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Island Nature Reserve

Island Nature Reserve - Western Region, Eastern Cape

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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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Sea Notes

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

0.6km East of center of 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 ..

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Sleeps: 6

Willie-Klanie

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

0.8km East of center of 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...

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Ocean Sunset

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Seaview

0.9km East of center of Island Nature Reserve

Ocean Sunset is situated on the beautiful coastline, west of Port Elizabeth in the peaceful little village of Seaview. Five minutes walk from the beach which is famous for its angling, snorkeling and rock pools.

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Sleeps: 9
From R 1 250,00
Per unit, per night.

The Garden Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.4km East of center of Island Nature Reserve

Enjoy glorious ocean views, dolphins, whales and pink sunsets in beautiful self catering holiday accommodation at The Garden Cottage in Seaview, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa...

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Sleeps: 2

16 Beach Music B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.4km West of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 6

16 Beach Music Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.4km West of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Peace @ C

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

3.9km East of center of Island Nature Reserve

This accommodation will provide a comfortable stay whether for holiday, business, tournaments or week-end break-aways, etc. Sleeps 4.

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Sleeps: 16 in 6 units/rooms
From R 595,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Sea Otters Lodge & Conference Centre

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

4.0km East of center of 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.

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Lauricedale Country House

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Port Elizabeth

14.2km North East of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 23 in 3 units/rooms
From R 360,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Blue Skies Country House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

15.0km North East of center of Island Nature Reserve

Blue Skies Country House offers comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation for 26 people in 11 rooms at realistic prices. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of our 2 hectare garden near Kragga Kamma Road with a sparkling salt water pool and abundant bird..

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