See the Cape Vulture Colony at Msikaba, 2 of the 7 waterfalls in the world that fall directly into the sea, Waves crashing against the rocks and the Cathedral Peak Rock standing out from the sea.
The untamed Transkei is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and lies just outside of East London. It is an almost forgotten part of the country that seems to function at its own pace and without modern day influences. Many tourists and locals visit the Transkei as it provides a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
Pondo 4 day hike (5 nights) is fully catered hike in the Northern Transkei from Msikaba towards Port St Johns where you will hike 65km over 4 days in an unspoiled area of the Eastern Cape.
Slackpacking is a new way of hiking the wonderful terrains of the world! In simpler terms, Slack-Packing is an assisted way of hiking where you have a host who carries the burden of your equipment, takes care of your possessions and set up your overnight camps for you. You can just enjoy the hike during the day and we will sort out all the logistics so that when you arrive at our overnight spot you can relax with an ice cold beer.
One of the sites on the way to the start is the Cape Vulture Colony just above Msikaba.Despite the extent of subsistence farmland in Africa, little is known about endangered species that persist within them. The Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is regionally endangered in southern Africa and at least 20% of the population breeds in the subsistence farmland area previously known as the Transkei in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Why you should do the tour with Trisport:
– We are proud to say that we have been doing tours, trail run, hiking and Mountain bike tours for more than 10 years in Pondoland, Transkei
– On our tours we stay at the most comfortable places possible on the tour, you will only stay 1 night in a Tented Chalets, the other 4 nights you will stay at 3 star lodges.
– Our tours have at least 1 local qualified guide to run, hike or mountain bike with you.
– Our tours are hosted by Sonja and Hano or another Trisport member to sort out all your gear, massages, rooms, meals etc
Pondo 4 day hike, Pondoland, Transkei
This hike is from Mskaba to Port St Johns. The hike will take you on an exploration of the Wild Coast in Transkei, South Africa. You will see the Cape Vulture Colony at Msikaba, 2 of the 7 waterfalls in the world that fall directly into the sea, Waves crashing against the rocks and the Cathedral Peak Rock standing out from the sea and many more. Experience the birth place of Nelson Mandela, hike on cattle tracks above the cliffs with dramatic rocks and caves below and experience the culture of the Xhosa when walking through the friendly villages along the way. This is an experience not to be missed.
Date: 25 to 30 April 2023