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About Cape Recife Nature Reserve

Conveniently situated within Port Elizabeth, the Cape Recife Nature Reserve has much to offer visitors and locals alike.

A stunning beach, rolling dunes, coastal fynbos, marine birdlife, rock pools, and a 133-year old lighthouse beckon further exploration.

The reserve is renowned as a ‘must do’ birding site in Port Elizabeth to see marine and freshwater birds. The tern roost at Cape Recife is the best place in the country to see Roseate Tern. Seven species of tern are found here including Roseate tern, Antarctic tern and occasionally Damara tern.

Waterbirds that are often seen include Little Bittern, South African Shellduck, African Black Oystercatcher and Southern Tchagra. African penguin and ocean birds can also be spotted offshore.

Cape Recife Nature Reserve facilities include an Information Centre, ablution block, bird hides, picnic site and a nine-kilometre walking trail.

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Algoa Guest House

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Brighton Lodge

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Brighton Lodge was one of the first guest houses styled along the lines of a boutique hotel to open in Port Elizabeth 11 years ago. ...
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Bayside Guest House

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Bayside Guest House offers a warm welcome and great hospitality in upmarket, spacious and private accommodation set in a tranquil garden...
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At Sta-Plus Guest House

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Sleeps 19 in 6 rooms

Our guest house is situated in a quiet street, only 200 m from Pollock Beach. There is a shopping complex with restaurants, a chemist and...
R800
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Margate Place Guest House

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Margate Place Guest House is a stone’s throw from the beach and all beachfront amenities. We cater for business executives, tourists and...
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Admiralty Beach House

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Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

Perfectly situated in the beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, this sophisticated beach house offers secure off-street parking and free WiFi...
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Cape Recife Nature Reserve is 4.7km from the centre of Summerstrand , the nearest airport 9.8km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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