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“A few things need to be corrected”

Van Stadens Nature Reserve
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A few things need to be corrected”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

A beautiful place, but they need to work on their signage because it can be very misleading. Also they need to specify how strenuous the walks are for those who might not have the correct fitness level. Still a beautiful place though and I especially loved the forest walk.

Visited March 2014
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wildflower wonderland when the time is right”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Within the boundaries of the VS conservancy lies the Van Stadens wildflower reserve. When the wildflowers bloom there, its amazing. Anywhere else in the world, it would probably be an important point of destination, but here in PE.... Only a handful of people seem to know about it.
The challenge is that in this wild place, the flowers dont appear on cue. We are neve quite sure when it will happen.
Anyway, take a picnic basket, and a pair of hiking boots, and just wander around the well marked tracks. Its a place of rare peace, and natural beauty; and if you are lucky enough to be there during a flowering period.... You will never forget it.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Kevin A
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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141 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Lovely scenery and views”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is a wonderful half day trip from PE and you get to see some lovely flora. The Reserve offers lovely views over the van Stadens ravine and has very rpetty picnic spots. It is mostly deserted and makes for a very peaceful afternoon or morning. Take a picnic as there is no tea room.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Sarahthexton
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Jeffreys Bay
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kid's heaven!”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We had a lovely lunch in the large restaurant overlooking the ocean, while the kids enjoyed the small beach and swam in the ocean while waiting for their food - everybody left feeling extremely happy!

Visited May 2013
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“View makes for a good photo opportunity.”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

It needs to be upgraded. Toilets average. View is good. The whole place looks a bit tatty. Beautiful flora.

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