Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Mthatha

Nelson Mandela Museum

Set aside at least two hours for this inspiring museum right in the centre. It offers visitors a fascinating journey through the life of Nelson Mandela. There are four rooms that contain a mix of memorabilia, photog…
Nature Reserve in Port St Johns

Silaka Nature Reserve

This small reserve, 6km south of Port St Johns, is worth a visit if you want to soak up the stunning scenery. It runs from Second Beach past Third Beach to Sugarloaf Rock, near the estuary where the Gxwaleni River f…
Nature Reserve in The Wild Coast

Dwesa Nature Reserve

One of South Africa's most remote and beautiful reserves, Dwesa Nature Reserve blends lush forests, winding rivers, open grassland and rugged coastline, with walking trails and wildlife including buffaloes, zebras, …
Nature Reserve in The Wild Coast

Hluleka Nature Reserve

Approximately midway between Coffee Bay and Port St Johns, this nature reserve is known for its spectacular coastline of rocky seashores, pristine beaches and lagoons, as well as evergreen forests and grassy hilltop…
Nature Reserve in Pondoland

Mkambati Nature Reserve

North of Mbotyi and 30km south of Port Edward lies this breathtaking (and largely underrated) reserve, which encompasses 77 sq km of grassland, dotted with forest and flanked by the Msikaba and Mtentu River Gorges –…
Wildlife Reserve in Chintsa

Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve

The private Inkwenkwezi is well worth a visit (or a stay). It's beautiful, upmarket, well organised and features the Big Five (although the elephants and lions are kept separately) and five biomes. In addition to wi…
Beach in Port St Johns

Second Beach

Second Beach is Port St Johns's heart and soul. Locals come to this idyllic stretch of sand to while away the hot days and party as the sun goes down. Wandering down to the shallows for a paddle and spotting Nguni c…
Viewpoint in Port St Johns

Mt Thesiger

Just north of the town centre on the banks of the Mzimvubu River, a sealed road (Concrete Rd) climbs to this favourite sunset spot – a flat-topped hill with a disused airstrip and one of the more spectacular views o…
Village in The Wild Coast

Qunu

The roadside village of Qunu is the home town of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who grew up here in the 1920s. The area has yet to fully capitalise on its famous son, but it's worth a stop to get a sense of the great ma…