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Morgans Bay, Wild Coast

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Morgans Bay, Wild Coast

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Described as an 'Eastern Cape paradise', Morgan's Bay lies 10 minutes' away from the Kei River mouth and an hour from East London. This is a beautiful part of the coastline that unsurprisingly forms part of the Wild Coast given its dramatic, rugged cliffs, known as Morgan Bay cliffs. A long stretch of sandy beach reportedly offers a mile's worth of walking, beachcombing (look out for Cornelian beads and the odd piece of Ming china along Bead beach where the Santo Espirito is thought to have been wrecked) and swimming.

What makes this part of the world particularly beautiful is the wide diversity of fauna and flora, mainly due to the fact that it lies in a portion of the Eastern Cape in which 5 different biomes meet. This means that you're surrounded by fynbos, grasslands, forests, valley thickets and semi-desert scrub. In turn this supports a myriad animals and just the bird list for Morgan's Bay is 271 species.

Morgan's Bay boasts one of the prettiest lagoons, which allows for protected swimming but also gives one access to an incredible bird life that includes the call of the fish eagle, for this is the seasonal breeding ground for these birds as well as crowned cranes.

On the other side of the beach from the lagoon rise the dolerite cliffs that extend for about 4 kilometres along the beach to the Double Mouth Nature Reserve and provide hours of rock climbing. There are guided walks and eco horse trails among the myriad attractions for the little beachside village and a hikes to Double Mouth. On the other side of Morgans Bay from Kei Mouth lies Haga Haga and the Cape Henderson Nature Reserve.

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average visitor rating: 4/5"When I think of Morgan's Bay all I think of is the waves crashing at the foot of the cliffs! How beautiful! We went on long walks, whcih I recommend for ..." - ally cole, Port Edward

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East London Coast Nature Reserve

The East London Coast Nature Reserve is a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west. Between these two bodies of water lies well over 3 000 hectares of conservation area made up of ten coastal reserves and two inland state ... more information

Hole In The Wall

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 ... more information

Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve

Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve is one of ten nature reserves that collectively make up the East London Coast Nature Reserve – a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east, all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south east ... more information

Mkambati Nature Reserve

Flanked on either side by the forested ravines of the Msikaba and Mtentu Rivers, Mkambati Nature Reserve is 8000 hectares of coastal reserve that consists mainly of grassland, close to the KwaZulu Natal border in north-east Pondoland. Despite being predominantly grassland, the incredible scenery is ... 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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Things To Do in Morgans Bay

Wild Coast Meander Hiking Trail

Where: Qolora Mouth
How much (per person): Price on request

Start: Qora River Mouth Finish: Kei River, Morgan's Bay Duration: 56 km over 5/6 days Fitness: moderately fit ... more information

Lalapanzi Adventure Centre

Where: Morgans Bay
How much (per person): Price on request

Lalapanzi adventure centre, a wilderness retreat and adventure camp, situated in a game park with an abundance of impala and blesbok, wartho ... more information

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Restaurants in Morgans Bay

The Deck Restaurant And Bar

Where: Morgans Bay

For a top quality meal, why not visit the Deck Restaurant and Bar at the Morgan Bay Hotel. Sit and enjoy panoramic views of the Wild Coast and Indian Ocean while enjoying a cocktail or sumptuous m ... more information

The Morgan Bay Hotel Restaurant

Where: Morgans Bay

This fabulous Morgan Bay Hotel restaurant offers fresh ingredients blended to create quality food. The culinary skills displayed here are exemplary which is clear by their extensive and very origin ... more information

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Events and/or Festivals in Morgans Bay

Footprints Festival

Location: Morgans Bay
Duration: 3 days

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event starts: 05 June 2015

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