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About Amalinda Nature Reserve

Amalinda Nature Reserve was established in 1968 and surrounds the large Amalinda reservoir and a few small streams. The reserve is only nine kilometres from the East London city centre and covers an area of 134 ha. The reserve consists of a massive coastal forest, thornveld, and scattered clumps of shrubs.

There is a large variety of wildlife to be seen, such as eland, blesbok, zebra, bush buck, duiker, vervet monkeys, mongoose and Cape clawless otter. The reserve is a popular birding sanctuary and there are more than 175 bird species for bird watchers to spot, including red-billed duck, reed cormorant, African darter, African pipit, and wailing cisticola.

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Accommodation near Amalinda Nature Reserve

Bonza Bay Lodge

Sleeps 10 in 9 rooms

Bonza Bay Lodge is set in a beautiful coastal garden and offers bed and breakfast accommodation with dinner available on request. The...
R725
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Unit 6 - Sandpiper

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

The Sandpiper is situated very close to the beachfront in Gonubie and is ideal for a family holiday. The unit is also within walking...
R900
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Unit 7 - Sandpiper

Sleeps 3 in 1 room

Sandpiper is situated very close to the beachfront in Gonubie and is ideal for a family holiday. The unit is also within walking distance...
R800
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Unit 8 - Sandpiper

Sleeps 3 in 1 room

Sandpiper is situated very close to the beachfront in Gonubie and is ideal for a family holiday. The unit is also within walking distance...
R800
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Unit 5 - Sandpiper

Sleeps 3 in 1 room

The Sandpiper is situated very close to the beachfront in Gonubie and is ideal for a family holiday. The unit is also within walking...
R700
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Smith Holiday Home

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

This is a charming self-catering house situated in Glen Eden, with beautiful river- and ocean views. It is a leisurely stroll to the river...
R4200
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Amalinda Nature Reserve is 6.2km from the centre of East London , the nearest airport 7.6km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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