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Island Nature Reserve

  • Island Nature Reserve - Western Region, Eastern Cape
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Island Nature Reserve

The Island Nature Reserve, located 25 km from Port Elizabeth, in the suburb of Seaview, serves as an ideal destination for day trips with the family. The reserve which covers an area of 480 ha, has become a popular picnic spot amongst locals and visitors alike. Aside from the picnic sites the reserve also features a braai area, ablutions and a bird bath which draws many species.

The reserve consists mainly of indigenous coastal forest and is home to a number of magnificent tree specimens, which include Outeniqua yellow-wood, white milkwood, cheesewood, Cape chestnut and white and hard pear trees. The Island Nature Reserve provides excellent opportunities for hiking on a number of trails which run through it Hikers making their way through the reserve will also be able to stop at some excellent vantage points, which provide awesome views of the coast and surrounding areas. The most well known of these trails is the 16 km Bushbuck hiking trail, made up of a number of interlinking loops, conveniently leading hikers in a circular path. The majority of the trails are easily manageable and span shorter distances of 1.5 kilometres, 3.4 kilometres and 7.6 kilometres.

Wildlife to be seen in the reserve include blue duiker, bushbuck, and bush pigs, and those who walk quietly will possibly be spoilt with sightings of vervet monkeys. Feeding of the monkeys however, is prohibited due to public safety concerns. Visitors are often able to enjoy the curious antics of these small primates from a safe distance. Keen bird watchers will be delighted in the variety of over fifty various species to be found at the Island Nature reserve. These include the Knysna lourie, Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher, Narina trogon, olive woodpecker, olive bush shrike, Sweet Waxbill and Forest Canary. Occasionally Forest Buzzards have been seen flying over the forest.


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Sea Notes
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 8 in 3 units
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Sea Notes

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

Sea Notes offers a variety of self catering accommodation in one private cottage and two self-contained apartments. This makes it ideal for individuals, couples or family groups. All offer privacy with their own entrances ..

Willie-Klanie
Guest Rating: 8.6
Sleeps 12 in 2 units
From R 500
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Willie-Klanie

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

The fully equipped self-catering unit, with TV, (please bring own beach towels), consists of two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds. It has an open plan kitchen with dining room / lounge, with a sleeper couch. In total it...

16 Beach Music B&B
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
From R 900
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

16 Beach Music B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

Beachfront Bed and Breakfast. Situated on the spectacular coastline of Beachview, we offer you relaxed beach house living. Enjoy the best of both worlds, the benefits of seaside living and the close proximity of the city.

16 Beach Music Self Catering
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 500
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

16 Beach Music Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

Beach front Self-Catering. Unobstructed ocean and beach views.Situated on the spectacular coastline of Beachview, we offer you relaxed beach house living.

Sea Otters Lodge & Conference Centre
Sleeps 16 in 6 units
From R 600
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Sea Otters Lodge & Conference Centre

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

Savour the peace and quiet of this beautiful hidden gem, while listening to the waves breaking on the shore, perched ever so perfectly on the beachfront of Kini Bay, a quaint village setting in Port Elizabeth.

Lauricedale Country House
Sleeps 26 in 9 units
From R 840
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Lauricedale Country House

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

Lauricedale Country House and Garden Rooms is a self-catering facility on a smallholding in the tranquil suburb of Theescombe, Port Elizabeth.

Lodge on Main
Graded:
Sleeps 38 in 19 units

Lodge on Main

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

The stunning 4 star Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre in Walmer Port Elizabeth is the logical choice for your conference accommodation and function bookings and there are many reasons why.

River Road Guesthouse
Graded:
Sleeps 8 in 3 units
From R 475
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

River Road Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

River Road Guest House is a three star graded guest house in Port Elizabeth offering bed and breakfast accommodation.

J-Bay Zebra Lodge
Sleeps 14 in 6 units
From R 1450
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

J-Bay Zebra Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

0 Km from Island Nature Reserve

The Lodge is perfectly positioned on the top of a hill, with 360° views overlooking the Indian Ocean, the indigenous bush and the mountains.

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