The Aloe Trail

One of the wonderful perks of retirement is the freedom to ‘be busy’ doing things we’ve never done before. For us, one of the great benefits of living in Port Elizabeth is the number of places we can go that we’ve never been before.


One clear, sunny day, a group of over 30 of us, all pensioners, walked the Aloe Trail at Blue Water Bay, outside the city. read more

Van Stadens Wild Flower Nature Reserve

Thursday 16th AprilVan Stadens
One of the groups we have linked with here in Port Elizabeth is SAARP, the South African Association of Retired Persons. Each Thursday we join with a hiking group to walk along a trail somewhere in this beautiful Madiba Bay.
Today we walked the River Walk at the Van Staden’s WildFlower Nature Reserve.

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The Sacramento Trail

13th March 2009: From Shipwrecks to Fishwrecks
Today we walked with a group of about 25 retirees along the Sacramento Trail outside of Port Elizabeth. This popular  8 km (5.12 miles) round trip coastal walk traverses the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve.
The view offers stunning seascapes and landscapes. Depending on the season, there are often remarkable displays of dune vegetation and wild flowers.

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