From Storms River to Natures Valley.
Tsitsikamma, described as The Garden of Eden, with protected ancient forest, coastal and marine areas, is one of the world’s choice destinations. It is a bucket list destination! A Mecca for photographers, the views are incredible, either walking through the lush forest or along the coast.
There is plenty to see and do for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies as well as everyone in between. The area has good weather throughout the year but be prepared to see a few seasons on one trip. Activities include adrenaline pumping zip lines, a kayak trip up the Storms River canyon, an open art studio, a very micro brewery, an artisan cheese maker, a 60s style diner and 4 wildlife sanctuaries where the previously caged have relative freedom in their no petting homes.
Good swimming spots are all over for dipping, snorkelling or diving. Hiking and biking rule in this area. It is a place of the outdoors and where one can re-align within the best of our natural world. In the forest there is a wealth of fernery and some tree bases have beautifully coloured fungi. Look up and be awed by the magnificence of these huge trees. This is an indigenous rain forest with 116 types of giant tree including the massive Outeniqua Yellowwood. Bird life is prolific.
Many easy walking trails provide stunning views including a walk over the Storm’s River mouth suspension bridge. The coastal hikes are moderate to seriously challenging. All go up… then of course, down again to allow you to cross streams reaching the sea. Some of these are rust coloured but the water from most is delicious. Little waterfalls trickle into the streams. The coastal rocks are bordered either by forest or exquisite fynbos, an indigenous Cape shrub. Sharks, whales and dolphin may be seen from vantage points.The Otter Trail is the most famous and is ranked as one of the world’s top hikes… an incredible 5 day experience.
This is just one of 3 sections of the beautiful Garden Route and it is still in progress.
• Untouched Adventures
• Wolf Sanctuary
• Ilse Kruger-Artist in Studio
• Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour
• Marilyn’s Diner
• Birds of Eden
• Tsitsikamma Micro Brewery
• The Otter Trail
• Tsitsikamma Village Inn with both ☆☆☆☆ and ☆☆☆ options.
• Tsitsikamma -on-Sea ☆☆☆☆
Please note that there is no 5 star accommodation in the Eastern Garden Route, but see our Central Garden Route options as they are close by.