Accommodation near Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is a rocky archway formation situated in a small village of the same name, 9km outside of Coffee Bay. The tourist attraction is located in a secluded, tropical bay in the heart of the Wild Coast.

According to geologists, the cliff walls at this site were once joined to the land. Continuous wave action against the softer sandstone rocks wore them away. The same happened to the more vulnerable shale and sandstone under the hard dolerite, creating the archway. The landmark is made up of ecca shale and sandstone, capped with hard volcanic dolerite.

Hole in the Wall stands before the mouth of the Mpako River and is subject to many local myths and legends. A Xhosa legend says that the site was created by a mythical sea person who fell in love with a human and rammed a hole in the side of a lagoon wall with the help of a huge fish to reach his love.

Locals also believe the Hole in the Wall is a gateway to the world of their ancestors.

The area where Hole in the Wall is found is remote, surrounded by unspoiled coastline. This lends itself to excellent opportunities for bird watching, nature walks, hiking trails and fishing.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Eagles Nest Coffee Bay
12.4 km

From R400* unit

Are you looking for a place with magnificent view, juicy green in a silent and peaceful nest, so then you are very welcome to stay here in our Backpackers Hostel. The Eagles Nest Backpackers Hostel... More Info

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Ocean View Hotel
12.6 km

From R850 pps

The Eastern Cape Wild Coast, a mystical, magical place where awesome sights, ancient cultures, and traditions are intricately woven into a colourful tapestry of traditional life. A place where time is... More Info

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Nenga River Lodge
12.6 km

From R75 pps

Nenga River Lodge is situated next to the Nenga River, and looks out onto the Nenga mouth. We are +- 150m from the main beach in Coffee Bay. Our chalets are fully equipped and serviced daily. We also ... More Info

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Freedom O' Clock
21.3 km

From R400* unit

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This is rural Africa at her best! Experience basic, rustic yet comfortable holiday and backpacking accommodation set in the heart of Pondoland at the mouth of the insanely beautiful Mdumbi River. ... More Info

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Swell Eco Lodge
21.8 km

From R325 pps

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Discover the splendour of the true Wild Coast at Swell Eco Lodge. Situated in the untouched, peaceful area of Mngcibe, on the North side of the Mdumbi River, we invite you to enjoy pure relaxation and... More Info

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The Haven Hotel
23.6 km

From R639 pps

The Haven Hotel is a family and adventure destination located within the Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserves on the Transkei Wild Coast of South Africa. Blessed with sea, sun and endless things to see and ... More Info

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Dolphin View
55 km

From R300* unit

Dolphin View - photo taken from Helicopter, beautiful, safe beach below indigenous bush... More Info

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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa
57.7 km

From R965 pps

Discover the magic of the Wild Coast. Discover indigenous forests and the rugged Coastline. Discover breathtaking scenery, crystal blue waters and idyllic beaches. Discover a sanctuary with a unique h... More Info

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Mazeppa Bay Hotel
59.4 km

From R400 pps

The Mazeppa Bay and Point is the setting for the Mazeppa Bay Hotel creating a wonderful ambiance of hospitality, where guests can enjoy home away from home comforts and wholesome home cooked meals. Wi... More Info

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Number 52 Blakeway
61.7 km

From R300 pps

We offer two luxury suites, one with king size bed or two single beds, the other with a double bed. Ceiling fans for summer.Electric blankets for winter. B & B DSTV bouquet. Bar fridge and microwave, ... More Info

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Coffee Bay Reviews

Coffee Bay
Beslis die moeite werd al is die pad lang en swaar om tot daar te kom.
Locals is baie vriendlik en behulpsaam

- Henry Rogers

Coffee Bay
A small little town, offering a few eateries/coffee shacks. A trip to 'The Hole in the Wall' is a definite must!
- Cathryn Davies

Coffee Bay
Will be back soon...
- Gavin Schafer

Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is an awesome place to visit. Very chilled and low key. Loved the "untouched" vibe and the mingling with locals.
Nice hike to "Hole in the wall" too. Definitely will go again :)

- nikki coetzee

Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is very rural and remote making it a very special and exclusive place to visit. The environment is unique as nature lovers are spoiled with the variety of bird species and other wild life to be seen here. One of my hobbies is photography and there was plenty of opportunities to take photographs. We visited Coffee bay after a rainy period which made the short gravel road to Hole-in-the-Wall all the more adventurous. The Hole-in-the-Wall scene was as beautiful as I expected and I could tick off this "item" on my bucket list but I cannot exclude the possibility to put a visit to the area back on my bucket list as there are other unique things to do, for instance to look for the red mud crap. From Coffee Bay we visited the M'Bashe lighthouse and en-route we saw four Xhosa boys dressed in colourful blankets, rubbed with red mud and armed with kieries presumably busy with their initiation rituals. The greater Coffee Bay area is indeed as beautiful as the write-ups, true African but not as wild as the name Wild Coast suggests (maybe because we are Africans).
- Barend Deminey