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New camping decks In the Tsitsikamma National park

Knysna, Tsitsikamma, Wilderness
Qcumba
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New camping decks In the Tsitsikamma National park

Unread postby Qcumba » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:01 pm

Hi just wondering if anyone has used the new camping decks and what they are like, are they in the forest? what facilities do hey have and wether any one would reccomend camping there. we would like to go camping in October and are just doing some research before deciding where to stay.
any help will be much appreciated, thanks :D

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Re: New camping decks In the Tsitsikamma National park

Unread postby Qcumba » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:24 pm

Bump

It's ok if you don't have any info on the decks itself, but any info on the that area of the park - Diepwalle I think and what we can expect in terms of activities and scenery, is it near the sea like storms river or more inland? any one who has been to that area? I gather it's not as popular as storms river and knysna area.
thanks again, oh and also is October a good time to go?

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Re: New camping decks In the Tsitsikamma National park

Unread postby HoepHoep » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:20 am

Qcumba

Have a look at the following site.

press release on decks.

feedback on decks.

The area is mostly forest and plantations and definatly worth a day visit.
It is on the mountain side of the N2 National Road and therefore not so close to the ocean. My suggestion as a circular drive that start at Keurboomsriver and end at Knysna at the Knoetzie turnoff. This take you past the Valley of Ferns - a beautiful stop for a picnic and short walk into the forrest, the Big Tree and the camping decks. the are no real activities, other than the scenery.

October is a good time. Part of the road is gravel, but were in a good condition the last time we were there. Watch out for big trucks that transport the logs. Avoid the roads shortly after or during rainy conditions.

Enjoy - a unique experience, but don't do it at the cost of missing Stormsriver Mouth. That is still the most beautiful place on earth!

Hoephoep

To sleep a night in the bush must be a special experience.
The Creator is bigger than His creation!

My latest trip report to Addo during June 2009:
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=34300

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Re: New camping decks In the Tsitsikamma National park

Unread postby Qcumba » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:21 pm

Thank you HoepHoep :D that was really helpful, wow those pics are awesome, it will be great to wake up to the sounds of the forest :)


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