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WWild Coast cattle can look fierce when you come across them on the beach. But do not fear – they mostly come to relax and chew the cud in peace. They're wonderful photographic subjects, with their long horns and the faraway look in their eyes.

You’re doing the 14km “slackpack” hike from Morgan Bay to Trennery’s, you’re slightly out of shape, more than a little tired and suddenly you’re in the middle of a crazy Wild Coast cattle drive! An authentic South African experience.

Some look like pure-bred Nguni cows, others are more cross-bred and feral, but the world-famous Xhosa beach cattle all bear great sets of horns. And they pass you on the soft sands like dignified painted warriors on a seaside jaunt.

Did You Know?
TThe Xhosa people introduced cattle to the Wild Coast between 600 and 700 AD.

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