Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Swartkops Nature Reserve

The Swartkops Nature Reserve along with the Aloe Reserve protects the northern escarpment of the Swartkops Estuary.  It plays an important part in the protection of Valley Thicket, also known as Valley Bushveld, along the estuary and is quite a good birding spot.  The reserve is one of the lesser know reserves in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro with not many people visiting it, but the good folk of the Zwartkops Conservancy does do guided hikes along the Flamingo Trail through the reserve on a fairly regular basis.    


  1. I would love to see those aloes, especially when they're in flower. Hope you're having a great day. Greetings, Jo

  2. Looks beautiful. The vegetation, of course, is so different from what I'm used to.