Covered with deep valley forest and six kilometers of rugged yet striking coastline, Silaka Nature Reserve teams with butterflies, birdlife and the diminutive Blue Duiker and shy Bushbuck
Silaka Nature Reserve is located on the outskirts of Port St Johns on the Wild Coast. The small marshy estuary at the reserves center is home to the Cape Clawless Otter, Long-Tailed Wagtail and flocks of Thick-Billed Weaver that build their oval nests in the reedbeds. A number of meandering hiking trails wander through the forest and allow opportunities to view the floral diversity that includes a number of orchid species amongst the towering trees. The coastline is rough with small patches of sandy beach between the rocky outcrops.