Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth

4.6
#3 of 20 in Parks in Port Elizabeth
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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 walked from Summerstrand down to the lighthouse on a blustery slightly wet day and weren't disappointed. We tried to walk along the boardwalk to begin with but soon found this to be both...  more »
  • We stayed alonf Marine drive for a week - Beautiful beach that still has the "Wild" element and many great rock pools to enjoy  more »
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  • Well kept and maintained.
  • Lovely views and definitely worth the drive around the point and great rock pools around for exploring

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