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Address: Off the N2, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 41 956 0155
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Lovely little retreat

Just outside Port Elizabeth is this little haven of indigenous plants. Roads and pathways are well maintained. Take a picnic basket (or even just a flask of coffee) and sit and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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George, South Africa
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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just outside Port Elizabeth is this little haven of indigenous plants. Roads and pathways are well maintained. Take a picnic basket (or even just a flask of coffee) and sit and enjoy the scenic nature at one of the picnic spots. There are numerous bike routes on the reserve as well. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the local... More 

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have had picnics, here a few times with family. The facilities for picnicing are great. The reserve is good for hikers and off road cyclists. I do not have any negative comments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This reserve is half an hours drive out of Port Elizabeth, the flowers mainly proteas are magnificent - depending on the time of year one visits as to what is is bloom. We have visited here on many occasions during different seasons as it offers lovely walks in peaceful surroundings.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've been here a few times and have always enjoyed it. the different proteas flower at different times so we've always had flowers to enjoy. The forest path can be tiring if you are unfit, but it's a great experience. Take your time and rest if necessary, but you will be grateful you did it. Apart from the proteas are... More 

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Beautiful tranquil area, love picnicking here. Stunning trails and easy hiking. Great for friends, kids and couples. Fynbos is amazing when in flower - my fav time is when the heather is in bloom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My friends and I went hiking at Van Stadens. The hike was an amazing experience! You walk on cliff paths and after that, there is a picnic spot. I loved the Nature and Reserve.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Sitting in the quiet surrounded by valleys and so much fynbos, proteas and local trees. We found ourselves a nice spot to sit and spread out our picnic blankets for a spot of breakfast and coffee. Took the kids for a quick walk around to overlook the gorge. Really awesome spot. We'll be back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had such a great time at the Nature Reserve yesterday. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon - and it's free! I did the Forest Walk and really enjoyed myself. It's more hiking than walking though, so I would definitely recommend wearing hiking shoes for this trail. It goes through the middle of the forest, following a little... More 

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is a must for everyone visiting the PE area, only 25 minutes drive from PE. The van Stadens Nature Reserve is a forest area where once elephants roamed the area and an abundance of wild life was seen by early travellers.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What an amazing piece of South Africa. A truely unique and gorgeous part of our heritage. The walk to the bridge is lovely and anyone is capable of doing it. Love the fact you can have a bite to eat and a drink, after your walk and watch the ocean.

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