Alexandria Dunefield

These extensive dunefields cover 142 square kilometers of ground, with some dunes being 2.5 kilometers wide

Eastern Cape Game and Nature ReservesThe Alexandria Dunefields

These extensive dunefields cover 142 square kilometers of ground, with some dunes being 2.5 kilometers wide and up to 140 meters high.

Alexandria Dunefield is a reserve on the Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, that is privately owned by a family who has been farming chicory and livestock here since 1899.

Some Dunes are lush with vegetation while others lie bare. Amongst these massive mounds are many pockets of bushes that are home to small animals such as the Dune Gerbil which is endemic to South Africa and the Bush Pig, which can be spotted darting around.

Vervet Monkeys and a variety of bird species can be seen amongst the dunes. A guided walk will show you possible remnants of human activity displayed by ‘shell middens’, which is a dump site or spot within a village or area used by early man to dispel their waste and unwanted things. These are often an indication of the type of food consumed.

Learn about the geology of the dunes and the species that live in and around the area.

Popular Activities in Alexandria Dunefield

Alexandria Hiking Trail

Take part in a fantastic two day circular hiking trail through the Addo Elephant National Park. The Alexandria Hiking Trail is approximately 32 kilometres long in total with the first section being 18.5 kilometres and day two being 13.5 kilometres long...

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Diaz Trail

This slackpacker, fully catered for, trail is a must for those who want the gruel and grind of a real beach hike, but still want to sleep in luxury at night. The entire trail wends its way along the beaches of the Wild Coast, via Cannon Rocks, the Diaz...

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Eden to Addo Hike

The Eden to Addo hike is considered by some as the longest, if not the toughest hiking trail in South Africa. Regarded as a 'mega' hike, the Eden to Addo entails an 18-day haul from Knysna to Addo and the Addo Elephant National Park, on its way to being one of...

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Did you know?

The Alexandria Dunefield is considered one of the largest moving dune fields in the world - some of the dunes reach heights similar to those found in the Namib Desert.

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