About Haga Haga
Haga Haga is a small, picturesque village that offers visitors and tourists a wide range of outdoor activities – good fishing, surfing, snorkeling, shell collecting, walking/hiking trails, tennis, golf and horse riding. It is a malaria-free area. For the less energetic there is an excellent library, a little Museum with displays, photos and information pertaining to the rich Xhosa culture, including local beadwork, the fauna, flora, shells, etc. Haga Haga has a rich selection of marine and land flora and fauna, the conservation of which is the main objective of the Conservancy, which was established in 1995. The Haga Haga Conservancy is a registered entity with its Constitution lodged with the Eastern Cape Nature Conservation and East London Conservancies Association . The Conservation lies between the Nyarha and Quko Rivers. Whales visit our shores from July to early December and give Locals and tourists many hours of pleasure. The dolphins are seen almost daily. There are several walks and trails: Krantz Flower Walk to Pullens Bay, Whale Point, Lagoon Lookout, Otter Creek Walk, & River Trail . There is a more adventurous walk for the bird lovers on Oppie Plaas, and a longer, more energetic, 10 km hike from the Main Beach to Double Mouth, where it is possible to pick up pieces of Ming China and carnelian beads washed up from a sunken ship .
Over a period of four years at least 300 species of indigenous wildflowers have been identified, while as many as 300 are still in need of identification . Great finds include: scadoxus membraneceus and eulophia streptopetal . Many different wild irises, gladioli, hibiscus and orchids are to be seen. The Museum has many photos depicting these plants and flowers. Haga Haga has a hotel, a country club, and a community hall comprising the library, museum/info center and Chapel. The golf course/horse riding can be found at Ninky Noo’s as well as Club Wild Coast at Pullen’s Bay. There is also the Haga lagoon and the beautiful, pristine beach with good rock fishing and shells to collect. Close by is Miarestate boutique hotel, health spa and game farm, as well as the OppiePlaas restaurant on Mtwentwe Farm.
Most of the Haga Haga locals are keen birders. A list of over 240 birds have been compiled. In our coastal forest , Nerina trogons, long crested eagles, forest weavers and woodpeckers can been seen. Along the shores/rocks/lagoon areas the rare African black oystercatcher is a regular sighting. Water dikkops, greenshanks, kingfishers and many plover species also occur here. Listen for the call of our fish eagles.
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