The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Hole in the Wall

Afrikaans name: Gat-in-die-muur

Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay

Hole in the Wall

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Eastern Cape

About 9 km south of Coffee Bay is the stunning geographical feature known as Hole in the Wall.

Over the millenia the waves from the Indian Ocean have worn a tunnel through the cliffs that form an 'island' just off the beach.

The local name for Hole in the Wall is eiKhaleni which means 'the place of the sound' as, at times, the waves make a rumbling sound as they pass through the large hole.

The area around Hole in the Wall is known for its beautiful unspoilt beaches.

Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 398

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 111

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 212

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 176

go! - Issue 127 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 32

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 81

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 108

go! - Issue 084 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 18


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