Geelkrans Nature Reserve

Geelkrans Nature Reserve, Stilbaai: Hours, Address, Geelkrans Nature Reserve Reviews: 5/5

Geelkrans Nature Reserve
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Scenic Walking Areas
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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lawrence553
Stilbaai, South Africa10 contributions
Lovely walk.
Oct 2017 • Friends
Lovely walk through the Fynbos, walk east through the nature reserve and back along the beach. Ensure that it is low tide on the walk back.
Written 19 June 2018
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2,537 contributions
Unspoilt beauty
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is another piece of stunning coastline in the Stilbaai region - its pristine condition is as a result of it being in a marine conservancy area.
We parked at the beach at Preekstoel, but it is easy enough if you have the time and the energy to leave your car at the main beach at Lappiesbaai and just head east!
Ensure you stay hydrated and have sun protection so that you can fully enjoy this spectacular piece of paradise.
Written 2 December 2017
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DawieJulius
Stilbaai, South Africa17 contributions
Endless beach, endless joy
Aug 2017 • Family
It is really hard not to fall in love with Stilbaai, once you have walked this amazing stretch of coast. Start by Preekstoel and keep going until your soul feels free. The scenery is out of this world. Wind erosion of the cliffs creates amazing patterns and shapes.
Take care of the height of the tide though as getting back, you'll get wet at some sections during high tide.
Bring your dog(s); They'll love it too!
Written 25 August 2017
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Johanniev
Stilbaai, South Africa213 contributions
Beautiful hike!
Mar 2017 • Couples
This is one of my favorite hikes. A stunning sandy beach combined with a beautiful blue ocean and clear skies - what more can you ask from mother nature. Its best to go when the tied is low.
Written 25 May 2017
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444Erica2014
Strand, South Africa132 contributions
Beautiful place to be
Mar 2017 • Friends
We walk with our dog for a couple of kilometers along this beach and reserve. Beautiful landscape. Photographers dream!
Written 22 March 2017
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Maria V
South Africa261 contributions
Spectacular hidden gem of a hiking experience
Mar 2017 • Couples
Before you plan this walk, make sure that it will be low tide when you return on the second half of the trip. Sunglasses, sunblock, hats, good walking shoes and water, camera and water are a must. Optional, if you have a rugsack, take food, refreshments, bathers, goggles and snorkel to make the most of the sea and the beach. The first half of this spectacular circular walk takes about 50 minutes to 1 hour brisk walking (or 2 hours really slow and taking in the scenery) through the Geelkrans Nature Reserve through indigenous, dune fynbos and renosterveld for about 3 to 4km. This is the first half of the trip. This is rather easy for fit walkers. Here and there you will be able to spot the ocean through the fynbos from high above and admire Still Bay in the distance. At the end of the 3 to 4km, you will be blown away by the spectacular view down below and of the ocean stretching from east to west. From there you will descent on a zig zag path down the cliff, so if you're afraid of heights, not a good idea, but it is rather easy to walk down with ease. At the bottom, you will return back west to Still Bay. Admire the yellow sand cliffs, the rock pools, the birds and picnic wherever your heart chooses. There are fabulous spots all along the way back to sit in the shade under the overhanging cliffs. So find a spot almost halfway back. There are so many gorgeous spots to choose. The walk back will take about 1 hour brisk walking or 2 hours taking it really slow. Bear in mind that you might have to climb over a couple of rocks on your way back. Nothing too hectic. The trick is to come back when it is low tide... less rocks to climb. This is most definitely one of my favourite hikes! A true hidden gem in the Western Cape. What I really love is that its safe... you're far away from the crowds and in the middle of nature. Love it! To be done over and over again...
Written 12 March 2017
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