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
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Searching for the oldest Geocache in Port Elizabeth
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
Van Stadens mountain bike trails
The Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve doesn't only have great hiking trails, it also has a few very nice mountain biking trails.
Pincushion Proteas at Van Stadens
We stopped by the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve on Sunday afternoon for a quick walk. I've always found that it doesn't matter what time of year I visit the reserve, there is always something in flower. At the moment it's the Pincushion Proteas.
The Van Stadens Gorge
Looking down the zig zagging Van Stadens River gorge towards the N2 Van Stadens Bridge while hiking in the Wildflower Reserve yesterday
A quick hike at Van Stadens
This afternoon we headed out to the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve for a quick walk to go and find the oldest Geocache in Port Elizabeth. While the Damselfly waited in the car, Drama Princess and I headed down one of the trails in search of this very significant cache. The Pincushion Proteas are stunning at … Continue reading A quick hike at Van Stadens
Setting off on a hike
A group of people setting off on the very popular Sacramento Tail between Schoenmakerskop and Sardinia Bay during the late afternoon.
Van Stadens King Protea
The Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve must be one of the best places around to see Proteas and other Fynbos species growing in the wild. Not just is it great to view wild flowers, but the reserve also has a number of excellent trails for you to go and stretch you legs along. The trails range … Continue reading Van Stadens King Protea
PE’s favorite walks and hiking trails
I was invited to participate in the #SharetheBay Port Elizabeth #Blogathon 2016 campaign in collaboration with Cheap Flights, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and Travel Concept Solution this week. As one of eight bloggers taking part I decided not to do the usual "Things to do in PE" kind of blog but rather focused on my favorite nine … Continue reading PE’s favorite walks and hiking trails
Wild flowers along Sardinia Bay
While walking in the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve last weekend I realised that you don't need to travel to the West Coast to see flowers. We also have a huge variety of wild flowers in bloom during spring. We may not have the quantity but we definitely have the variety and the beauty.