Silaka Nature Reserve


Just six kilometres south of the chilled seaside town of Port St Johns is a gorgeous protectorate of Eastern Cape Coastal Forest.

Stretching from Second Beach to Sugarloaf Rock, the 400-hectare Silaka Nature Reserve might be small in size but a river flows through it and the entire place is imbued with exceptional scenic beauty. The Silaka River meanders within the reserve to become an estuary meeting up with the stunning beach.

Nature lovers have no shortage of beautiful spots to explore from the tidal rock pools, estuary, forest and grasslands. Keep an eye open for Cape clawless otters on the beach and in the estuary.

Twitchers can experience phenomenal birding including sightings of Knysna turaco, Cinnamon dove, Half-collared kingfisher and Grey cuckooshrike.

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Accommodation near Silaka Nature Reserve

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R480
1 night, 2 adults

Delicious Monster

Sleeps 8 Port St Johns Guest House in Port St Johns
0.43km from Silaka Nature Reserve

The Delicious Monster is beautifully situated on the beach in Port St Johns, next to our famous seaf...

from R490
1 night, 2 adults

The Lodge on the Beach

Sleeps 6 Port St Johns Guest House in Port St Johns
1.66km from Silaka Nature Reserve

The Lodge on the Beach, is a guest house situated right on the beach and probably the closest you wi...

from R160
1 night, 2 adults

Amapondo Backpacker Lodge

Sleeps 104 Port St Johns Backpacker in Port St Johns
2.34km from Silaka Nature Reserve

Relax in the hands of the qualified massage therapist and reflexology. Our restaurant specializes in...

from R200
1 night, 2 adults

Mad Hatters Lodge and Backpackers

Sleeps 58 Port St Johns Backpacker in Port St Johns
4.94km from Silaka Nature Reserve

Go a little or a lot crazy at this brand new backpackers located midway between Port St Johns and Se...

from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Namkelekile Accommodation

Sleeps 18 Port St Johns Bed and Breakfast in Port St Johns
5.07km from Silaka Nature Reserve

Namkelekile Accommodation offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Port St Johns. Being a sh...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Carlton Guest House

Sleeps 24 Port St Johns Guest House in Port St Johns
5.59km from Silaka Nature Reserve

Carlton Guest House is a colonial-style residence that was once property of the Transkei President. ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

Sleeps 28 Port St Johns Guest House, Port St Johns Self-catering in Port St Johns
5.62km from Silaka Nature Reserve

Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House offers accommodation & meals. The guest house is situated in Port St J...

from R815
1 night, 2 adults

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

Sleeps 42 Port St Johns Resort in Port St Johns
5.63km from Silaka Nature Reserve

The Wild Coast may be South Africa’s most spectacular and peaceful region with its rocky coastline, ...

from R240
1 night, 2 adults

Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Sleeps 36 Port St Johns Backpacker in Port St Johns
5.69km from Silaka Nature Reserve

Jungle Monkey is situated in the rugged and untouched heart of the Wild Coast, in South Africa’s Eas...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Port St Johns Farmhouse

Sleeps 16 Port St Johns Self-catering in Port St Johns
6.05km from Silaka Nature Reserve

Port St Johns Farmhouse is located close to Mthatha, Lusikisiki and other Wild Coast towns, and is a...

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