So Nice You Need to Say It Twice
Whether you’re sedentary or an adrenalin junkie, a trip to the littleknown village of Haga Haga on the Wild Coast could be just the break you’re looking for
Searching for adventure or peace and quiet? Haga Haga’s the spot
Have you heard the story about the tractor, the cattle dip and the naked farmer? And an Eastern Cape local who developed a small holiday resort on a family property at Haga Haga, a seaside village in a coastal conservancy about 70 kilometres north of East London?
The late Neil Arnold, affectionately known as Ninky-Noo, was driving a tractor near his rustic Ninky-Noo’s Pub, on a particularly hot day. He decided to strip off and cool down in an old cattle dip built by his great-grandfather. Splashing in the murky water, he decided the refreshing dip would be a novel attraction.
Since that summer’s day, dozens of visitors have plunged into the same trough, mooing loudly, and have the “Moo@Ninky Noo” shirts to prove it.
Keen fisherman Ross Crouch, whose
TOP: Scanning the sea from the view site on the Whale Point walk. CENTRE: Fishing and foraging at Dead Man’s Bay, so named after a coffin washed ashore. ABOVE: The famous Ninky-Noo trough. Visitors to the pub on a hot day are very happy to cool down in what was once a cattle dip.