South Africa: Wild Coast (Laminated) (Edition 6)

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The Wild Coast is a wilderness paradise, strewn with natural wonders. Over one hundred lagoons thread this romantic coast, pristine beaches await fishermen, surfers and holiday makers; mighty waterfalls plunge directly into the sea, rivers gouge deep secret valleys into this heartland of South Africa’s history. Birthplace and resting place of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, this extraordinary landscape is where visions were dreamed, battles fought, ships came to dramatic ends.

Our Wild Coast map is bigger and better than ever. The fully-revised map now includes larger insets of some important areas, as well as distance charts for coastal hikers, with the estuary-to-estuary distances down the length of the coast, from Port Edward to East London, amongst many other updates.

Water and tear resistant in plastic sleeve.


This full-relief map covers, at a scale of 1:200 000, the great 300km sweep of the Transkei Wild Coast, from East London in the south to Port Edward in the north. It covers the whole area from the coast to the N2 as far north as Mthatha, including the mighty Bawa Falls, the unbelievable Collywobbles, and the Mandela Museum at Qunu. The complex geog- raphy of the Wild Coast has always made access difficult – this is the map that has been designed to make exploration possible.

Special navigation features include:

  • All roads from National Highways to minor gravel roads: 10 classifications that indicate the quality of each road, helping you to plan your route
  • Distances clearly shown between road-junctions, and GPS coordinates for every roadjunction
  • Specific landmarks in a land where road-signs are few and far between
  • These landmarks include schools, clinics, stores, radio masts and all the police stations, with their telephone numbers
  • Airstrips
  • The very latest information about the route of the N2 Toll Road
  • The Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge and the tarred road to Mvelo is shown
  • All tourism accommodation, as well as the telephone numbers
  • A large range of facilities from hiking opportunities to horse riding, mountain biking, surfing, fishing
  • Nearly one hundred shipwrecks, many with brief notes about what happened there
  • The size of the catchments of the major rivers, as well as the heights of selected waterfalls
  • Important battlefields from the wars of the 19th Century

Additional info:

Wild Coast area of South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast between East London and the KwaZulu-Natal border, presented at 1:200,000 on an excellent, waterproof and tear-resistant, double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map.

The map is packed with every conceivable kind of tourist information, yet remains clear and easy to read. Road network is shown on a contoured base (interval 20m) with altitude colouring and spot heights for main hills. Eight different types of roads indicate surface, conditions in wet weather, and public access. Scenic routes are highlighted, petrol stations

are marked and GPS waypoints are given for important junctions. Local tracks, recognized hiking routes are marked and railways are shown with local stations. Symbols depict a wide range of features: accommodation from hotels to tent camping, restaurants and picnic sites, arts and craft centres, game and bird watching sites, a wide range of sport and recreational sites and facilities, missions and churches, medical facilities, etc. On the coast itself, along with numerous accommodation and leisure facilities, sites of shipwrecks are indicated, with dates when sunk. Latitude and longitude lines are drawn at 5’ intervals.

An inset provides an overview of the main roads joining the coast with the N2 highway, whilst four enlargements show popular areas in greater detail: the Jikeleza Route with the Inkwenkwezi game reserve; the area around Morgan Bay and Kei Mouth; the coast around Coffee Bay; plus the surroundings of Port St Johns. There is also a small inset of the Mgawa Falls and a street plan of Chintsa East.

Additional information

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 22.5 × 15.5 × 0.5 cm



South Africa



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Product Type

Folded Laminated Touring Map



Size & Binding


Eastern Cape, South Africa

1 review for South Africa: Wild Coast (Laminated) (Edition 6)

  1. Dominic Thorburn (verified owner)

    This is brilliant comprehensive map with an incredible amount of detail and information. The addition of QR codes add another layer of useful info. Unrivalled in every way!

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