Port Elizabeth – Wild waves, wild fossils and wild family fun are what you’ll find in this paradise two hours from Durban.
Go for a walk on the beach to discover dinosaur bones, ammonite fossils, giant clams and ancient shark teeth with guide Bennie Mbotho, who will take great delight in pointing out the petrified logs.
The heritage walk to this petrified forest is a guaranteed highlight of a stay at the Wild Coast Sun. Fossils may not sound like everyone’s cup of tea, but it is worth it to hear Mbotho talk about the area. He is incredibly knowledgeable – and entertaining.
He is also happy to take pictures of you in the “white man’s caves” where shipwreck victims sheltered from the elements along this lonely and stormy stretch of beach.
But if a two-hour walk seems too much of a strain, there are many other activities – and a whole lot of nothing to do. Stretch out on a lounger by the pool