Hole In The Wall, Eastern Cape

/ Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Hole In The Wall, Eastern Cape

Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape
Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape

The Hole in the Wall at Coffee Bay is a unique structure with a huge detached cliff that has a giant opening carved through its centre by the waves.

The local Xhosa call this place "izi Khaleni", which means "place of thunder".

During certain seasons and water conditions (high tide) the waves clap is such a fashion that the concussion can be heard throughout the valley.



The Legend of Hole in The Wall:
Xhosa mythology tells a far more romantic tale of the sea people, semi deities who look like humans but have supple wrists and ankles and flipperlike hands and feet.

Hole In The Wall in the Wild Coast
Hole In The Wall in the Wild Coast
A beautiful girl living on the Wild Coast, in a village near a lagoon, cut off from the sea by a mighty cliff, was seen by one of the sea people who became overwhelmed by her beauty and tried to woo her.

To cut a long story short: in dealing with the wrath of her father, the sea people enlisted the help of a huge fish who battered its way headfirst through the wall of rock. Through this hole spilled the sea people who swept the young Xhosa maiden away.

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Coastal Hike to Hole In The Wall

Where: Coffee Bay
How much (per person): On Request

A scenic hike from Coffee Shack along the magnificent coastline, passing Baby Hole and Hlungwane Waterfall. Hole In The Wall is a spectacula ... more information

Silaka Nature Reserve

The Silaka Nature Reserve serves to protect the biodiversity of the coastal forest in the region, and stretches along the coastline between Second Beach and Sugarloaf Rock - 400 hectares of striking coast, a forest of towering trees, and grassland - an exquisite escape into nature. Small the reserve may be, but ... more information

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The Hole in the Wall at Coffee Bay is a unique structure with a huge detached cliff that has a giant opening carved through its centre by the waves
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