A little while ago I got to go for a hike on the Bushbuck Trail in The Island Nature Reserve near Seaview. The Island 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.