One of my favorite views around Nelson Mandela Bay. The view of the Van Stadens Bridge from the picnic spot lookout in the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve
Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve's bird hide The 600 ha Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve is located about 35km west of Port Elizabeth. The reserve stretches from the Van Stadens mountain to the coast and its main purpose is to protect the area's unique indigenous Fynbos vegetation. It's always worth popping into the reserve because there's always … Continue reading Van Stadens bird hide
A magnificent King Protea in the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve It's been two years since I've stopped blogging. What I initially intended to be a three week break was extended to two months and then became an indefinite postponement. My mojo was gone. In fact I didn't even take photos anymore. My camera gathered dust … Continue reading I’m back… after a hiatus of 2 years
I haven't been to the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve for a few months so I think it's time to swing by again to see what is in flower. This is a picture from a little while ago with Pincushions in flower.
A couple of years ago I got to walk underneath the Van Stadens Bridge for the first time while following one of the trails in the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve in search of a Geocache. A couple of days ago I saw a friend post a similar picture and I decided to go and dig … Continue reading Underneath the bridge
In early December a huge fire swept through the bush on the Wildside in the Schoenmakerskop area. One of the specific spots effected by the fire was the Fynbos Trail that starts next to Sappershoek in Schoenies. I am the cache owner of the PE series of Geocaches that is located along the Fynbos Trail … Continue reading The Fynbos Trail after the December fire
Life returning to the Fynbos Trail at Schoenmakerskop after the devastating fire of late 2016
When you're walking along the trails in the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve you get to see glimpses and different angles of the Van Stadens Bridge all the time. The bridge, over which the N2 highway crosses, was opened on 11 November 1971. The bridge used to be a notorious suicide spot until barriers were set … Continue reading Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve bridge view
I've been Geocaching for four years and have found just short of 2000 caches, yet, and I should probably be ashamed to say it, I have never gone to look for the oldest cache in Port Elizabeth. The cache, located in the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve, is called Van Stadens Flower Power and was originally … Continue reading Searching for the oldest Geocache in Port Elizabeth
The Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve doesn't only have great hiking trails, it also has a few very nice mountain biking trails.