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Port Elizabeth

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Cape Recife Nature Reserve and Roseate Tern Hiking Trail
Happy Valley
Havelock Square and Nelson Square Rose Garden
Settler's Park and Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail
St George's Park
Victoria Park

Cape Recife Nature Reserve and Roseate Tern Hiking Trail
366ha. Found off Marine Drive, Summerstrand. One of the best bird-watching venues in PE. Offers beautiful beach, natural dune vegetation of fynbos, rocky outcrops, view birdlife from bird hide, small animals (look out for otters), 133 year old lighthouse, World War II military observation post. The Roseate Tern Hiking Trail is 9km, circular and starts at the entrance of the Reserve

Happy Valley
A family delight as you wander through a fairytale and nursery rhyme setting surrounded by lily ponds, rockeries, palms and lawns. At nightfall the valley lights up with coloured lights. Connected to Humewood beach via a sandy subway. Giant chess board on the lawn awaits the chess enthusiast.

Havelock Square and Nelson Square Rose Garden
Well preserved, attractive and historical area. Havelock Square (Havelock Street) and Nelson Square Rose Garden (Pearson Street) boasts a cobble stone look with pedestrian areas and beautiful landscaping. A wide variety of roses, large lawn, trees and park benches.

Settler's Park and Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail
54ha. Found along the banks of the Baakens River and accessed from the 3rd Avenue dip (Newton Park). Abundant birdlife, indigenous flora and fauna includes small buck. A flower display house, a maquette of the 1820 Settlers' Statue, rock pools and grassed areas for picnicking. The Guinea Fowl Trail is 8km winding through the Baakens River Valley. Wildflowers and water lillies. Dassies, leguaans, tortoises and lizards. Loved by birdlife enthusiasts. Trail is not a circular one therefore collection arrangements should be made.

St George's Park
73ha. Found in Central. Oldest park in Port Elizabeth. Home to the Port Elizabeth Cricket Club (the founder cricket club in South Africa), the oldest bowling green in South Africa called "Founders Green", the 1882 Victorian Pearson Conservatory, the Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial and the St. George's Park Swimming Pool. Childrens' playground as well. First Sunday of each month sees a flea market with its' art & craft stalls open to everyone.

Victoria Park
Found in Victoria Park Drive. Beautiful and peaceful. Landscaped gardens, water-lily ponds, stone bridges, a thatched gazebo, large lawns and shady trees. Ideal for a picnic, quiet stroll or bird-watching.

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