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Cape Recife Nature Reserve

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Address: Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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We have been in other capes in South Africa so my evaluation is based in the state of conservation. This cape is very beautiful, here you can explain to your kids what is a cape... read more

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Maputo, Mozambique
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Maputo, Mozambique
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been in other capes in South Africa so my evaluation is based in the state of conservation. This cape is very beautiful, here you can explain to your kids what is a cape because you can easily see it, but it is not well maintained unfortunately. We travelled for other capes that are maintained by SAN parks and... More 

1 Thank msgoliveira
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186 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a little confusing to enter. There is a hotel you have to paid for a week pass, but once you get that the park offers hiking trails, beaches and a beautiful lighthouse.

Thank Allyson S
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was invited to a trail walk in order to raise funds for a charity. The paths are clear and clean. The trail takes you to the lighthouse and the beach. Magnificent views! After the walk, I went to Ziggy's bar for breakfast, which is next to the reserve's entrance.

Thank Mokgatla M
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went for an 8km walk around the nature reserve. Along the beach is lovely although if you go for the walk dont wear flipflops or sandals as stony in places and continues to be rough terrain around parts of the walk. Lovely scenery . We parked outside the gate and walked in, so didn't have to pay the entrance... More 

Thank Emma S
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is my favourite early morning (from 6am) spot in PE. Enough people around to feel safe. Great beaches. Great rockpools to snorkel in with my kids aged 6 and 7 and girlfriend.

Thank Dirk P
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138 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Nice place to stop off on the way back in to the town. Very pretty and unspoilt area and was quiet and calm when we visited.

Thank moreholidaysplease87
Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this lovely piece of land. We spent a few hours just exploring the rock pools. We went back another morning to do a trail run but unfortunately the route was not as well marked as promised on a website so ended up having to run a lot on the road. Still a great morning out.... More 

1 Thank MegLester
Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

In peak season, I could still find a peaceful beach here. The lighthouse is beautiful and a wedding party were finishing up their photos in this beautiful, close to nature setting. You pay R62 odd for a permit for a vehicle but it can be used for a week and is so worth it. Beautiful shells on the beach (please... More 

Thank TravelL0ver007
Watford, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Lighthouse appeared to be closed, no obvious signs. Beautiful beach with a lot of interesting stuff washed up on the shore. Small entrance fee, but other nature reserves in EC make no charge.

Thank Geraldine L
Hastings, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cape Recife was so close to where we were staying we almost didn't see it! Lovely place to walk and escape the city and noise.

Thank peppermint

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