Kei Mouth Tourism

Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast, South Africa

Kei Mouth

Gateway to the Wild Coast

Welcome to

Kei Mouth

The lovely seaside village of Kei Mouth is situated in South Africa’s scenic Eastern Cape Wild Coast region. 

It is perfectly located for a 2 or 3 night stop-over on your South African road trip, midway between Addo Elephant Park, (Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth) and the mighty Drakensberg en-route to Kruger National Park. 

Kei Mouth is a perfect family friendly destination to unwind, reconnect and touch base with nature. The village is also popular with sports and adventure enthusiasts, from runners and MTB cyclists to deep-sea anglers and golfers, as well as nature lovers and bird watchers who simply want to enjoy the undisturbed beauty of the coast.

The iconic pont, one of only three car-transporting pontoon services left in South Africa, takes you across the mighty Kei River and is the gateway to your Wild Coast adventure – an unforgettable experience enjoyed by all.

Where are we?

Find us

Kei Mouth is perfectly located for a 2 or 3 night stop-over on your South African road trip. Midway between Addo Elephant Park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and the mighty Drakensberg en-route to Kruger Park – our relaxed hospitality welcomes you.

Restaurants and Bars in Kei Mouth

Discover the perfect blend of sun, sea and good food at Kei Mouth’s restaurants and bars. Whether you are looking for a burger, pizza, great steak or fish and chips, you can choose from a variety of restaurants and bars, each with its own ambiance, all serving good food with signature Kei Mouth hospitality.

Activities and Attractions in Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay

Activities and Attractions in Kei Mouth
and Morgan Bay

Exchange shopping malls and arcades for untamed hills and beaches. Whether you prefer a quiet day at the river, fishing or the exhilaration of abseiling down the cliffs, Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay can offer you all this and everything in between. Your Wild Coast adventure starts here.

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Cattle on the Beaches

One of the characteristic features of the Wild Coast, is cattle on the beaches. Even though there is no grass or drinking water, they still love coming down to the beach to sleep, relax and chew the cud.

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Horse Riding Adventures

Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventures offer day rides in Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay, as well as multi-day stage rides along the Wild Coast. Visit their website for more info, and to book your ride online.

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Morgan Bay Adventures

Abseiling and rock climbing on the majestic Morgan Bay cliffs, with Morgan Bay Adventures. Alternatively, if shooting your friends and colleagues is more your thing, then they have paintballing available.

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Cattle on the Beaches

One of the characteristic features of the Wild Coast, is cattle on the beaches. Even though there is no grass or drinking water, they still love coming down to the beach to sleep, relax and chew the cud.

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Horse Riding Adventures

Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventures offer day rides in Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay, as well as multi-day stage rides along the Wild Coast. Visit their website for more info, and to book your ride online.

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Morgan Bay Adventures

Abseiling and rock climbing on the majestic Morgan Bay cliffs, with Morgan Bay Adventures. Alternatively, if shooting your friends and colleagues is more your thing, then they have paintballing available.

Events in Kei Mouth

There is so much going on in Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay that we have a calendar to keep track of everything. From sporting competitions or fun days to cultural clubs and activities, check out what events are happening when you visit. We love to have visitors joining in with us.

About Kei Mouth

The lovely seaside holiday village of Kei Mouth is situated 45 minutes drive from East London in South Africa’s scenic Eastern Cape Wild Coast region. It is popular due to its location as the southern entry point to the Transkei Wild Coast and is also the starting point for the challenging Imana Wild Ride and the Wild Run series events, which are held annually. You will find a wide variety of Kei Mouth accommodation here. Kei Mouth has a country club with 13 hole golf course and separate tee-boxes making it a comfortable 18 hole round of golf, as well as squash courts, a pool table, bar with big screen TVs, restaurant, braai places and outdoor seating. There is also a Bowls Club in the main road. There are several sandy beaches, as well as good fishing, horse riding, township tours, a game reserve just outside of town, several easy coastal hikes, a surf spot, ski-boat launch site and several bird watching spots. Kei Mouth is also home to the ‘Pont’, one of South Africa’s three remaining car-transporting pontoon river ferry services. The Pont carries vehicles, passengers and livestock across the Great Kei on a daily basis and the trip is an unforgettable experience. To the North of Kei Mouth, is the ruggedly beautiful Wild Coast where one can follow in the footsteps of the shipwreck survivors, visit a local village, explore the hills on a mountain bike, canter along the beach on horseback or laze about in the calm waters of a secluded lagoon. To the South, is the picturesque little village of Morgan Bay which boasts a mile long stretch of sandy beach, scenic cliffs and the idyllic Double Mouth Nature Reserve.

Welcome to Kei Mouth

Kei Mouth Accommodation

Kei Mouth offers a variety of accommodation options to suit a wide range of budgets, guest numbers and tastes. Whether you want basic or all mod cons, walk to the beach or walk to the shops, you are sure to find your place to relax, reconnect and recharge. Most accommodation is self-catering, but there are some guest house options as well. Choose the option that works for you by clicking here and contact your host or hostess directly via the link on their listing.
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Birds I View Cottage

R1200 per night

Birds-I-View Cottage is a charming rustic wooden cottage offering a tranquil, and relaxing space which is perfect for unwinding. Within walking distance of the main beach.

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The Thatches

R600 for 2 adults

This AA Highly Recommended self-catering resort is within walking distance of the beach and river, and has a large communal pool with lapa and braai facilities as well as TV with DSTV (hotel package), stove, fridge, cookware and cutlery.

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Pebbles

R2000 per night

The Pebbles overlooks the main swimming beach in Kei Mouth and can be booked as one unit,  which sleeps 14 people, or as 2 separate but adjacent units sleeping 7 in each unit.

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Kei Rocks

R2500 per night

Ample accommodation in a self-contained, double-storey, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom (4 en-suite), seafront holiday apartment. Stroll across the lawn onto the beach.

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The Thatches

R600 for 2 adults

This AA Highly Recommended self-catering resort is within walking distance of the beach and river, and has a large communal pool with lapa and braai facilities as well as TV with DSTV (hotel package), stove, fridge, cookware and cutlery.

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Neptune's Cove

R710 per night

An unbelievable setting for Luxury Self Catering Accommodation right on the beach and very secluded. We have three fully equipped one bedroom units situated on the ground floor, and two on the top floor, in a beautiful peaceful garden.

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Fern Cottage

R650 per night

Fern Cottage is a self-catering unit ideal for couples who are looking for a quiet getaway. The cottage is situated in a tranquil area of Kei Mouth, just 320m from the main swimming beach and surrounded by bushveld. Solar installed January 2023.

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