Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve, Port Elizabeth

#8 of 20 in Parks in Port Elizabeth
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Explore the endemic and rare plants growing on wooded slopes and riverbanks that stretch between the coast and the mountains at Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve, the country's oldest flower sanctuary. This "floral wonderland" spreads over nearly 600 hectares (1,483 acres) of low-lying terrain peppered with signposted walking trails and flat gravel roads ideal for mountain biking. Test your knowledge of flowers at the arboretum, which displays named plant specimens. Stop at the mud huts or pick a picnic spot along the scenic circular path, which provides views of the gorge and the bridge. Nearby you can visit a cave petroglyph. Plan to visit Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Port Elizabeth attractions using our Port Elizabeth online trip itinerary builder.
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  • I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the flowers in the reserve. The Proteas were magnificent  more »
  • Stunning views of the Storms river bridge. Not to difficult hikes for non hikers as well as very good mapped out areas to know where your walking.  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised in this absolute gem.....!!!! Nature at its best, if you enjoy the tranquility.... Just you and creation... Amazing!!!
  • What a great place to spend the morning! The wildflower reserve is a delight. I visited the reserve mid-September and the flowers were not yet in bloom, but the walk was still pleasant. There are 2 main walks to choose from, each about 4km long: the river walk and the forest walk. I opted for the forest walk. Stunning!

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