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Scenic Trail Hike

Took my parents and sister for a lovely 6km hike through the forrest. Clean picnic spots and... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
A lovely piece of protected nature

The emphasis is on the protection of the indigenous vegetation, in particular the wild flowers... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Anna B
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Took my parents and sister for a lovely 6km hike through the forrest. Clean picnic spots and beautiful views. Close to PE, worth the visit.

Thank Cheryl968
Reviewed April 3, 2018

The emphasis is on the protection of the indigenous vegetation, in particular the wild flowers. There is a loop that you can drive, several nature trails to walk, and many pleasant picnic spots with tables and benches. A really pleasant and relaxing days' outing. The...More

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Took a leisurely drive on the old road taking the pass below the Van Stadens Bridge.. very beautiful. .. There was road works at the time, so be careful round the bends.

Thank CaroW45
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This seems like it would be a great place to walk and hike with family and friends. Pitty at this stage everything is ash after the fires we had all around. Cant wait for the fields to recover and explore this wilderness.

Thank Lee-Roy P
Reviewed May 2, 2017

What a lovely experience we had visiting van Stadens; took a lovely drive and then a walk to have a look at the beautiful flora that abounds. Having a volunteer "Friends of Van Staden" as a guide was the best. I do suggest that you...More

Thank 1964DragonLady
Reviewed March 19, 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...More

Thank billycarol
Reviewed December 4, 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...More

Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed November 17, 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...More

Thank Yolanda y
Reviewed October 17, 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!

2  Thank RiaLoga
Reviewed October 11, 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...More

1  Thank Mands007
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February 25, 2018|
Response from Lee-Roy P | Reviewed this property |
Try the contractors who build the bridge in 1967