"Culture and Beauty" Coffee Bay by kentishgirl

Coffee Bay Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 47 photos

Coffee Bay is located on South Africa's "Wild Coast", this name is used purely for tourists - you will find Coffee Bay towards the coast from the town of Umtata.

The drive from Umtata towards the coast is incredible, the way of life changes dramatically. The road is unsafe after dark as there are so many animals who wander freely along the road - be careful even in daylight!

Coffee Bay is home to many of South Africa's Xhosa community. Unfortunately when I was here at the end of December 2005 there was local talk that the government was trying to claim this land. In Xhosa culture land is something which is very important, measures wealth and is passed along for generations. I really hope that this doesn't happen for the sake of not only the Xhosa people and their future, but for South Africa's future as a country with a diversity of cultures.

  • Last visit to Coffee Bay: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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