From ancient archaeological sites to big wave surfing, Kouga country offers an exciting range of diverse activities for tourists.
Stretching from the N9 highway in the west all the way down to the coastline in the east, the region takes in the towns of Joubertina, Kareedouw, Uitenhage, Humansdorp, Eeerste River, Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay.
One of the natural highlights of the region is the incredible Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, whose untouched landscape and mountain ranges constitute South Africa’s third largest wilderness area.
Flanked by the Gamtoos Valley and the Langkloof Mountains, this is where the Karoo scrub meets the lush bushveld and the Cape fynbos meets the coastal forests.
Surfers visit Jeffreys Bay on their quest for the perfect wave, while families go to St Francis Bay to just kick back and enjoy a relaxing beachside holiday.
Thought to be the area where modern man first rose to civilization, this ancient area is today perfect for adventure, hiking, water sports, game-viewing, mountain biking, fishing, diving and whale and dolphin watching.
Kouga is a convergence of culture, climate and flora, and indeed has something for everyone.