Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
Early in the morning we set out towards Tsitsikamma where the spectacular Garden Route awaits us. The name means ‘place of abundant water’ and it most certainly lives up to it. There are many indigenous forests and gorgeous coastlines. We make a brief stop in Jeffreys Bay where we enjoy the famous waves of this town and visit a surfing museum before reaching our destination for the following two nights. The next day is free to tour the small village of Storms River as well as optional activities such as blackwater tubing, bungee jumping and the treetop canopy tours on offer. For those wanting to partake in an adrenaline activity, there is an optional hike along the Waterfall trail, known for it’s rocky coastline and icy Waterfall at the end of the adventure. After the hike you can enjoy the afternoon on the Woodcutters Journey experiencing the history of the area along with it’s 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 and date back to more than 1,000 years.
Accommodation: Camp: Tube n Axe or Tsitsikamma Cottages
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Addo National Park to Tsitsikamma ±210 km
Included Highlight: Stop in the surfing town of Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park entrance
Activity Package: Woodcutters Journey Tour
Optional Activity: Treetop Canopy Tours