After yesterday's post on hiking in The Island Nature Reserve somebody asked for a little more information on the trail. The trail through the reserve is called the Bushbusk Trail and here is a little more information about it.
The Island Nature Reserve is located about 25 km from Port Elizabeth and is accessed via the Seaview Road. The reserve forms a sub section of the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve and comprises 480 ha of indigenous Alexandria coastal forest boasting tree species such as Outeniqua yellow-wood, white and hard pear as well as white milkwood. Fauna include small blue duiker, bushbuck, vervet monkey and bushpigs with more than fifty species of birds having been recorded. The reserve offers 5 different trails of various lengths and we decided to do a combination that had us cover a distance of about 10km.