Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay
Hole in the Wall has become known as somewhat of a landmark for locals and visitors alike. It is remarkable that it still remains such a hidden gem. Located near the eastern banks of the Mpako River, the beach is named after the natural formation of rocks that include, quite literally, a hole in the middle. The hole itself has been formed by years of wave erosion, creating a breathtaking portal to the blue waters beyond.
While the actual structure itself is impressive, so are the untouched surroundings. Called “the Wild Coast” for a reason, the beach holds a certain sense of excitement and anticipation. In isiXhosa, the local language, this area is called "izi Khaleni", meaning "place of thunder". On stormy days, visitors can sit in wonder as heaven and earth collide on the waves. Locals will tell you that the best way to enjoy the area is by hiking along the Coffee Bay coastline, where you will encounter various stunning rock formations, including Baby Hole and Hlungwane Waterfall. End off your hike with a plunge in the lagoon and try to see as much of the ocean life as you can before the tide comes in.