Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth

4.5
#3 of 21 in Parks in Port Elizabeth
Go bird-watching at Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, a 9 km (5.6 mi) long circular walking trail that showcases sights of unspoiled beaches, natural dune vegetation, and boulder formations. You'll also pass several historically significant buildings, including a lighthouse, an old military post, and a bird blind. The reserve also allows visitors to explore underwater reefs, try a game of golf, or just soak up the sand and sunshine. You must have a permit to enter; security guards are on site during the daylight hours. To visit Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve on your trip to Port Elizabeth, use our Port Elizabeth trip planner .
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  • We've done the coastal drive and turned into the Reserve for a beautiful wind still sunny afternoon drive. The nature and seaview and birdwatching was fantastic  more »
  • Simply relax and enjoy the breeze. The walk on the beach, the smells of nature, fish in the sea pools, the flock of birds, you can easily spend the whole afternoon there.  more »
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  • I like this area. There are lots to do with different beaches and walk ways. It's big but being a reserve you need a permit for entrance. I don't mind paying that bit of money because we know it wouldn't be damaged. We still didn't get to go to the penquin sanctuary there but will make a plan to go
  • Beautiful reserve with lots to do for both young and old. Roads and control excellent. Really enjoyed our time at lowtide to explore the waters and rocks. Lovely fishing spot, will explore more at high tide during the week
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