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Gonjah is home to two excellent 4×4 routes that take you on an adventure through the glorious Gamtoos Valley. A variety of South African wildlife can be spotted on route including Nyala, Bushbuck and the elusive Knysna Loerie to name a few.

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The farmland adjacent to the Seal Point Lighthouse (built in 1878) known as “Kaap St Francis Vuurtoringmaatskappy” was swapped by developer John Booysen for his Chevrolet in 1963. A further 160 plots were later added, and went up for sale. Twelve shareholders bought in on the project for R1000 each and received a plot of their choice each in exchange for their investment.

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he Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve was established in 1951 and is situated 40km west of Port Elizabeth. It is one of the top places to see lowland fynbos, flowering proteas and a variety of other endemic fynbos, as well as a large variety of vegetation in the various habitats of the escarpment. There is an abundance of succulents, ericas, leucadendrons, and other indigenous flora.

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Go Back to Map – Shipwrecks and Lighthouses Just west of Klippepunt and Slang Bay, on the Oyster Bay beach, the Suffolk wrecked in 1900. It carried a cargo of 900 horses to be used by the British Cavalry in the Boer War. Only two horses reached the land...

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Go Back to Map – Shipwrecks and Lighthouses At Huisklip lie the remains of the Lyngenfjord, en route from France to Madagascar. She was wrecked on 14 January 1938. The Rademeyer family were camping at their seaside shack at Huisklip and were awakened early by their children shouting to their elders that they must come as the ship had stranded. They could see the mast and funnel sticking up above a rocky promontory. The ship was...

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