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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:25 am 
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Yes, indeed, Movinon! Crossing the suspension bridge allows one to explore the other side of the river bank... :thumbs_up:


On the other side of the river a "slackpack type" of trail takes place . Similar to the Otter , but with catered for luxury accomodation .

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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You can even have a nice swimm!

Is it possible to see/live this place without too much walking?Nothing to do with lazyness I mean kilometers not 3 or 500 meters?


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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:06 am 
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Hi movinon
Does this convince you?

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Hi Micetta
The suspension bridge is 1 kilometer from the restaurant along a beautiful paved path, but with quite a couple of steps.
Next to the restaurant is a small safe beach where most people swim.

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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Whoop-whoop!, HoepHoep! :clap: :clap: Great photos again! (And your signature, spot on!) :thumbs_up:

Micetta, to the right of HH's second photo (of the small beach), you will see people in white clothing accessing the walkway to the suspension bridge. It is one of the most magic walkways! And just on the other side of the N2, the giant Yellowwood tree..

The Tsitsikamma National Park which includes the Storms River mouth is internationally recognised for its forests which harbour and conserve the giant Outeniqua Yellowwood tree – one of the few true monarchs of the world's forests. This enormous tree is one of the most successful species in existence, having survived, unchanged for millions of years. If only passing through make sure you take a moment to stop at the bridge over the Storms River for magnificent views up and down the gorge. Even better head for the Storms River Mouth entrance to the Tsitsikamma National Park, where a number of [i]short walking trails, one with a wonderfully wobbly suspension bridge, give you superb experiences of coast and forest. The park is more commonly known for its ‘Otter Trail’, a strenuous five-day hike up and down ravines and gorges and along cliff edges, which is often booked up a year ahead.

Tsitsikamma National Park is also Africa's oldest and largest marine reserve, playing a vital role in the preservation and conservation of marine fauna and flora. Tourists, and particularly hikers, from all over the world visit Tsitsikamma and Storms River Mouth for its rugged, unspoilt coastline – a photographer's dream. Tsitsikamma has many wonderful scenic hiking trails of which it is justifiably proud.

Tsitsikamma is the Khoi-San word for a place of many waters. It is the perfect description of this exquisite area but does not do justice to the overwhelming experience the Tsitsikamma provides for those fortunate enough to visit it and to indulge in its unique pleasures. [/i]

http://www.south-africa-tours.com/storms-river.html

And if you contact me in advance, we can always bungy-jump from the Stormsriver Bridge... :thumbs_up: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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The pathway to the suspension bridge.

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A view up the river with the bat cave to the right. The low and high tide markings are visible on the sides. At this point in the river there are two layers of water -the lower layer is the (heavier) salty seawater and the upper layer is the fresh water that flow in. In this part of the country the river waters are a rich brown colour due to the vegetation. Closer to the mouth the two layers obviously mix. Apparently sharks have been seen in the lower layer as they swim up river.

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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Than you HoepHoep and Elzet! Stormsriver Mouth I am coming.......
I'll have to add another week to our trip - we will have to stay away the whole winter (our's) ......... :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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:thumbs_up: :lol: Micetta, can't go wrong... :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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HoepHoep wrote:
Apparently sharks have been seen in the lower layer as they swim up river.


Yes HoepHoep there are sharks. My brother and I did a few scuba dives at Tsitsikamma a few years ago. While diving and viewing a few Smooth Hound sharks on the bottom, some visitors were swimming on the surface totally unaware of us and the sharks. In any case I don’t think those sharks were any threat to the swimmers though. :lol: :lol:

Great thread and awesome pictures! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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Which is the best accomodation?


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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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Hiya Micetta, for your purposes I shall recommend the honeymoon cottage...

You must include one night at Nature's Valley also...

Last time we stayed in a cottage right on the rocks... exquisite, with the spray of the waves right in your face, so to speak...

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/tsitsikam ... dation.php"

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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Last time we stayed in a cottage right on the rocks... exquisite, with the spray of the waves right in your face, so to speak...
and which cottage was that? I want twin beds.


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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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I'll ask Tarzan if he can remember the chalet number... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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Thank you Jane! If not look at the camp map and you might remember the position :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
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According to HoepHoep, the honeymoon cottages were demolished and rebuilt. HoepHoep posted photos of the replacement buildings in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=31991&hilit=honeymoon+cottages

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 Post subject: Re: Stormsriver Mouth - Photo's
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:48 pm 
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Thank you Ribuck, But I do not think that the honeymoon chalets have twin beds :wink:


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