Just a few minutes drive out of town this is a great little retreat from the city. The lighthouse is a beautiful stoic feature on the shore, and the birding is always great. Walking along the beach is picaresque and peaceful, despite the frequent presence of fishermen. Cape Recife is perfect for a short break any time you get one... 更多
The Cape Recife Nature Reserve is a pristine natural area just outside Port Elizabeth. There is a small fee to enter the area but you are able to buy a year-long access pass for your vehicle. The drive through the natural fynbos vegetation is scenic and welcoming. The Cape Recife lighthouse is a beautiful structure, although the walk from the... 更多
Cape Recife road takes you past several academic buildings and ends at the beach. The Indian Ocean breeze is usually strong abd churns up waves and also the beach sands. Nice for nature lovers. Lots of birds too.
Cape Recife was breathtaking. We saw Black Oystercatchers and Swift Terns on the beach. The bird hides are well situated - but be prepared to walk. Be sure to visit SAMREC marine bird rehabilitation and education centre in the reserve.
Went for the sights Extremely windy. You couldn't walk due to the sand hitting you in the face, arms and legs It's 20 minutes from PE Don't think it was worth the time spent to get there Also you have to park and buy a park ticket in a resort near the main park entrance.
Hiking on the dunes, bird watching, having a picnic or fishing. Access controlled so very private. Visit the lighthouse and penguin sanctuary.
Well worth getting out of the city beaches in PE and taking the short drive along the coast to visit this place. Walk along the beach and see what's washed up - check out the SAMREC Penguin Rehab centre. Beautiful
We drove down early (collecting a R57 week long permit along the way - you can't buy a ticket for a couple of hours) and drove down to the lighthouse. Other than a couple of fishermen there was no-one else around to disturb your appreciation of the scenery - drifting sand dune, rocky shoreline and whistling wind. The lighthouse stands... 更多