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If you're wild at heart or have a wild imagination, a Wild Coast wedding is certainly on the books for you. As the name suggests, the Wild Coast is the stretch of spectacular untouched wilderness between the Mtamvuna River and the Great Kei River. Strictly speaking, this region is only reserved for couples that love the outdoors and don't mind getting sand in their hair and hiking an extra kilometer or two to find that picture-perfect backdrop. The coast's beauty really lies in the fact that there are so few man made attractions and buildings to interfere with the magical natural surroundings.
While a large portion of the coast is pretty much uninhabited, it's dotted with a number of quaint little towns that simply ooze character and charm. Small towns along the coastal area include the likes of Coffee Bay, Gonubie and port St Johns, also known as the Jewel of the Wild Coast, all of which are home to lovely guest houses with a homely ambience. Wild Coast wedding venues include many little town guest houses or venues overlooking sand dunes, stunning beach and enchanting grassy valleys.
A wedding in this vibrant and unspoiled land is nothing short of magical. Along this wildlife inhabited stretch of coast you'll find a combination of the most spectacular natural wonders, all of which provide a magical setting for your wedding and pictures. The combination of forest and ocean is simply enchanting while steep dunes and wooded hills offer the perfect elevation you'll require to capture the vastness of the ocean in the background of your Wild Coast wedding photos.
Should you decide to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, there's the option of getting married far out in the middle of the wilderness, on a cliff, in a valley or on a grassy meadow. However as more than 200kilometers of coast can only be reached on foot, four-trek vehicle or horseback, it's best to ensure that everyone on the guest list are as keen on bundu-bashing as the two of you.
Just inland of the wild coast you'll find a number of nature reserves and parks like the Lion Park and Silaka Nature Reserve where couples can snap a few wedding pictures and guests can indulge in bird and animal watching. The area is inhabited by a number of local tribes and the settlements are well worth a visit, especially for overseas guests who haven't had the privilege of experiencing Africa in its raw form. Also a must is a scenic coastal hike to the Hole in the Wall and a little whale and dolphin watching is sure to add to the Wild Coast wedding experience. Guests who aren't too keen on doing the nature thing can head back to towns like Coffee Bay and dine at ocean view cafés, cast their fishing lines into the meandering rivers or pack their wet suits for a little post-wedding surfing.
With cities like East London and Port Elizabeth located within travelling distance, planning your perfect day is not impossible and the end result will be well worth it. However the region's lack of business infrastructure could potentially make planning a Wild Coast wedding somewhat of a challenge, hence it's important to fully weigh up the pros and cons before settling.