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Shamwari Private Game Reserve Port Elizabeth
#1 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
The game drives were excellent and we even had blankets and hot water bottles when it was cold.You need to wrap up warm on every trip out to the park.Our ranger David was amazingly knowledgeable and always tried t...
The animals and nature you see in Shamwari are breathtaking, amazing, exciting, and any other awesome adjective you can think of.
Valley of Desolation Graaff-Reinet
#2 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Nature is big, overwhelming and marvellous here and, especially when the light is soft, provides wonderful opportunities to take striking photos and to be in awe of the beauty of it all.
There's a few good stopping off points before getting to the amazing end - a few hundred metres from the car park you are rewarded by stunning views of an intriguing rock formation, with stacks, columns and peculi...
Addo Elephant National Park Addo Elephant National Park
#3 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Addo remains my favourite game park in South Africa - relative ease of spotting the Big Five (now the Big Seven including whales on the coastal extension), malaria free, and lush vegetation (as opposed to the spar...
Our driver, Stephen, was a mine of information about the inhabitants of the park, fauna and flora, and we managed lots of fantastic sightings and close encounters in our time there.
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Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari Addo Elephant National Park
#4 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Carl demonstrated his knowledge of the Park and animals, giving lots of information, we were able to see giraffe, wildebeest, hippo, crocodile, elephants, many types of the antelope family, warthog and many birds.
We then picked up our open-sided converted Defender with an extra two people for the pm game drive in Scotia Park where we saw Giraffes, rhino, elephants with babies and lions in addition to the other animals that...
Mountain Zebra National Park Cradock
#5 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Our first visit to this park and what a hidden gem! Beautiful landscape we arrived just after a rainstorm and greeted with 2 beautiful rainbows.
The park is well maintained, with friendly staff and excellent service at all times.The chalet that we stayed in was beautifully clean and well supplied with all the amenities required to make your self catering s...
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Paradise Beach Jeffreys Bay
#6 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
One of the most pristine places in the world coast line nature at its best
Nature at its best.
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Kragga Kamma Game Park Port Elizabeth
#7 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
It is a smallish game park - about 200 acres, but you are guaranteed to see all the animals they have on offer:- zebra, warthogs, Bonteboks, Water buffalo, mountain goat, ostrich, impala, rhino, cheetah, tortoise,...
The highlight of the trip was a game drive on Saturday afternoon - Gert is an excellent ranger with a wealth of knowledge about the history of the game park, the animals and vegetation.
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Tsitsikamma National Park Tsitsikamma National Park
#8 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
If Hiking was a career, this would be best job placement, stunning views, some challenging cliffs to climb and peaceful calmness in nature.
The Tsitsikamma National Park is one of the most beautiful ones in South Africa, with a unique combination of forest and stunning coastline.
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Nahoon Beach East London
#9 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
The local beach life guard club has a great day club for kids that takes them surfing, canoeing, dune surfing, fishing, snorkeling and hiking through the beautiful nature reserve surrounding the beach for R150 a day.
There is Retail Park mall 5km from the beach where the banks and Mc Donald's are situated Couples can go out to enjoy their love at the beach Visit the beach and also tour East London and the surrounding areas to...
Otter Trail Tsitsikamma National Park
#10 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
The first of these was the day time Otter Trail hike etched within the ancient Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve; the only place in South Africa where coastal mountains and forests are constantly taking plunges into the...
Awesome experiance - Must do for all nature lovers!
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Kariega Beach Kenton-on-Sea
#11 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Waterfall Trail Tsitsikamma National Park
#12 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Idyllic way to spend a morning in nature.
In a rainy day the route get slippery and park might decide to close the trail.
Cape Recife Nature Reserve Port Elizabeth
#13 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Scenic and serene area which is a must see, the lighthouse and surrounding area is just an excellent sight for nature lovers.
Excelllent walk on the beach and in the natural vegetation, absorbing the sights, sounds and smells of nature-so scenic.What a beautiful country we live in!
Hogsback Arboretum Hogsback
#14 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Great for photographic enthusiasts & our son had a wonderful time capturing the beauty in nature
So refreshing and energising to be so close to nature
Sardinia Bay Beach Port Elizabeth
#15 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Here it is you climb and climb and when you reach the top you stand there for a moment and take in the beauty that nature has to offer while catching your breath off course.
We have entered from the Sacramento Monument (east side of the Sardinia Bay National Park) and walked to the dunes and back, which takes about one hour each way.
The Dolphin Trail Storms River
#16 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
The Dolphin Trail is a MUST experience for anyone who loves the outdoors and walking in nature with unspoilt scenery and stunning views.
The accommodation ranges from cabins at the National Park (cute, have everything you need and are right next to the Indian Ocean) to the luxurious chalets at The Fernery where I could quite happily have stayed for...
Beachcomber Horse Trails Kenton-on-Sea
#17 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
... riding along the beach swimming across the rivers with the horses and finally riding in the game-park watching the wild animal from the horseback with Jono and Adian as guides, made this week the best ever You...
If you want a quick ride in amazing nature, go to Jono in South Africa!
Dolphin Beach Jeffreys Bay
#18 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
It have a aquatic park to kids, small but good to spend some hours and a lot of bars and restaurants to have a drink.
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Camdeboo National Park Graaff-Reinet
#19 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
The drive around the Park itself is quite short but the Valley of Desolation is spectacular and we went back for a second round of sundowners overlooking the magnificent views.
Another unique aspect of South Africa managed by SANparks - the valley of desolation is a unique geological experience ... there are also walking and cycling options, as well as a caravan park
Kowie River Port Alfred
#20 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
The Kowie River allows for a beautiful boating experience with great fishing and awesome views of nature.
The Kowie River, which runs through the fishing village of Port Alfred, offers something for all lovers of watersport and nature.
Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides Jeffreys Bay
#21 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve Port Elizabeth
#22 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Situated a mere 40 kilometres from Port Elizabeth, the reserve is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and fitness junkies alike.
True Nature reserve
Port St Francis Saint Francis Bay
#23 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Excellent place to relax and enjoy nature at her finest.
St George's Park Port Elizabeth
#24 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
A beautiful oasis of greenery, this park has some of the most interesting trees I have ever seen.
Beautifully maintained with pathways through the park and into the botanical hot house.
Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve Mpongo Private Game Reserve
#25 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
I had the opportunity to visit Mpongo Park for a daily excursion and was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the park.
Besides the fun educational morning we also got to see the various animals at the park and could choose to go on a game drive if we wanted to.
SANCCOB Port Elizabeth
#26 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
The museum has many interesting specimens and reference books for those who like nature.
I would allow an hour to tour Samrec and another hour to enjoy the park that it is located in.
Featherfoot Beach Horse Trails & Riding School Jeffreys Bay
#27 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
We loved the two hour afternoon ride through the nature reserve and on to the beach.
Double Mouth Nature Reserve Morgan's Bay
#28 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Double Mouth is a beautiful nature reserve run by Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Association.
Park is very neat.
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre Addo Elephant National Park
#29 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
Seal Point Saint Francis Bay
#30 of 135 Nature & Parks in Eastern Cape
We also did a lovely walk among the dunes (called walk in the woods on the map) in a nearby Nature Reserve which I will review separately if I can find it on TA.