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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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Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House...

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Port St. John's River Lodge

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Outspan Inn

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Sleeps 50 in 13 rooms

Outspan Inn is situated in the village of Port St Johns on the beautiful Wild Coast. The Wild Coast is famous for its pristine beaches and...
from R720
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Greenfire Ntafufu Camp

Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Located in the heart of Pondoland, only 10 km from Port St Johns, the Drifters Ntafufu Adventure Camp is located at the estuary of the...
from R720
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Amapondo Backpacker Lodge

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Amapondo Backpackers nestles in lush coastal forest, overlooking a river valley and the swimming and surfing beach. Amapondo is an ideal...
from R220
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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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