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Explore a whole new world of wonder

The Eastern Cape, with its mild climate, renowned beauty and natural biodiversity is an outstanding destination rich with potential. Some 15 kilometres south of the pretty coastal city of Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), at the southern point of Algoa Bay, is the 366 ha (900 acre) Cape Recife Nature Reserve, proclaimed in 1973. Untouched and little-known, the Reserve is an extraordinarily beautiful and elemental stretch of wild coastal space.

Coastal Marine Safaris

Three hour tours are open to day trippers and include either a delicious beach breakfast (morning), or an evening drive culminating in a sundowner stop with snacks and drinks from a magnificent viewpoint.

 

This unique destination is accessible through trips by vehicle on tracks behind the dune cordon and include stretches of walking on dunes, beach and rocks. The coastal safari is a perfect way for families to enjoy and appreciate a breathtaking part of South Africa’s coastline, in the company of whales, dolphins and so much more.

07h00 – 10h00

Morning Marine Safari including light breakfast snacks

R1500 per person.

15h00 – 18h30

Sunset Marine Safari including sundowners

R1500 per person.

Lighthouse Tours

We offer the possibility of a glimpse into another world with our tours of this fabulous piece of infrastructure.

 

Lighthouses encompass an aura of romance, danger and legend – oh the stories they could tell!

 

Be swept up in the drama, relive the history and feel the significance that this beacon has held for so many whose lives are spent on the ocean.

07h00 – 10h00

R1300 per person.

Coastal Birding Hikes

Keen bird watchers already know the avian specials that this coastline offers, with Cape Recife being regarded as one of Port Elizabeth’s/ Gqeberha’s prime birding spots.

 

Novices will be blown away by the diversity! Four bird categories are prevalent here: pelagic, coastal, bush and freshwater birds. Specials include the Roseate tern – after which a 9km trail is named.

 

Our great birding guides tailor birding walks, trips to the estuary and visits to bird hides and will do their utmost to help you find those lifers!

07h00 – 10h00

R1300 per person.

Botanical Tours

With the highly diverse flora native to this coastline, botanical tours are a sought-after speciality, and our well-trained gurus cannot wait to reveal to visitors the unique and miraculous plant life in this region.

 

Cape Recife Nature Reserve is part of a greater conservancy that protects globally important plants like St Francis dune fynbos, thicket mosaic vegetation, and endemic coastal fynbos. If you aren’t already a plant fundi – this tour will show you a new world of pleasure and nature appreciation.

07h00 – 10h00

R975 per person.

CONTACT US

ERF 2410

Summerstrand

Gqeberha

South Africa, 6001

Email: book@caperecife.com

Phone: +27 (0)42 235 1450