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Van Stadens Nature Reserve

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Address: Off the N2, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Trail run/hike - sit, chill & relax

Just 20 min from the city limits, a perfect place for a change of scenery and fresh air. The two hikes are very different but great. Picnic or just a flask of coffee on a bench... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
billycarol
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Just 20 min from the city limits, a perfect place for a change of scenery and fresh air. The two hikes are very different but great. Picnic or just a flask of coffee on a bench will recharge the battery. Flat, jeep tracks and single tracks perfect for beginner or young children to cycle on.

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

To think of how the Van Staden Bridge was constracted is mind boggling, land scaping is beautiful and unspoiled nature is appealing, however, the municipality of Port Elizabeth took a decision to prohibit vehicles form stopping on the bridge to view the beauty of nature due to high incidents of people committing suicide by jumping over the bridge, high fencing... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as a child and loved it. I have been back many times since...in fact every time I have business or pleasure in PE I stay at this venue. Coming from the UK this time, we were provided with bedding, late arrival and a refund of damage deposit at exit. This business truly goes that extra mile. The... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a beautiful find right on our doorstep! Van Stadens is an ideal spot for a hike, cycle and/or picnic. It’s picturesque and the perfect place to recharge. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen, good walking shoes and lots of water!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Situated a mere 40 kilometres from Port Elizabeth, the reserve is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and fitness junkies alike. The reserve has no entry fee and has various tarred and gravel roads around the reserve. There are lovely hiking trails and mountain bike paths, all surrounded by the beautiful indigenous flora. The pin cushion proteas are all presently... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The title says it all I felt like a gnome lost in a magical forest. We accidentally drove past the reserve and decided this we have to see. Driving in you get a taste of what is to come. We were able to park the car and walk through the reserve which is so great as you don't always get... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

the trek is well worth it! it is a safe environment and there are plenty of ppl around. the beach nearby is amazing and swimming can be done too.

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Thank Sumitra25
Philadelphia, United States
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

As we crossed over the Van Stadden Bridge, we were told that for some reason it was popular with people contemplating suicide. We kept our seat-belts firmly fastened and continued on with our trek.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

I absolutely love going to the van Stadens Flower reserve. There is ALWAYS something in bloom. It's an easy 25 minute drive out of Port Elizabeth and free to get in. Once in, you can park anywhere along the easy circular drive through the reserve. You can stop at the mud huts ... great photo opportunities there with the sunlight... More 

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Such an amazing place to chill and recharge and close to PE. The sights and walks are awesome, and accommodation is also good.

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