Dwesa to Silaka
Silaka Nature Reserve is near Port St Johns, making it a perfect place to visit from the town. It is a small, but beautiful coastal reserve which lies in a forested valley and extends from Second Beach to Sugarloaf Rock. It includes some grassland, a remarkable piece of coastline and an equally remarkable piece of forest with huge trees.
One can swim at Third Beach and walk any one of the many trails through the trees. This small but exquisite reserve caters for lovers of tidal pools and otters, and a birdwatchers paradise with elusive brids like the Knysna Loerie, Cinnamon Dove and Grey Cuckooshrike.
The Gxwaleni River flows through the forest and you may spot Halfcollared Kingfisher and Longtailed Wagtail at the rapids. Massive forest trees are covered in mosses, lichens and epiphytic orchids, with lilies blooming on the forest floor.
Blue Duiker and Bushbuck are indigenous to the forest but are reserved and seldom seen. Natal Red Rock Rabbits decorate the rocks, while Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest and Burchell's Zebra adorn the open grasslands.
Accommodation at Silaka consists of 14 Bungalows with two double rooms each and one larger bungalow.
Activities at Silaka includes Forest walks, Bird watching, Educational tours, Swimming and Fishing
Wildlife includes Blue Duiker, Bushbuck, Bush pig, Large Spotted Genet, Mongoose and Samango Monkey.
Read about our first hand experience of the reserve at the top left side of this page.
Reservations: Head Office Tel: +27 (0)43 742 4450 Fax: +27 (0)43 742 5566 email: firstname.lastname@example.org