Silaka Nature Reserve
Silaka Nature Reserve
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Bronwynn
Roodepoort, South Africa11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
It is a beautiful spot with chalets nestled in sporadic areas. Well looked after and being nicely preserved. There was quite a few security guards on site. We only went for an hour and the beach is deserted and it seems very safe to go on hikes and even to swim. I saw no life guards on duty. There is also no restaurant or shops, so one has to drive to Port St John's or surrounds to get food if you decide to rent a chalet there.
Written January 24, 2020
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Kyle N
10 contributions
Dec 2017
Silaka is always on our list. Pick a day when the North Easter is blowing, and it is very sheltered from that wind. Explore rock pools just watch the high tide if it is spring tides.
Written January 22, 2018
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Howard S
Durban, South Africa77 contributions
Sep 2019
a very quick in out the reserve due to my trip being business and i was shown around "town" and the attractions very very quickly due to me only staying two days. the staff and gate entering the reserve where extremely friendly and welcoming and everything was in tip top condition building wise etc. a very quick drive to a few "hot" spots that my host wanted me to see and roads were in good condition and NO Litter lying around which was awesome to see. a definite must visit for anyone going to Port St Johns with a mere R40/person entry fee. they also have accomadation available for those wanting to book in---- pre booking is reqd. And yes upon a time PSJ was very run down and dillapidated[i was last there 3 years ago 2015/16] but they have really cleaned up and town is looking good with buildings being revamped etc.
Written September 28, 2019
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EmilieA69
Lyon, France5 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
We went there only for an our, but we could find some trash on our way to the beach. So the reserve doesn't seem to be very clean.
Written August 3, 2014
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Kirstyswiss
Johannesburg, South Africa74 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Visited Silaka Nature Reserve in December 2018. The staff are super friendly and informative. The beach on the reserve is quiet and beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed this beach day for its tranquility. Would recommend you take your own snacks and plastic bags to clean up after yourself as there are no convenience stores or beach front cafes to buy snacks/have lunch at.
Written January 5, 2019
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Kevin
Lichtenburg, South Africa25 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is a beautiful beach with a flat sandy section and a rocky section. There's no shark nets so don't venture too deep in the water. There are chalets that looks nice and are very affordable considering where they are situated, but I can't comment on how they are inside. For a day visitor pass you will pay R22 pp but it is worth it considering how peaceful and secure this place is.
Written April 4, 2018
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didi638
Groningen, The Netherlands5 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
We spent one day at the beach and were literally the only people day. There are trees that offer shade, the sand is perfect, the view is amazing. However, beware of the sharks
Written January 25, 2017
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sandra p
Durban, South Africa183 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
The road to the reserve needs a 4x4 vehicle as the road is gravel and full of pot holes. It is a great for fishermen as you have a private beach only for visitors to the reserve.
Written October 13, 2016
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AilzP
Stellenbosch, South Africa16 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Road to the reserve is terrible and requires a high clearance vehicle. We wanted to go for lunch and come back but couldn't face the drive twice. Staff very friendly. Wouldn't recommend going alone as poachers can enter somehow and we were approached by one man trying to sell stuff. He also caught a young bird of prey and wanted us to pay him to let it go which we refused to. We called the Ranger but he was gone before he arrived. The beach is gorgeous and the rock pools full of delightful things.
Written July 2, 2016
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Michael K
5 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
We stayed at the Silaka game reserve in the month of March 2016. It is a very beautiful reserve, and offers exclusive access to the stunning Wild Coast beaches. We stayed at the chalets for one night. You can see the initial idea was good; but alas, they are now obviously poorly maintained. Tiles were falling off; broken parts here and there, and generally, a display of neglect. Its very sad, because the setting is so beautiful and there is so much potential for the place. And over Easter when we were there, it was eerily empty, except for very few people staying overnight. Unless something drastic happens, i only see the place deteriorating further. I would rather advise day visits. I did miss the Knysna Lourie and will be going there again when next in PSJ.
Written June 3, 2016
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Silaka Nature Reserve - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)