Wild Coast Jikeleza Route Accommodation and Activities

The Wild Coast Jikeleza Route boast magnificent scenery, pristine ecosystems, affordable family accommodation, superb culinary offerings, malaria-free Big 5 game viewing and adventurous leisure activities for the whole family.

Named after the isiXhosa expression "To go around" the Jikeleza Route is East London's premier tourism route and also its best-kept secret. Situated just 10km northeast of the city, the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route runs along the old Schafli Road (East Coast Resorts Road) and stretches from Sunrise on Sea to Cefane. The Jikeleza Route is now the official start of South Africa's Wild Coast, a stretch of rugged coastline sprinkled with some of the best beaches in the world.

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Accommodation can be found all along the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route and ranges from bed and breakfast and self-catering establishments, to backpackers and caravan parks. All offer well situated, quality accommodation, with many having excellent views of the beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Places along the route:
Chefane, Cintsa East, Cintsa West, Glen Muir, Glen Eden, Queensberry Bay, Glengariff, Yellowsands, Kwelerha, Sunrise on Sea and Rainbow Valley.

Directions from East London:
Drive along the N2 towards Mthatha. About 5km past the Gonubie turn-off, take the Brakfontein turnoff. At the top of the bridge, turn right (crossing the bridge over the highway) and continue down the road for about 2km. Turn left at the "Schafli Road" and East Coast Resorts sign. You are now at the start of the Jikeleza Route.

Directions from Durban:
Drive along the N2 towards East London. About 41km past the Kei Bridge you will find the turnoff to The Jikeleza Route / Cintsa / East Coast Resorts on your left. It is about 15km from East London.