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True Nature reserve

Not far from Port Elizabeth. Lovely walks and more strenuous hikes for the outdoor person.Free... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Anita W
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Scenic Trail Hike

Took my parents and sister for a lovely 6km hike through the forrest. Clean picnic spots and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Not far from Port Elizabeth. Lovely walks and more strenuous hikes for the outdoor person.Free entrance. Take your own water and food, if required.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anita W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Took my parents and sister for a lovely 6km hike through the forrest. Clean picnic spots and beautiful views. Close to PE, worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cheryl968
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The emphasis is on the protection of the indigenous vegetation, in particular the wild flowers. There is a loop that you can drive, several nature trails to walk, and many pleasant picnic spots with tables and benches. A really pleasant and relaxing days' outing. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Took a leisurely drive on the old road taking the pass below the Van Stadens Bridge.. very beautiful. .. There was road works at the time, so be careful round the bends.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CaroW45
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 1964DragonLady
Reviewed 19 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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!

Date of experience: October 2016
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25 February 2018|
Response from Lee-Roy P | Reviewed this property |
Try the contractors who build the bridge in 1967