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Kabeljous Nature Reserve

The exceptional Kabeljous Nature Reserve is situated near Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape.

It offers all visitors a pristine 2.5 kilometer coastline complete with forests, wetlands and bushveld. The reserve is a hiker’s haven with various hikes available stretching from three to seven kilometers.  There is no wet or dry season but the high rainfall months are over spring and autumn.

Discover an array of wildlife which includes grysbok, bushbuck, mongoose, caracal, duiker, bushpig and approximately 100 bird species.

Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the splendor that the Kabeljous Nature Reserve has to offer.

The Kabeljous Nature Reserve has a hiking trail of either 3 or 7 kilometers depending on the options you take.


It has two starting points, from the R102 just across the bridge on the northern side of the Kabeljous River you will find a gate directing the way. Alternatively from the picnic area at the Kabeljous Estuary.


Depending on what option you choose it can take anything from 3 hours to a whole day.



Take with
  • sunglasses
  • good walking shoes
  • insect repellent
  • refreshments and water
  • camera
  • binoculars
Please Note
  • No dogs
  • No hunting or fires are allowed in the reserve
  • No plants or animals may be disturbed or removed

From Port Elizabeth turn off the N2 on the R102 and drive for +/- 10km where you will find the entry gate before the Kabeljous bridge.

From Jeffreys Bay drive toward Port Elizabeth on the R102 and drive for +/- 1km where you will find the turn off once you have crossed the Kabeljous bridge.

For more info call 042 292 0339 or email.

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