Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Woody Cape Nature Reserve

The Woody Cape Nature Reserve, formerly known as the Alexandria State Forest, is an 80 km section of the Eastern Cape coastline located between the Bushman's River to the east and the Sundays River to the west. This reserve is now been incorporated into the Greater Addo Elephant National Park.

The vegetation of this region primarily consists of the dune fields of the former Alexandria State Forest, which runs along the Indian Ocean coastline between the Bushman's River and the Sunday's River.

The reserve can be explored by foot via a 7 km hiking trail along the coast. There is also the 2 day 36 km Alexandria Trail, which can be booked through the Eastern Cape Dept. of Conservation by calling (046) 653 0601.

St., Croix Island and Bird Island in Algoa Bay have recently been incorporated into the reserve. These protected islands are now home to nearly 10,000 Jackass penguins and over 150,000 Cape gannets.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT WOODY CAPE NATURE RESERVE:
- Alexandria Hiking Trail
- picnic / braai area
- bird watching

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: bushpig, duiker, lynx, jackal
Vegetation: dune fields

DIRECTIONS TO WOODY CAPE NATURE RESERVE:

Accommodation Near Woody Cape Nature Reserve:
Colchester Accommodation

Accommodation Near Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Sleeps: 7 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 650,00
Per unit, per night.

Sundays River Mouth Guesthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

9.9km West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Sundays River mouth Guesthouse is an AA SUPERIOR RATED wonderful self-catering Guesthouse situated on the banks of the Sundays River, in the sleepy holiday village of Colchester (38 km North of Port Elizabeth off the N2 Highway).

Sleeps: 13 in 2 units/rooms
From R 900,00
Per site, per night.

Settle Inn

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

12.3km West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Settle Inn at Sundays River is situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. On the one side, you overlook the rolling hills and new Southgate entrance, Camp Matyholweni of the Addo National Park and on the other side the Sundays River .

From R 1 390,00
Per unit, per night.

Matyholweni Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

12.3km West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Matyholweni, which means "in the bush" in Xhosa is located near the coastal town of Colchester at the Sundays River Mouth, 3km off the N2 highway, Matyholweni is easily accessible and provides a second gateway into the Park.

Graded:
Sleeps: 20 in 8 units/rooms
From R 575,00
Per unit, per night.

Happy Jackal Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

12.5km West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Standing in its own grounds on the river bank the Happy Jackal boasts 5 luxurious, en-suite rooms, each with stunning river views and upmarket facilities.

From R 930,00
Per unit, per night.

Spekboom Tented Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

25.1km North West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Spend a night in the middle of the bush, listening to the sounds of the wild around you. You may catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals drinking at the nearby waterhole, gaze at the starry skies and enjoy simply being away from it all. The tents are located

Sandflats Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paterson

26.3km North of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Sandflats Self Catering Accommodation in Paterson 2 units. Both are fully equipped. We are centrally situated within 20 to 30 minutes drive of 5 Malaria free game reserves - all offering a unique African experience.

Sandflats Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Paterson

26.3km North of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Built at the turn of the last Century - Sandflats Bed & Breakfast in the country village of Paterson, is a quaint establishment reminiscent of a bygone era. We offer clean and comfortable rooms with a host of facilities.

Graded:

Rosedale Organic Farm Bed And Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

27.6km West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Keith and Nondumiso Finnemore welcome you to stay in our newly built thatched cottages on our organic citrus farm, just 10 minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park, and 45 minutes from the Port Elizabeth airport.

Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

TiPi Bush Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Paterson

28.2km North West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Enjoy the tranquillity of the African bush on your own terms and agenda, camping in comfort. Situated within a malaria-free area in the Easter Cape, TiPi bush camp prides itself on being an environmentally friendly, eco-tourist destination

Sleeps: 132 in 18 units/rooms
From R 610,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Chrislin African Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

29.6km West of centre of Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Chrislin African Lodge delivers a unique experience in Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in traditionally built huts. The well appointed en-suite rooms, each with their own separate entrances are equipped with numerous practical and personal touches...