What is the Wild Coast Challenge?
The unique Transkei coast line provides a scenic yet challenging setting for this three day trail event, with the 112 km from Mazeppa Bay to Nahoon covering a diversity of testing terrains, from low lying coastal forest, sheer cliff faces, narrow goat paths and soft sandy beaches changing daily with the moving tides.
Since its inception in 2012 the RB Africa Wild Coast Challenge has become renown in East London as the ultimate bucket list event for trail enthusiasts. Participants must carry their own hydration and food for each day and, depending on the tides and water levels, be ready to swim several rivers. The route is completely unmarked, the only advice being ‘keep the sea on your left.’
What are dates for 2022?
Thurs 17 – Sat 19 February
How far are the daily distances?
Day One: approx 40 km
(The Haven – Mazeppa Bay Hotel)
Day Two: approx 35 km
(Mazeppa Bay Hotel – Seagulls)
Day Three: approx 45 km
(Seagulls – Crawfords Beach Lodge)