02/19/2013 06:56 am ET Updated Apr 21, 2013

Wandering Along South Africa's Wild Coast (PHOTOS)

South Africa's Wild Coast, which occupies much of the territory between the cities of Port Elizabeth and Durban, is part of the Transkei, a region of the country that was designed as a homeland for indigenous African tribes prior to the end of Apartheid.

Although the dawn of democracy has (slowly) started to integrate the Transkei with the rest of South Africa on a number of levels, the region still eludes many foreign and South African travelers -- and that's an incredible shame.

To be sure, after nearly three weeks in South Africa, it is only after spending time along the Wild Coast that I feel like I am actually in Africa.

For authentic cultural experiences, rugged coastlines and the opportunity to get way away from it all, make a stop along South Africa's Wild Coast. Or, at least, check out my pictures of this incredible part of the world.

Wandering Along South Africa's Wild Coast

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