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Van Stadens Nature Reserve

Off the N2, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 956 0155
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This seems like it would be a great place to walk and hike with family and friends. Pitty at this... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Lee-Roy P
via mobile
A jewel in PE's crown

What a lovely experience we had visiting van Stadens; took a lovely drive and then a walk to have a... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
South Africa
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Off the N2, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 956 0155
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This seems like it would be a great place to walk and hike with family and friends. Pitty at this stage everything is ash after the fires we had all around. Cant wait for the fields to recover and explore this wilderness.

Thank Lee-Roy P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a lovely experience we had visiting van Stadens; took a lovely drive and then a walk to have a look at the beautiful flora that abounds. Having a volunteer "Friends of Van Staden" as a guide was the best. I do suggest that you...More

Thank 1964DragonLady
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Just 20 min from the city limits, a perfect place for a change of scenery and fresh air. The two hikes are very different but great. Picnic or just a flask of coffee on a bench will recharge the battery. Flat, jeep tracks and single...More

Thank billycarol
Reviewed 4 December 2016

To think of how the Van Staden Bridge was constracted is mind boggling, land scaping is beautiful and unspoiled nature is appealing, however, the municipality of Port Elizabeth took a decision to prohibit vehicles form stopping on the bridge to view the beauty of nature...More

Thank 831bcm
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as a child and loved it. I have been back many times since...in fact every time I have business or pleasure in PE I stay at this venue. Coming from the UK this time, we were provided with bedding, late arrival and...More

Thank Yolanda y
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a beautiful find right on our doorstep! Van Stadens is an ideal spot for a hike, cycle and/or picnic. It’s picturesque and the perfect place to recharge. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen, good walking shoes and lots of water!

2  Thank RiaLoga
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Situated a mere 40 kilometres from Port Elizabeth, the reserve is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and fitness junkies alike. The reserve has no entry fee and has various tarred and gravel roads around the reserve. There are lovely hiking trails and mountain bike...More

1  Thank Mands007
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The title says it all I felt like a gnome lost in a magical forest. We accidentally drove past the reserve and decided this we have to see. Driving in you get a taste of what is to come. We were able to park the...More

1  Thank Lizzie1606
Reviewed 28 September 2016

the trek is well worth it! it is a safe environment and there are plenty of ppl around. the beach nearby is amazing and swimming can be done too.

Thank Sumitra25
Reviewed 14 August 2016

As we crossed over the Van Stadden Bridge, we were told that for some reason it was popular with people contemplating suicide. We kept our seat-belts firmly fastened and continued on with our trek.

Thank Lee A
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