About East London Coast Nature Reserve

The East London Coast Nature Reserve merges ten coastal reserves and two inland state forests. These protected areas are set between the Great Kei River in the north-east and the Tylomnqa River in the south-west.

It’s an awesome spot to spend a family holiday or just enjoy chilling on the stunning beaches. Active types will find that there’s so much to do along this lovely coast. Multi-day hikes, nature walks, horse trails and fishing tend to be the most popular activities.

From north-east to south-west the parks include Cape Morgan, Double Mouth, Cape Henderson, Chintsa West, Kwelera, Nahoon, Cove Rock or Gulu, Kidd's Beach, Kayser's Beach and Chalumna. These reserves occupy 57% of the 250-kilometre coastline between between the two rivers.

Umtiza Forest and Fort Pato Forest are situated inland on the northern banks of the Buffalo River 14 kilometres and 25 kilometres north of East London.

Things to do in Morgan Bay

Accommodation near East London Coast Nature Reserve

Yellowwood Forest

4 Reviews
Sleeps 191 in 34 rooms

Yellowwood Forest offers an unconventional camping experience for nature lovers and family holidays. This unique forest retreat on the bank...
from R171
per night for 2 guests

The Mitford Hotel

16 Reviews
Sleeps 54 in 14 rooms

Situated in a dramatic seafront setting, The Mitford offers unparalleled views onto the waves, rocks and cliffs. With 14 unique units...
from R961
per night for 2 guests

Morgan Bay Hotel

3 Reviews
Sleeps 63 in 22 rooms

Enjoy all that the magnificent Wild Coast has to offer at the Morgan Bay Hotel. Nestled between a mile of unspoilt beach and breath taking...
from R1350
per night for 2 guests

Morgan Bay Backpackers

Sleeps 32 in 5 rooms

Positioned with easy access to both the beach and hidden forests of Morgan Bay. This unique eco-spirited retreat offers accommodation to...
from R171
per night for 2 guests

Flint House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

High above the coastline, this large holiday home boasts beautiful views of the surrounding mountain side and wild waters of Morgan Bay. ...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

The Pearl Lobster

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Pearl Lobster is situated in the picturesque village of Morgan Bay, which is well known for its beautiful beach and lagoon. You can...
from R1800
per night for 2 guests

East London Coast Nature Reserve Map

East London Coast Nature Reserve is 2.4km from the centre of Morgan Bay , the nearest airport 69.5km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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