This small town, just 16 km from Kei Mouth, is situated on the banks of the Ntshala River. The bay boasts a landscape of dramatic high cliffs and “kranzes”, a lovely lagoon, some 200 species of bird and fascinating indigenous flora. The town and its neighbour, Cape Morgan, both take their name from AF Morgan, master of the Barracouta, the ship that was used for a survey of the coastline in 1822.
Adventure And Sport
Hiking: Various hiking routes are demarcated in the area. Routes include the coast between Morgan’s Bay and Kei Mouth; from Kob Inn to Morgan’s Bay (the 6-day Wild Coast Meander); from Qolora, north of the Kei River to Glen Garriff in the south (Wild Coast Amble) and along the northern Pondoland Coast (Wild Coast Pondo Walk) as well as further inland through indigenous forest valleys. Ultimately you can tackle the renowned 5-day Strandloper Hiking Trail from Cape Morgan/Kei Mouth to Gonubie/East London.
Mountaineering: Scaling the high cliffs is a dangerous activity and is recommended only for very experienced climbers.
Strandloper Hiking Trail: This 5-day hiking trail, the ultimate coastal adventure, starts at the Strandloper Ecotourism Centre at Cape Morgan and ends at Gonubie. The route promises scenic views, sandy beaches and beautiful estuaries, coastal forests, soaring cliffs, as well as opportunities for bird watching, fishing and swimming.
Water-sport: The lagoon formed by the Ntshala River is ideal for swimming, canoeing, water-skiing, board-sailing and fishing.