The Horseshoe Bend

Only 7 kilometres down the R67 and through the four-way stop in Bathurst Town, with the Pig and Whistle on your left, go across the stop street, along a dirt road, you will get The Waters Meet  Reserve after a  few kilometres. A small fee per person is requested at the gate. About 200 metres to the left there is a viewing deck of the Horseshoe Bend on the Kowie River.

Directly below is a nest of an African Crowned eagle. Many different species of birds can be spotted in the Waters Meeting Reserve from kingfishers to buzzards, woodpeckers and more. 3km down a steep rough road, there is a picnicing and braaing spot next to the river. Hiking and mountain bike trails go around the reserve and reasonably well maintained. You can also organise canoeing adventures up the Kowie river from Port Alfred with stopping points along the way. The total distance from Port Alfred is 30km.

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