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Cape Recife Nature Reserve

#6 of 78 things to do in Port Elizabeth Features Animals
Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Trail walk

I was invited to a trail walk in order to raise funds for a charity. The paths are clear and... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Mokgatla M
via mobile
A good walk

We went for an 8km walk around the nature reserve. Along the beach is lovely although if you go... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Emma S
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“bird hide” (3 reviews)
“natural area” (2 reviews)
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Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I was invited to a trail walk in order to raise funds for a charity. The paths are clear and clean. The trail takes you to the lighthouse and the beach. Magnificent views! After the walk, I went to Ziggy's bar for breakfast, which is...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went for an 8km walk around the nature reserve. Along the beach is lovely although if you go for the walk dont wear flipflops or sandals as stony in places and continues to be rough terrain around parts of the walk. Lovely scenery ....More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is my favourite early morning (from 6am) spot in PE. Enough people around to feel safe. Great beaches. Great rockpools to snorkel in with my kids aged 6 and 7 and girlfriend.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Nice place to stop off on the way back in to the town. Very pretty and unspoilt area and was quiet and calm when we visited.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this lovely piece of land. We spent a few hours just exploring the rock pools. We went back another morning to do a trail run but unfortunately the route was not as well marked as promised on a website so...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

In peak season, I could still find a peaceful beach here. The lighthouse is beautiful and a wedding party were finishing up their photos in this beautiful, close to nature setting. You pay R62 odd for a permit for a vehicle but it can be...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Lighthouse appeared to be closed, no obvious signs. Beautiful beach with a lot of interesting stuff washed up on the shore. Small entrance fee, but other nature reserves in EC make no charge.

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cape Recife was so close to where we were staying we almost didn't see it! Lovely place to walk and escape the city and noise.

Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited the reserve as part of a tour of Port Elizabeth with 'Alan's tours', which included stopping at the SAMREC bird rescue / rehabilitation centre, climbing to the top of the lighthouse, walking on the dunes and driving through the reserve. Well worth doing!...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Away from the noise of the city, wonderful fynbos and plants. Animals like zebra and buck are in the reserve, you can walk, no lions or dangerous animals. You can climb the lighthouse steps yo the top if with a guide penguin rehabilitation centre at...More

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