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Grysbok Reserve

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Hidden amongst the drifting sands on the Southern tip of Port Elizabeth’s Algoa bay, within 10 minutes from many of the houses and hotels of the metropole, is the well nurtured Grysbok and Cape Reciefe nature reserve, protecting one of the most endangered habitats on the continent. A habitat made up of a mosaic of Coastal fynbos and the Eastern Cape’s Sub-tropical thickets. The meeting place of two of the most awe inspiring environments, the Indian Ocean and the African continent. The moody sea and the tenuous fingers of Africa grapple with their respective requirements. The surf zone spills foaming breakers onto shifting sand dunes tentatively covered by hardy salt resistant plants, a prelude to the vast Thickets, Savannas and Forests of the continent.

Alan Safari’s offers 2 hour, daily game drives 3 times a day in open 4 wheel drive vehicles, guided by *FGASA registered field guides into the reserve and to the coastal zone with it’s spectacular working Cape Reciefe lighthouse. Stop to explore this
coastal wonderland, the hardy but beautiful fynbos and the many uses these plants had for the early inhabitants. Watch the elegant mammals, the iconic Springbok, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, and the diminutive, endemic Grysbok which occurs in abundance in this reserve that bears the lovely antelopes name. Both terrestrial (land) and marine (sea) bird life is both prolific and varied.

Additional activities :
• Walk the Grysbok trail or the coastal Lighthouse route.
• Bird watching at Cape Reciefe point and bird hide.
• Join an interpretive walk through the intertidal zone.
• Explore the cultural remains of the ancient Khoenkhoen (Men of Men) in the dune fields.
• The area is also known for it’s diversity of water sports,
Kite sailing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Fishing and Diving.
Hidden amongst the drifting sands on the Southern tip of Port Elizabeth’s Algoa bay, within 10 minutes from many of the houses and hotels of the metropole, is the well nurtured Grysbok and Cape Reciefe nature reserve, protecting one of the most endangered habitats on the continent. A habitat made up of a mosaic of Coastal fynbos and the Eastern Cape’s Sub-tropical thickets. The meeting place of two of the most awe inspiring environments, the Indian Ocean and the African continent. The moody sea and the tenuous fingers of Africa grapple with their respective requirements. The surf zone spills foaming breakers onto shifting sand dunes tentatively covered by hardy salt resistant plants, a prelude to the vast Thickets, Savannas and Forests of the continent.

Alan Safari’s offers 2 hour, daily game drives 3 times a day in open 4 wheel drive vehicles, guided by *FGASA registered field guides into the reserve and to the coastal zone with it’s spectacular working Cape Reciefe lighthouse. Stop to explore this
coastal wonderland, the hardy but beautiful fynbos and the many uses these plants had for the early inhabitants. Watch the elegant mammals, the iconic Springbok, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, and the diminutive, endemic Grysbok which occurs in abundance in this reserve that bears the lovely antelopes name. Both terrestrial (land) and marine (sea) bird life is both prolific and varied.

Additional activities :
• Walk the Grysbok trail or the coastal Lighthouse route.
• Bird watching at Cape Reciefe point and bird hide.
• Join an interpretive walk through the intertidal zone.
• Explore the cultural remains of the ancient Khoenkhoen (Men of Men) in the dune fields.
• The area is also known for it’s diversity of water sports,
Kite sailing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Fishing and Diving.
Contact / ReservationsGrysbok Reserve


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Latitude : -34° 0' 33.74" S | Longitude : 25° 39' 23.87" E

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