Rein's Coastal Nature Reserve, Garden Route
Please Note: e have been advised that the Reins nature Reserve is closed permanently. The entrance hut as well as gate area and a part of the Reserve burnt down to the ground during December 2008 and the owners closed down the whole Reserve - there is no way to enter.
This information is provided for historical purposes only: Pretty and remote Rein's Nature Reserve is a private nature reserve that lies between Still Bay and Gouritzmond on a section of rocky coastline that has managed to remain both incredibly unspoilt and beautiful, its 3550 hectares filled with pristine fynbos and a sense of peace and stillness.
This area is a part of the Garden Route yet despite the popularity of this part of the world, Rein's Nature Reserve and the surrounds have maintained much of the solitude and sheer natural beauty that faced the San who lived in these parts roughly five hundred years ago. The main focus of a visit to Reins Nature Reserve is to explore the unique fynbos and its accompanying bird and wildlife. Crashing seas, craggy coastline and a succession of rolling rocks and reefs that give rise to a series of tidal pools make this almost totally unsullied coastline an ideal commune with nature.
Even the accommodation within the reserve is almost completely unintrusive. The little group of farmhouses and fisherman cottages are a throwback to times of old. Get here for the whale season when the Southern Right whales return year upon year to calve between July and November.
Did you know?
This area is a part of the Garden Route yet despite the popularity of this part of the world, Rein's Nature Reserve and the surrounds have maintained much of the solitude and sheer natural beauty.
game and nature reserves in the garden route