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Cape Recife Nature Reserve

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Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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I have been to beaches all over the world and I come from a country (Brazil) full of beaches but... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Luiz Eduardo S
Sao Paulo, SP
Damaged nature

We have been in other capes in South Africa so my evaluation is based in the state of... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Maputo, Mozambique
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Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have been to beaches all over the world and I come from a country (Brazil) full of beaches but this spot is simply amazing! Completely in love with the Cape Recife. I have paid to go to the beach twice in my live: Curacao...More

Thank Luiz Eduardo S
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank msgoliveira
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

Thank Mokgatla M
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 ....More

Thank Emma S
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
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
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...More

1  Thank MegLester
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...More

Thank TravelL0ver007
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
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