9 Things To Do in Van Stadens

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Van Stadens Nature Reserves / Birding

Visit the Van Stadens Flower Reserve

Enjoy a family day out at Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve. This is a 500 hectare floral wonderland reserve and is located 35km from Port Elizabeth, bisected by the N2 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town highway. The ...

Van Stadens Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs / Casual Dining

Falcon Rock Country Restaurant

Falcon Rock is nestled at the foot of the Lady’s Slipper Mountains near Van Stadens Gorge. These perfect surrounds create the idyllic setting for this boma-style restaurant, complete with thatch roof, thick wooden ...

Maitlands Beaches & Pools

Maitlands Beach

Maitland Beach, known by locals simply as Maitlands, is an exquisite beach that is expansive and pristine. It is known for its seemingly endless stretches of white sand, but even more so for its enormous sand ...

Van Stadens Beaches & Pools

Van Stadens Beach

Van Stadens, as an area, lies about 45 kilometres from Port Elizabeth; almost halfway to Jeffrey’s Bay. It is characterised by the deep gorge, the Van Stadens River and the stunning beach at this river’s mouth ...

Greenbushes Family Entertainment / Farm Stalls & Markets

Lady Slipper Farm Market

Purchase a picnic lunch at the Lady Slipper Farm Market. A typical South African Saturday morning market, you will find many local delicacies as well as freshly baked bread, pies and pancakes and a host of other ...

Van Stadens 4x4 Trails

Off-Camber 4x4 Trail

Experience the pristine beauty of the Eastern Cape Province just 40 kilometres outside of Port Elizabeth on the Off-Camber 4x4 Trail. This route is situated in the undeniable splendour of the Elandsriver Valley on ...

Van Stadens Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve Hikes

Start: Van Staden's Wildflower Reserve, 35 km west of Port Elizabeth Finish: Van Staden's Wildflower Reserve Duration: 3 and 6 km Fitness: easy Our tip: no need to book and no permit required; even the ...

Greenbushes Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Hopewell MTB Trails

Where: 15 minutes' south of Port Elizabeth, 10 minutes' from the Baywest Mall Level: across the board – beginner to advanced Type of route: purpose-built single track, over varied terrain that includes a number ...

Port Elizabeth Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

De Stades Trail

Start: Maitland Nature Reserve, west of Port Elizabeth, parking is just before the junction of the M9 with De Stades road Finish: where you started (it’s a circular walk) Duration: 9 km, around 4 hours if you ...

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Sardinia Bay Family Entertainment / Horse Riding / Sports & Leisure

Heavenly Stables Adventure Beach Trails

The exquisite expanses of the Sardinia Bay Beach are the backdrop and adventure hotspot for those making use of Heavenly Stables. This stable is situated within close proximity to the Sardinia Bay Reserve, which ...

Seaview Animal Sanctuaries / Big Game & Wildlife

Seaview Predator Park

The Seaview Predator Park is one of the Friendly City’s most prized attractions, as it combines so many irresistible things to see and do, within the borders of one easy-to-navigate park. It is situated in the ...

Port Elizabeth Cycling

Baakens River Mountain Bike Trail

Get some exercise on the Baakens River Mountain Bike Trail in Port Elizabeth. The Baakens River has a total length of 23 km and is situated on approximately 500 hectares of public open space which falls under the ...

Port Elizabeth Wheelchair Friendly / Museums

South African Airforce Museum In Port Elizabeth

The Port Elizabeth Branch of the South African Air Force Museum is located on the southern side of the Port Elizabeth Airport. The Museum boasts a total of nine aircraft, including helicopters, a supersonic jet ...

Walmer Extreme Sports

Paintball Heaven

Run off some energy playing paintball. Paintball Heaven provides a platform for a fantastic fun-filled adventure. We cater for anyone who plays, is interested in, or wants to get more involved in paintball. Our ...

Port Elizabeth Wheelchair Friendly / Museums / Art Galleries

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (formerly the King George VI Art Gallery) was opened on 22 June 1956 and renamed in December 2002. The collections are housed in two buildings framing the entrance to St ...

Central Art Galleries

GFI Art Gallery

Ron Belling (1933 - 1998) was a Port Elizabeth architect, aviation and marine painter, and an authority on aviation history, aircraft design, aircraft camouflage and markings. In 1977 he was appointed the first ...

Seaview Wheelchair Friendly / Nature Reserves

Visit the Island Nature Reserve

Spend the day at The Island Nature Reserve. The reserve is located approximately 25 km from Port Elizabeth and accessed via the Seaview Road turn off along the national road. The Reserve comprises 480 ha of ...

Port Elizabeth Hiking Trails / Nature Reserves

Bushbuck Walking Trail

Situated with The Island Nature Reserve, the Bushbuck Walking trail consists of a number of interlinking loops that are all circular for your convenience. The majority of the trails are short and measure 1.5 ...

Port Elizabeth Hiking Trails

Walk the Donkin Heritage Trail

Another great walk in Port Elizabeth is the Donkin Heritage Trail. This self guided walk takes you past 47 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth. A map of this trail can ...

Central Monuments

Visit the Horse Memorial

Visit the Horse Memorial on the corner of Russel and Cape Road. The Memorial commemorates all those horses that fell serving their masters during the Anglo-Boer War. The Horse Memorial was erected and ...

Port Elizabeth Extreme Sports

Scuba Dive Bell Buoy Reef

For certified scuba divers, there are a wide range of dive spots around Port Elizabeth. Try Bell Buoy; a large reef which covers almost 5 acres with depths which range from 2 - 20 meters. Large red bait pods are ...

Port Elizabeth Hiking Trails

Walk the Lower Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail

Walk the Lower Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail. The walk is a 7,5 km trail which is accessed from the 3rd Avenue dip in Newton Park, leading down to Settler’s Park and Brickmakers Kloof. The trail meanders along the ...

Port Elizabeth Monuments

Visit Fort Frederick

The Fort, which is located along Belmont Terrace, Central, is a stone fort built in 1799 by the British Forces to defend the mouth of the Baakens River. It was named after Frederick, Duke of York, and was built by ...

Port Elizabeth Museums

Visit the St Croix Motor Museum

If you are interested in vintage and classic vehicles, then pay a visit to the St. Croix Motor Museum on Mowbray Street in Newton Park. The Museum displays a private collection of vintage and classic vehicles ...

Van Stadens as a destination

If you are considering visiting Van Stadens or have already booked your Van Stadens accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Van Stadens and come back and submit your Van Stadens review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

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