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Coffee Bay

Afrikaans name: Koffiebaai

Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Eastern Cape

The small village of Coffee Bay is situated on a stretch of beautiful coastline in the Eastern Cape province.

The village is at the mouth of the Nenga River which means 'river of the whale'. Two other rivers, the Mapuzi and Mtata, flow into the sea nearby.

The name Coffee Bay comes from an incident in 1863 when a ship, laden with coffee beans, ran aground here. Somehow some beans reached the shoreline and the coffee plants grew naturally in the area of a few years.

A few kilometres south of Coffee Bay is the magnificent Hole in the Wall which is definitely worth a visit.

Coffee Bay has a lot to offer visitors including great beaches, scenery, fishing hiking, birding and more.

Coffee Bay shop

Above - Coffee Bay shop

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Coffee Bay coastline

Above - Coastline just south from Coffee Bay

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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