In and around Kei Mouth


Fishing

For those with the inclination, the Fishing conditions offered by the Eastern Cape will turn a hobby into a passion. So, take the bait and come to the freshwater lakes and strongly flowing streams of a multitude of readily available Fishing sites.


The Eastern Cape is widely regarded as having some of the country's finest conditions for Fishing and in particular trout fishing.

Fishing is a way of life in some parts of the Eastern Cape. And it is a life just about the surface, where the shimmering bait of the great outdoors, dangling distorted above the surface, will become an unavoidable reward.

Transkei's Wild Coast (Kei Mouth) provides excellent opportunities for Fishing. Anglers frequent the many popular resorts where they can cast in their lines straight from the rocks or the sandy beach to reel in a catch. The magnificent scenery of the splendid Wild Coast provides for a truly awesome experience. Deep sea Fishing is just as popular with many hotels offering organized boating trips for fishermen.

River Trips

 

Fish Eagle

Cruises up the Kei River - 2 or 4 hour trips. Need to have at least 30 people, but cruises can be arranged to join with other groups. Feed the Fish Eagles. Take your own drinks, meat and salads and enjoy a braai on the river. CONTACT: Marguerite on 073-300-3029.

Hiking

From the five day award winning Strandloper Trail to Game Viewing and Bird Watching walks.


Kei Mouth is the start of the popular "Strandloper Trail", which begins nearby and passes through Morgan Bay, Haga Haga and the Jikeleza Route villages before terminating at Gonubie. There are shorter walks through the coastal forest along Lover's Lane in Kei Mouth and up to the lookout points above the Kei River on Signal Hill.

Alternatively, for a full day hike, cross the Kei on "the Pont" and walk along the coastline past the mouth of the Gxara River to the Qolora River Mouth, where you can enjoy lunch at the Trennery's Hotel. This hike is best done at low tide and it's an 8km (3 hour) walk each way so, pack plenty refreshments. The wreck of the Jacaranda lies another 2 hours distant, so leave early if that is where you're headed.

Another day walk takes you south along the coast to Morgan Bay, up onto the magnificent cliffs (pictured) and beyond to the Double Mouth Nature Reserve.

Horse Riding

Kei Mouth and immediate area hosts quite a few wonderful horse riding experiences. From game viewing on horseback, where the game is so tame you can almost reach out and touch them, to a sunrise or sunset ride on the beach

 

Meander from surf to savannah, exploring hidden coves and beaches, while experiencing the essence of rural Africa on horseback. 

Beach rides 2 hours 9:30 and 2:30 every day. Or if you are feeling brave, try the day or two day out trips. Booking is essential. Contact Julie-Ann on (043) 831-1087.

Kei Mouth Motorcycle Museum

Owned by Billy Nel, who has over the years collected a large variety of classic motorcycles, vintage cars and many antiques of different kinds on his farm where the plane is at the turn-off to Morgan Bay. It is not open daily.