Goukamma Nature Reserve is a hidden and largely unknown gem located along the southern Cape coastline. It is a superb photographic location.
Goukamma forms part of the suite of CapeNature Reserves. It is definitely a reserve that punches way above its weight as despite its relatively small size, a variety of habitats that includes the fresh water Groenvlei, a productive estuary, coastal dune forest and species rich marine protected area, amongst others, may be found within its boundaries.
Goukamma Nature Reserve covers an area of about 2500ha's with a 14km long marine protected area that extends for 1,8km's offshore. Some of the highest vegetated dunes in South Africa can be found here and the unique Groenvlei lake has no in-flowing river and no link to the sea.
Excellent bird watching and wildlife photography can be had across the diverse habitats while sightings of Cape Clawless Otter and Honey Badger may be had by the extremely lucky.