Hiking Trails in Port Elizabeth

You will find a trail to suit you!

From rocky shores to indigenous floral fynbos: from stretches of golden beaches and unspoilt sand-dunes to lush indigenous forest and untamed wilderness areas. The nature reserves within, and on the outskirts of Nelson Mandela Bay offer a wonderful range of options to experience the great outdoors. You will find a trail to suit you!

The Aloe trail comprises two trails: one of 2 km, marked with yellow arrows, and a longer one of 7 km (3 hours), marked with red arrows. Both start at a gate at the top of Tippers Creek Road, between Amsterdamhoek and Bluewater Bay.
This 8 km walk which takes 3-4 hours starts at the entrance gate to the Cape Receife Nature Reserve (where there are ablutions).
The reserve covers 150 ha and was established in 1975. There are three trails in the reserve which can be walked in various combinations.
This trail starts at the Third Avenue dip in Newton Park and follows the Baakens River down to Settlers Park and Brickmakers Kloof. It can also be done starting at the bottom and walking up or shortened by starting at Settlersway.
The walk starts near the cannon at the west end of Schoenmakerskop and follows the coast to Sardinia Bay, returning via bridle-tracks and a path along the top of the vegetated dunes.
This circular trail of about 7 km starts at Sappershoek which is at the eastern end of the seaside village of Schoemakerskop.

This reserve offers two hiking trails, the one a 4 km walk through fynbos and the other a 6km walk through forest, both leading to the gorge of the Van Stadens River. Covering an area of 500 hectares, this reserve showcases some of the most beautiful floral species in the Eastern Cape and South Africa.