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Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park

Active Storms River & Tsitsikamma Forest

Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park

The high mountains of the Garden Route run parallel to the coast and collect most of the winter rainfall that the Cape region receives. The rains cascade down the precipitous slopes, forming fast flowing streams and rivers that carve deep gorges through the stands of indigenous forest before eventually meeting the Indian Ocean.

On arrival at Tsitsikamma National Park, leave the heights and head down to sea level. This will allow you to see and experience the coast from an entirely different perspective. Led by enthusiastic guides, you will paddle a kayak from the open ocean to the Storms River mouth and onward, passing under its photogenic suspension bridge. The upper reaches of the river gorge are explored by lilo, which are better able to navigate the shallower waters. All around you are overhanging cliffs draped with foliage, creating a cathedral-like stillness, punctuated only by the burble of the river as it flows around gigantic boulders.

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Other experiences in Tsitsikamma Forest

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Tsitsikamma Forest Trip
    The Tsitsikamma Forest, South Africa

    Tsitsikamma Forest Trip

    Tsitsikamma Forest Trip

    At the eastern end of the Garden Route, and easily accessible from any of the Garden Route destinations, is the Tsitsikamma Forest, a dense cloak of deep green that coats the mountains.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.