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About 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.

Things to do in Port St Johns

Accommodation near Silaka Nature Reserve

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa...

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Carlton Guest House

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N'taba River Lodge

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Amapondo Backpacker Lodge

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Port St Johns Farmhouse

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Cremorne Estate

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Silaka Nature Reserve Map

Silaka Nature Reserve is 4.6km from the centre of Port St Johns , the nearest airport 93.1km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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