Port Elizabeth has some very beautiful and naturally diverse nature reserves in and around the city. The nice part is that they all have hiking trails through them and its possible to do them either on your own (always keep safety in mind and walk in at least a small group rather than on your own) or on a guided walk. The Aloe Nature Reserve is particularly beautiful this time of year with the aloes in flower. The reserve is situated on the plateau next to the Swartkops River and can be accessed from the top of Tippers Creek Road between Amsterdamhoek and Bluewater Bay. Last Sunday I tagged onto a guided walk through the reserve and although I only did the 2km trail and didn't stay with them for the longer 7km one, its was still a very informative hour out in nature. The photo is looking down towards the Swartkops River mouth.