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Storms River: INFO

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:08 am

Earlier this week I paid a day visit to Storms River Mouth Rest Camp. The camp seems to be more popular with toursists than the De Vasselot camp. I have actually always found it to be busy and extremely busy during the summer holiday season.

We walked the 1km Mouth Trail (boardwalk). A lovely walk through the forest with views of the sea along the way. One has to climb up and down some steep steps at times but most people should be able to do the walk with ease. Do not do as I did though and wear pink slip slops (complete with bows :wink: ), wear walking shoes/tackies/strops as the boardwalk is rather slippery. It is a very popular walk and one passes people on it all along the way.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:15 am

The reception at Storms River Rest Camp:
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Some of the campsites and cottages:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:18 am

The bathing beach at Storms River - one can snorkel off this beach too:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:26 am

Took these pics along the Mouth Trail (the last one I took while on the suspension bridge facing up the gorge):
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Unread postby lam » Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:55 pm

Storms River is regularly voted Top Campsite in the Country
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:00 pm

lam wrote:Storms River is regularly voted Top Campsite in the Country

Never actually stayed there myself - but one thing I am sure of, it must be very windy!!! Worth it to be able to camp right on the rocks I am sure with the ocean pounding a few metres away from your door - just take huge tent pegs!!!
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Unread postby bucky » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:50 pm

I have friends that have backpacked the whole of Europe , and they reckon there is only 1 camp spot in Italy (I think :o )
that compares to its beauty .

I cant say Ive ever had huge winds there , there is quite a high mountain face behind you with lots of trees that block it I suppose .

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Unread postby gwendolen » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:02 pm

We camped there for two nights. It's a lovely park, but we felt we were camping on a football field. :?

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Unread postby Salva » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:15 pm

I stayed in the, ahum,... honeymoon cottage. The rest was fully booked. It was overcast and it was raining rather heavily. Normally seen when I'm somewhere at a coastline bad weather takes away loads of the fun. Not at this amazing place. We watched the waves pounding against the rocks from our sofa! We also saw dolphins (from the same sofa) playing in those waves.

But the best part was having breakfast at our cottage's deck with a view over those waves (and sunny conditions this time).
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Unread postby Stoffel » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:03 pm

I read such a lot about Storms River Mouth that I decided it is time to go and see the place. A friend of mine was on holiday in Plett and travelled to the park on a day visit. He told me he never saw such a beautiful place in South Africa (and he lives in Magoebaskloof). And after seeing DB's pics I decided this camp is an immediate priority. Therefore we're booked in an oceanette for three nights (3, 4 & 5 February). Any advice about "definite to do's" while there?
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Unread postby lam » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:33 pm

Do all the walks. Otherwise just sit and watch for dolphins.
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Unread postby BunduBoi » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:09 pm

I jst visited last week and will give a trip report soon, plus hints :)

In terms of wind, it may get slightly windy at your chalet, I was in an oceanette, but not much nonetheless.
The beach has 0% wind, as it is completely protected - one of the few beaches really that give such a priveledge.

Tsitsikamma National Park - you haven't lived until you've been there.
BTW going right back there next December!
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Unread postby Salva » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:04 pm

Hi all,

here are some pics of our november visit to Tsitsikamma NP - Storms river restcamp! It was our second visit and for the second time we were amazed by the tremendous beauty of the place! Looking over the sea we were thinking of the ellies we saw the same day in Addo and the cheetahs we saw the day before in Kruger. This is what makes SA a superb holiday destination! :D

Our bungalow (1 of 3 honeymoon cottages)

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View over the restcamp

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There are more pics of the park on my website, more particularly on the Port-Elizabeth - Cape Town, november 2005 set. Be warned though: it is meant as a holiday album for family and friends so there's lots of non SANP pics as well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/coessensbart/

I hope you enjoy!
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Mouth trail. Storms River Mouth

Unread postby Seahorse » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:14 pm

I have great news for the slops and slips. The mouth trail is getting a revamp this year. The slippery and old bits are going to be replaced. The old suspension bridge ( must be older than I am ) is getting replaced with a brand new one.
Please be patient. We want to give our visitors the very best experience. Just come and have a look when the work is done. Should be a pleasure to go to the river by this time next year.
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