Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Travel Guide

  • The dark waters meeting the sea
    The dark waters meeting the sea
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  • Where the Storms River meets the sea
    Where the Storms River meets the sea
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  • Boat ride in Tsitsitkamma Natural Park
    Boat ride in Tsitsitkamma Natural Park
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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Things to Do

  • Walk across the Suspension Bridge

    Take a walk along the Suspension bridge across the place where the river meets the sea. It is very beautiful to say the least.

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  • Picnic in the Park

    It is such a beautiful area (I just can't put in words) that it is surely worth sitting there a while in front of the sea and having a small meal or tea. Life can't be better than that!

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  • Water sports

    You can indulge is some water sports such as scuba diving (they also have an introductory course for beginners), kayaking, canoeing and boating. It is a must do in this picturesque location. I simply did not have the hear to leave this place.We did a boat ride and it was very bumpy but exciting with gorgeous views of the Storms River Gorge.

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  • Boat ride

    There are two rides to choose from, both equally good. One is through the gorge and under the suspension bridge which is cheaper and lasts for half an hour. The other lasts for one hour and takes you up to the water fall through the sea. Both are different and equally good.The rates vary from time to time.

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  • If you don't walk see at least the...

    Some people are not into walking over those wooden logs towards the suspension bridge, but still you can wonder around the place over the hard access roads.You can watch the sea pound against the cliffs in front of the restaurant or even have a look at the small waterfall just behind the restaurant. But it’s a nice break from driving over the N2...

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  • Walk towards the suspension bridge

    When you only have a few hours or less time do the walk towards the suspension bridge over the Storm River. It's a good chance to stretch your legs and the landscapes are good.The trail starts just behind the restaurant and the first thing you see is a small waterfall coming down from the rocks. And from there on the track starts. Most of it is on...

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  • Paul Sauer Bridge (Stormsriver Bridge)

    The area around the bridge has been, and still is a very popular stopover for travelers. Besides the attraction of the bridge, there are a few shops, restaurants and petrol station. You will also find a very good Information Centre where you can do reservations and bookings. The 'Biltong Pantry' sells some of the best, including ostrich and kudu.

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  • Highest Bungy Jump in the World

    The Bloukrans Gorge is spanned by a the amazing Bloukrans Bridge. From here, you will be able to do the highest bungy jump in the world! 216mIt is spectacular to watch, and there are very good viewpoints.You will also find a restaurant and souvenir shop at the site. It is extremely busy and popular during peak season - Dec/Jan, and expect to wait...

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  • Stormsriver Village

    There are many things to do in the area, within 10 to 30 kilometres from the Park. If you travel a few kilometers on the N2 direction Port Elizabeth, you will find the small village of Stormsriver. It has changes a lot during he past few years, but still have a relaxed atmosphere. From the village you have a beautiful view of the Formosa Mountain,...

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  • Stormsriver vallei

    As you drive along the N2 , you cannot help but notice this fantastic bridge . It has an area where you can fill up with petrol, leave you car and walk to the lookout point from where you are able to take the most stunning pics.

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  • World Highest Bungy

    If you enjoy the rush go and give the world highest Bungy Jump a try. Not for me, I have a bad back so have good excuse.

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  • Monkeyland

    Visit Monkeyland and enjoy some time walking through forest and learning a bit more about different monkeys. Also visit one of the biggest aviaries in the world.

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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Restaurants

  • Enjoyable meal overlooking the ocean :)

    This is a perfect spot for a restaurant.Perched atop a small rocky area, overlooking the beach and the wilderness going to the susupension bridge on the one side, and the open sea on the other side... most tables have good views!Service was friendly and only a tad slow. I loved the variety of food, I had taken a couple pieces of lamb and some...

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  • The Only Restaurant

    Average food, ranging from snacks to proper meals. The food has a home-made taste to it. Can become very busy during December/January when it is high season. Fish and seafood

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  • Best place for a picnic

    When you spend the day hiking and walking, you will certainly get very hungry. The best way to enjoy some food is to bring your own picnic. You will have an opportunity to find your own quiet corner to enjoy the food while breating in the gorgeous scenery. That's how I dined during my day in Tsitsikamma and wouldn't do it any other way if I would...

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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Transportation

  • The amazing boat trip :)

    We went on an hour long boat trip that left from just below the front-end of the suspension bridge.You have to walk for about 45 minutes along the Suspension Trail, along an easy boarded walk, to this little jetty.There were only a few of us, and they took us a little out to sea, but not far at all, and then further up river, into the gorge...

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  • Walking and hiking

    Your own feet will be the best means of transportation while you are in Tsitsikamma. The most beautiful spots are reachable only by feet, so get yourself ready!

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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Shopping

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    by PierreZA Written Apr 6, 2007

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    You can buy basic stuff at the shop, and more. It has a good range of books about the Tsitsikamma area.
    There are T-Shirts, curios etc for sale.
    It does sell alcohol as well.

    View of the Bay
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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Warnings and Dangers

  • What NOT to do

    These are actually information about what is not allowed, as this is a conservation area.No anglingNo power boats allowedNo roller blade / skateboardsNothing, eg shells, driftwood, seeds, bait etc may be removed from the areaNo pets allowed

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  • Leave the plants alone!

    There are also many different types of indigenous South African flowers, like proteas, along the paths to look at.On the other side of the suspension bridge there is a little rocky beach too, with the most gorgeous smooth rocks, worn away by the tide's waters over many years.So there is much temptation to take something from here!Please do not...

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  • Rough waters

    This part of the coast is quite wild, and the waves keep you up at night, crashing against the rocks in front of you.The currents are strong here too, and would be dangerous even for a really strong swimmer.Definately NOT surfing potential either! Lovely waves but not surfing waves, especially as they break on rocks!Especially as there are quite a...

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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking boots

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Basic supplies are available at the shop

    Photo Equipment: Many photo oppurtunities

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your own.
    You can hire snorkeling and diving gear.

    Stormsriver Mouth
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    • Beaches
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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Off The Beaten Path

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    by Kurtdhis Written Jul 1, 2003

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    Yellowwood Trees in the Tsitsikama Forest National Park. Some yellowwoods in the park are about 800 years old and reach hights of about 60 metres. The crown of the trees is often festooned with "old man's beard" lichen.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Sports & Outdoors

  • Bird watching

    Some of the birds seen in the area are: Kelp Gulls and Cape Gannet ~ found everywhere along the coast here.Giant Kingfishers and African Black Oystercatchers ~ along the coast and river.African Crowned Eagle, African Goshawk, Black Sparrowhawk and African Wood Owl ~ in the forest tself.There are plenty more too!Bird lovers paradise :) There is...

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  • Variety of sports!

    For the sporting enthusiast there are plenty of sports you can partake in here at the park as well as in the local area.Ones not mentioned in the tip above are:~ You can go abseiling & climbing ~ Hiking is a favourite sport due to the many trails on offer here~ Tractor-trailer rides - not sure how popular this is ;)~ Tree top tours - we would love...

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  • Gentler sports...

    There are 'gentler' sporty things you can do here, some for the novice and some for the more adventurous!There are also more extreme sports you can do too, which is detailed in the tip below.There are the more adventurous hikes and trails to do, as well as more gentle and shorter walks to do.You can go swimming upriver (I wouldnt swim by the mouth...

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Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park Favorites

  • Day Visitors

    If you want to visit the Park just for a day, it is best you arrive quite early - especially if it is during peak season.Parking areas are limited and only a certain amount of visitors per day.

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  • Bible verse

    One of my favourite Bible verses:'The Lord on high is mightier, than the noise of many waters, yeah than the mighty waves of the sea' Psalm 93v4If you have visited this area you will undertsand why this plaque was put here... how very apt is it.The storms rage, the waves are unrelenting with strong currents, winds are high... and the Lord is...

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  • Board games

    Sure, it was our honeymoon.. but we took the backgammon along too!!! :)It is one of our favourite games, where I mostly win ;) (Lance is the King of scrabble, I am the Queen of backgammon).On our last night, after a scrumptious meal, served at the park's restaurant, we settled in with a glass of wine and backgammon. The wind came up quite sharply...

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