NAJCSG Day 15 – 16: Tsitsikamma National Park

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on NAJCSG Day 15 – 16: Tsitsikamma National Park
Andrew Walton
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Tsitsikamma National Park

We begin the day early in the morning and making our way west to the Tsitsikamma National Park where we spend the following two nights here. On our way, we stop at the popular surfers town of Jeffreys Bay, this town is home to a small Surfing Museum. The following morning we explore the town on foot, hiking along the Waterfall Trail. For those not wanting to partake in the hike there are a number of other optional activities to join in the afternoon. After the hike you can enjoy the afternoon on the Woodcutters Journey experiencing the history of the area and its fauna and flora.

Tsitsikamma National Park is situated between the ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains, located along the Garden Route – one of the most striking coastlines of the world. The Park spreads over 80 kilometres along the coast between Nature’s Valley and Storm’s River mouth, and includes a variety of different ecosystems (indigenous forests, commercial plantations, Fynbos and inter-tidal areas). It also boasts spectacular scenery and walks. It was the very first Marine National Park to be declared in Africa and is currently the third most regularly visited of all twenty of South Africa’s national parks. The forest contains over 30 species of native trees, several of which tower above the forest canopy – the highest being approximately 36 metres tall, whilst others date back to more than 1,000 years ago.

Accommodation: Two Per Room Tsitsikamma Village Inn or Storms River Guest Lodge 
Facilities: En-suites bathroom Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Addo to Tsitsikamma. +/-200 kilometres
Included Highlights: Stop in the surfing town of Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park entrance, Waterfall Hike
Activity Package: Woodcutters Journey tour
Optional Activities: Treetop Canopy Tours

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