ATTRACTION OF THE MONTH - Magwa Falls
Monday, 30th March 2015
ATTRACTION OF THE MONTH - MAGWA FALLS
This month we take a walk on the wild side…
From its people, to its unforgettable beaches, waterfalls and famous landmarks, the Wild Coast offers a wealth of things to see and experience. This coupled with a great climate, hot summers and mild dry winters, makes it an ideal tourist destination. Boasting a number of breathlessly beautiful waterfalls, the Wild Coast is home to Bulolo Waterfalls, Mkhambati Gorge, Waterfall Bluff, Fraser Falls, Banyane Falls, Mateku Falls as well as the gorgeous Magwa Falls.
The Magwa Waterfall lies in the middle of the 1 800 hectare Magwa tea plantation, South Africa's last remaining tea estate just outside Lusikisiki. The Magwa waterfall is pretty impressive. It is one of few waterfalls on the rugged Wild Coast that is accessible – others entail such effort to reach that they're seldom seen by any but the most intrepid travellers. The curtain of water falls 144 metres and drops into a narrow canyon formed by seismic movement - a past sudden movement of the earth's crust along geologic faults, or volcanic activity. Although on a much smaller scale, obviously, the Magwa falls have been said to resemble the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The drive to the falls is a mere 8 kilometres and worth it just to see the river lurch off the precipice and down to the river bed in the gorge below. In parts you cannot see the bottom.
For more information on the Wild Coast and the many unexplored jewels this region has to offer, visit the Wild Coast website.