Review Date: September 2017 Updated on:
The Transkei, or Wild Coast as it’s affectionately known, is a unique environment. An unforgiving stretch of our coastline, feared by mariners, borders beaches and hills beyond that hide many adventure rich locations. We have ridden the Wild Coast on many occasions, mostly along the beaches, but this time we decided to explore further inland, along the foot and cattle paths that have been hewn into the land by decades of 2 and 4 legged traffic.
What we discovered was a gold mine of trails, phenomenal scenery, and good times around the camp fire.
There are literally 100′s of places you could stay along the entire length of the region, while you go out exploring. All you need is an adventurous spirit and your trusty steed. Sure you may hit a few dead end trails, but you may just discover some true Transkei Gold along the way.
Don’t forget to stop for a swim in the multitude small streams along the way.
When you are going on a trip to unknown and "informal" riding areas, do your homework and plan a bit. Consider a few of these pointers. 1. There are no bike shops nearby for spares or repairs. Know your bike and how to do basic maintenance. 2. Ride within your limits and with at least one other rider, nice hospitals are far far away. 3. Be respectful to the locals. It's their back yard you are riding through. 4. Stop and take it all in. Don't rush. 5. Respect the beautiful environment you are in by leaving only tire tracks.