The Island Nature Reserve
  • Thornhill / Seaview

Last Updated: March 2019

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  • Longitude: 25.369644
  • Latitude: -33.98545
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  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking / walking

About The Island Nature Reserve

Located just outside Port Elizabeth on the Seaview Road the Island Nature reserve is one of the best kep secrets amongs local hikers and birdwatchers. The reserve is about 480ha big with dense coastal indigenous bush including Outeniqua Yellow woods, Harde pear, klein perde pram and many more. The trees are marked making hikes more interesting. 

The Island Reserve comprises of a grassed picnic area with a number of hiking trails into the reserve. The hiking trails range in distance from 300 meters to 16km. 

The reserve is also popular amongst birdwatchers offering a wide variety of Eastern Cape bird species along the many trails as well as at a bird pond.

Read more about this reserve and a review of the Bushbuck hiking trail here.

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