Transkei Traverse

A guided self-drive adventure exploring the Wild Coast natural and cultural treasures

Embark on an unforgettable overland adventure through the Transkei, the heartland of the Xhosa people. This guided self-drive tour will take you on a journey through breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and endless scenic beauty. 

From crossing the Kei River on a ferry to exploring Xhosa villages and hiking amongst the grassy hills, this tour offers a unique and authentic experience that will leave you feeling invigorated and inspired. 

The Transkei Traverse tour is a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, offering a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and connect with nature. With expert tour guides leading the way, you’ll be able to explore the region with ease, taking in the sights and sounds of the Transkei at your own pace.

Trip Highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Hole in the Wall 
  • Discover the natural wonders of Dwesa Nature Reserve
  • Get a unique glimpse into the rich culture of the Xhosa people on insightful village tour
  • Cross the Kei River on a ferry
  • Soak up the sun and unwind on Mdumbi Beach, voted the best beach in South Africa
  • Experience the thrill of seasonal whale and dolphin watching
  • Take a refreshing stroll through the rolling hills of Transkei.


8 days , 7 nights


Kei Mouth River Crossing, Hole in the Wall, Dwesa Nature Reserve

Trip Capacity

Maximum 7 vehicles


Combination of rustic & established camp sites

Starting Point

East London, South Africa

Transkei Traverse

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Next tour: 6 – 13 August 2023