Amalinda Nature Reserve

The Amalinda Nature Reserve is situated less than 10 kilometres from East London

Eastern Cape Game and Nature ReservesThe Amalinda Nature Reserve

The Amalinda Nature Reserve is situated less than 10 kilometres from the ever-growing city hub of East London in the Eastern Cape.

The Amalinda Nature Reserve is situated less than 10 kilometres from the city hub of East London in the Eastern Cape.

Established in 1968, the Amalinda reserve measures 134 hectares and boasts some of the stunning vegetation for which this part of the world is so loved. This includes an enormous section of coastal forest, as well as scrubby shrubs and thornveld.

Being an area of such great natural abundance, this vegetation forms the habitat of choice for a number of animals. Local wildlife includes the Cape clawless otter, mongoose, zebra, eland, duiker, and vervet monkey.

Bird-lovers are invited to try their hand at spotting as many of the 175 species as possible. These fascinating species include the wailing cisticola, African pipit, reed cormorant and red-billed duck.

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Expect to see the Cape clawless otter, mongoose, zebra, eland, duiker, and vervet monkey in Amalinda Reserve.

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