Hi Lize,

We have eventually arrived home after nearly six weeks on the road. The rugged beauty of the undiscovered Wild Coast and the way people live make it a different experience. The roads are shocking and the distances between resorts huge so you need plenty of time and a fairly tough vehicle. The side roads are even worse and you need to be a good navigator.

Without doubt our best experience was Mbotyi which ticked all the boxes for us. Remote, quiet, beautiful, lots of walks, superb catering. It is managed by Tuffy Kirsten, wife of Peter the cricketer. I have taken the liberty of telling her you will put Mbotyi on ATG’s list of preferred suppliers! The road down is not too bad and a small car will be OK.

Umngazi is of superb quality. Busy, lots for children to do.

Coffee Bay and Kob Inn were fine, with Coffee Bay under new management (The Crawfords from Crawford cabins).

Morgan Bay B&B is very comfortable, run by an elderly couple, Bruce and Frances Bowden. You have your own bathroom but it is not ensuite which they say puts some people off.

Diaz15 is still up to scratch. Need I say more.

We couldn’t get into The Hideaway in Swellendam, and they put us on to Aan de Oever which was very good. It is run by Mile an ex Executive Chef from Southern Sun so breakfast was perfect. African Travel Gateway have sent guests before. The Field and Fork restaurant is recommended. We would like to have stayed another day in the area.

On the way home we stayed at Prior Grange, a farm outside Springfield. Very good and reasonably priced.

Let me know if you need anything further.

Best regards,