing the river into the Transkei.
Everyone must be totally self-sufficient for the duration of this Transkei Wild Coast trip.
This excursion is offered as a camping trip; everyone must be equipped accordingly.
All the campsites we will be using during the Transkei Wild Coast trip offer ablution facilities that will vary from rustic to top class.

  • WATER - is available at all the campsites we plan to use.
  • DRINKING WATER - Always advisable to bring own drinking water on trips.
  • ICE – Ensure you have enough ice for personal use.
  • ELECTRICITY – Not all campsites we will be using during the Transkei trip offers electricity.
  • Bring long electric extension leads to reach some of the power points at the camps.
  • WOOD - Each vehicle is required to always carry at least 2 x bags of wood. Consider bringing dry wood from home as the wood bought the Eastern Cape and Transkei are wet and difficult to burn.
  • Consider carrying charcoal as well as wood.
  • Bring black bags. What we take in, we take out.
  • A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite. 
  • Only one fire permitted for the group.
  • Consider bringing a portable braai to be used in the communal braai area.
  • The days could be warm and the nights cooler. Pack clothing accordingly.
  • Always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
  • Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
  • Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles.
  • Quiet running generators permitted on this trip.
  • All vehicles and Off-road trailers must be in sound mechanical condition.
  • Always have your spare keys with you.
  • Recovery points fitted to the front and rear on your vehicle are a prerequisite.
  • Your own Kinetic/recovery strap and 2 x shackles will be advisable.
  • A tyre pump and tyre pressure gauge will be required to deflate/inflate tyres. Pack where accessible.  
  • Carry a fire extinguisher that is easily accessible in the event of an emergency.   
  • Always carry your personal medical kit. Pack where accessible.
  • All other recovery equipment will be supplied.

Communication between participating vehicles on the Transkei Meander is important for many reasons.  It ensures the safety of drivers, passengers and vehicles while on the adventure, where drivers can communicate with one another as regards to their location and situation, not to mention the interesting information that is shared with participants.  The fun part is the many interesting stories that are shared among participants during the long distances we need to travel to enjoy the great outdoors.
NB:  We require all 4x4 vehicles that don’t have a 29MHz two-way radio, HIRE one from Cederberg 4x4 at a nominal fee of R600-00 for this Adventure.
Should you be hiring a 29MHz radio, please ensure that your lighter socket is working.  If you intend running more than one item from the lighter socket, ensure to have double adapter handy as well as spare fuses.
NB:  If your vehicle is fitted with a 29MHz radio, please make sure that channels 1, 14, 15 and 23 are open and working for this excursion.  
Should you wish to make a once-off investment and purchase a 29MHz radio, we have negotiated a special deal for all Cederberg 4x4 participants.  For more information, contact Coenie on 022 492 2040


  • Ferry fares at the Kei River crossing.
  • Two-way radio hire from Cederberg 4x4.
  • Any additional activities or optional meals
  • Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating and guide fees.
  • All camping fees as per the agenda for the trip.
COST (South African Residents)
R4750-00 per adult.
R4750-00 per child 13yrs and older.
R2150-00 per child 4 – 12 yrs.
FREE – Children 3yrs and younger.
R600-00 Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio. 
Should you wish to join us on this excursion, please contact Coenie via E-mail to obtain the booking form.
  • We can only accommodate a maximum of 10 vehicles on this excursion. 
  • This Cederberg 4x4 excursion is subject to a minimum of 5 x vehicles.
  • All bookings are made on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Reference on all BANK EFT POP (proof of payments) – Your Surname / Trip Name / Date.
       Example of reference – Scott/Trans/Oct24.
  • Cederberg 4x4 will only confirm your booking upon receipt of your completed and signed booking form together with your POP (proof of payment) of a 50% deposit for the number of people as per your booking form.
  • Cederberg 4x4 requires your POP (proof of payment) for the total outstanding amount for the trip and two-way radio hire if applicable on or before Wednesday 9 October 2024.
  • Your completed and signed booking form binds you to the conditions on page one and two.
  • Should you wish to cancel or withdraw from this trip after returning your completed and signed booking form together with your BANK EFT POP (proof of payment) to Cederberg 4x4, you will be required to find a replacement before any credits or refunds will be considered.
  • Should you not arrive at the rendezvous to partake in this excursion or choose to leave the excursion before it officially ends, you will not be entitled to any refund. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT COENIE on 022 492 2040 or Cell / WhatsApp 083 675 6194


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  26 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2024