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Cape Recife Nature Reserve

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Wide open spaces with a great lighthouse tour

The beaches are desolate and open with beautiful expanses of beach and ocean. We went on a tour of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wild Coast, South Africa

Well worth visiting. Some amazing beach and bush walks with plenty to be seen on the beach, in the... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“bird hide”(4 reviews)
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Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches are desolate and open with beautiful expanses of beach and ocean. We went on a tour of the lighthouse that is wonderfully kept. They have some diesel generators that offer backup power and you can see the ones they have used in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravelYoung
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Well worth visiting. Some amazing beach and bush walks with plenty to be seen on the beach, in the rock pools and in the bush. If you are into birding there are bird hides and numerous species for you to view. A place to relax...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

a great place to fish, surf, hike or just spend a day on the beach...a day permit allows you access and don't forget to visit the penguin centre

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank C5289MCjuanv
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Excelllent walk on the beach and in the natural vegetation, absorbing the sights, sounds and smells of nature-so scenic.What a beautiful country we live in!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SIV01
Reviewed 25 September 2018

great place to visit, money well spent. the trails is great and beach amazingrich in birdlife and beach have rockpools rich with sea life

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank _luke_Whatson
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It is Natures drama at work. Both high and low tides bring with it a scene to be revered and appreciated. Here you are at the tip of the bay, on the real wild side. The lighthouse stands tall, marking the spot where you can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank TAMichelleBosch
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We popped in to have a look at the lighthouse and was very disappointed that it was not, like many others on the coast, open to visitors. So we walked around and took photos, and then had a look at a few other places in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JJBuirski
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We loved our visit to the reserve. Great walks along the beach near the lighthouse. so many interesting things uncovered by the changing tides - every visit unearths a new surprise. A very peaceful and relatively safe area in today's challenging world.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Peaceful reserve - clean, great for bird watching or walking. Check out the sanctuary for rescued birds and head out to the lighthouse, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and spot many species of sea birds.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TAZMPictures
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Went with friends to escort a UK visitor - we were all enthralled - Wonderful knowledgeable guide (and enthusiast). Expected just penguins, but saw much more - there are even civets and house snakes being cared for. Superb display of what local craftsmen (and women)...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Barrie T
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