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Cape Recife Nature Reserve

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Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 582 2575
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Serene and Scenic

Peaceful reserve - clean, great for bird watching or walking. Check out the sanctuary for rescued... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TAZMPictures
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
Wonderful seabird sanctuary

Went with friends to escort a UK visitor - we were all enthralled - Wonderful knowledgeable guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barrie T
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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“bird watching” (5 reviews)
“light house” (5 reviews)
“unspoilt area” (2 reviews)
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Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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+27 41 582 2575
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Barrie T
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Scenic and serene area which is a must see, the lighthouse and surrounding area is just an excellent sight for nature lovers. Great place to snap a few pics to serve as wallpaper for your phone/tablet/laptop.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Pleasant drive to light house through the nature reserve .. sea was calm so could see all the rock pools

Thank Caro W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I love this place, it is one of the best places in PE to take your camera. The scenery is amazing and the hiking trails are just stunning However, the gates open late and any sunrise adventures you may have planned will be for nothing....More

Thank Armant G
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A wonderful green and underused area in Port Elizabeth the light house is iconic seen in many photos , the penguins rehab center is a good visit highlighting the good work they do . A spot mostly used be fishermen but really worth visiting ,...More

Thank madiesel
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Cape Recife reserve is a must do. The untouched beaches, prolific bird life, sand dunes and the lighthouse all make for beautiful land- and seascapes. Taking a walk along the beach restores the soul!

Thank heathern423
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Went to have a look, permit cost R65 currently for a week's access. Money well spent! There is a lot of wind since it is a cape yet there is so many pools at Paddies beach that the kids had a blast exploring.

Thank Jeanne H
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We plan our vacation in PE around our beach days at Cape Recife. The R68 odd that you pay for a week access is nothing compared to the privacy you experience. The payment keeps the riff-raff out of the reserve. Best kiddies beach with sea...More

Thank Stephan H
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Unexpected visit to Port Recife, on our last night in South Africa. We had already seen the grandeur of Table Mountain and the magic of the bush on safari, so we weren't in search of anything special, but we found it here. We walked for...More

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