The Eastern Cape Sights


  • Geological Site

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

What makes Coffee Bay stand out from all the other lovely destinations, though, is its proximity—only 9 km (5½ mi)—to the spectacular Hole-in-the-Wall, a natural sea arch through a solid rock island. You can go here on a rather adventurous road from Coffee Bay, and it's included on almost any tour of the Wild Coast. The Xhosa name, Esikaleni, means "place of the water people," and it is believed to be a gateway to the world of our ancestors. If you try swimming through it in rough seas, it certainly will be, but some intrepid souls have made it on calm (very calm) days.

Sight Information


Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Sight Details:

  • 9 km (5.6 mi) south of Coffee Bay, along a coastal path

Published 03/07/2016


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