The Jacaranda Shipwreck, South African Wild Coast

The Jacaranda was a 2000-ton Greek-owned coaster, which ran aground on the night of September the 18th, 1971. She was not laden with any cargo and her engines failed as she negotiated the windy seas. She ran aground on the beach, North of Qolora Mouth and the captain, his wife and 14 crew members abandoned ship using a rope ladder which they strung from the ships prow to the nearby rocks. Successive storms have taken their toll on the stranded ship and today only the bow remains. Mkulu Kei Horse Trails and Wild Coast Horseback Adventures both offer rides to the wreck from Kei Mouth. For more info on that, please visit