Stretching from the city of East London to the border of the KwaZulu-Natal province in the North, the Wild Coast Region of the Eastern Cape province is the traditional homeland of the Xhosa people and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.
Its scenic beauty and cultural heritage have made it a target for developing tourism in the area. Many rivers wind their way through the hills of the region. In the north, where the rivers are younger, there are many breathtaking waterfalls. In the south there are many gorgeous sandy beaches and bays. The coastline is also home to about nine hundred forest and grassland species.