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.