Coffee Bay is one of the Wild Coast’s biggest icons and is known for its spectacular surroundings — rock-faced cliffs, rolling hills, and beautiful white sand beaches -, relaxed atmosphere, alternative lifestyle and backpacker culture. The town overlooks a kilometer long beach perfect for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing. The rocky area off the beach’s southern point is home to one of the few consistent surf spots on the Wild Coast. This rock formation is also responsible for some great fishing, feeding the locals and tourists alike. Along the beach you can also find crisscrossed trails that lead to beautiful scenic views through the local villages. You can hike over one of the 3 rivers that empty into the sea of Coffee Bay. You’ll also find secluded beaches along the coastline, or beautiful views up in the hills. Either way, Coffee Bay is not short on it’s hiking adventures. Beyond surfing, fishing, and hiking, the area also offers quad rides, massages, live music, great food and drinks, you name it! The famous Hole in the Wall is also just down the road.
The area got it’s name from a barge that crashed and dumped coffee beans into the bay. These same coffee beans washed up on the shore and germinated, growing coffee trees in the area. Although there are none of these trees left, the name has such stuck. Speak to a local, the history of this area is quite a story and they would love to share! This is a one of a kind place, that will grab your spirit and soul and not let go. Coffee Bay is one of only two Transkei towns that have a tarred road all the way to its doorstep, making it a do not miss on your travels.
Source – https://coffeebay.co.za/