Coffee Bay  isn’t just a place, it’s a way of life and a magic that’s simply unexplainable…and must be experienced. Coffee bay is a small community located along the Wild Coast of South Africa, known for it’s breathtaking views and beaches. Here you can also find some of the best surf this country has to offer, and the freshest seafood most only dream of. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure or some well needed R&R, Coffee Bay is the place to be.

– Welcome to Coffee Bay and the Wild Coast – 

See where you can Stay, Eat and Adventure

Beautiful Beaches - Serene Rivers - Rich Culture - Adventure!


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Coffee Shack Backpackers
Coffee Bay | Accommodation

Features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden.

White Clay Resort
White Clay| Accommodation


Ocean View Beach Lodge
Coffee Bay | Accommodation

Situated between towering cliffs and the ocean, some rooms include panoramic views.

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Why you should visit!

Things to do and see within 1 hour of Coffee Bay

  • Relax – Some great accommodation establishments
  • Food – Seafood – Pizzas – Burgers & more…
  • Hiking – Hole in the wall and Mapuzi caves
  • Surfing – Main Coffee Bay beach, Mdumbi
  • Kayaking – Mthatha Mouth and Mdumbi
  • Fishing – The coastlines, Mapuzi & Mthatha Mouth
  • Sightseeing – Beautiful hills and valleys
  • Local Culture – Discover this colorful coastal life
  • Entertainment – Enjoy the stars during festivities

Spilling the Beans

Some good answers to some good questions

There is a fuel station at Ncwanguba Store that carries both petrol and diesel. It is about 20kms from Coffee Bay.

The shops in Coffee Bay only stock basic essentials for the most part. You can find basics like pasta, sauces, flour, bread, eggs, and basic toiletries as well. There are several small shops or a slightly larger one called Bomvu River Store with plenty of snacks, canned foods, cool drinks, and other sundries. There is a major store as you come into Coffee Bay that sells everything else that you can not find in Coffee Bay. We recommend doing your shopping there as you come into Coffee Bay.

There are a couple of ways to travel to Hole in the Wall. You can hike, ride quads, or drive. Coffee Bay’s accommodations are stacked with experienced and knowledgeable guides to hike the distance with you. On our adventures page you can find the contact information for these guides, as well as the quad tours. The drive is quite bumpy and is best done in a 4×4 vehicle. It can be accessed without one but can be risky. As far as directions go there are signs all along the road for you to follow, and since the hike is done mostly not near the road, it is best to hire a guide.

The main road to Coffee Bay from the N2 is completely tarred. There are plenty of potholes and animals in the road along the way that make driving at night very dangerous and not recommended. Once in Coffee Bay there are other roads that lead you to Hole in the Wall and Mapuzi but are best accesed by a 4×4 vehicle.

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