I see that Stoffel has recently done a report on this park, but I see no harm in providing more exposure for this wonderful “little” park
I popped into Ebb and Flow for a one night stay as I have always by-passed this park en-route to Storms river. I spent the afternoon exploring which gave me just enough time to realize that I should have booked at least another three full days for the park itself.
We stayed in Ebb and Flow North in the rondavels which are classified as “Budget Accommodation”. I was just too lazy to pitch my tent. They really are value for money with a mini kitchen, two single beds, small table and two chairs, toilet and shower. Nothing fancy but perfect for a one night stay.
I would love to go back and do the Half Collared Kingfisher trail and Giant Kingfisher Trail that ends at a waterfall and pool, and another two days to walk the board walk along the Touw River and spend a day canoeing.
Ebb and Flow is a birders paradise. I saw amazing birds and had a beautiful close up of the Kelp or Cape Gull. Even after reading Cape Gull
(Larus vetula) under Birds
, I still can’t tell the difference.
The Knysa Turaco (new name I think) is beautiful. I saw many but I do not have a powerful enough camera to do justice to this beautiful bird.
Due to the lack of water in the Southern and Eastern Cape, this has resulted in there being insufficient food for the wild Bushpig in the area. They come down from the surrounding hills during the night to raid the dirt bins looking for food. I did not see one although I heard them scavenging at about 01:00 in the early morning and the evidence was clearly visible for all too see. I did not fancy taking photos of trash.
Those of you who are considering a stay at this little gem, should take note that Ebb and Flow South gets the 1st sun and the last as well.
Ebb and Flow definitely deserves a longer visit next time and maybe a full TR