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A temperate coastal climate with an annual rainfall of 1 200mm. The wettest months are May and October, and the driest are June and July.

Day Visitors

Day visitors are welcome subject to the payment of a nominal daily conservation fee.


No firearms are allowed.

Entrance Gates

Visitors should remain in their vehicles and are serviced through their vehicle window.

Official Hours

  • Office Hours: 07:30 – 18:00
  • Gate opening and closing times: 06:00 – 19:30
  • Security service 19:00 – 07:00
  • Visitors with reserved accommodation who arrive after 18:00 may collect their keys to their accommodation at the entrance gate.
  • Check-in - 12:00
  • Check-out - 9:00

Tips & Hints:

  • Nearest garage or vehicle repairs at Witelsbos – 30km from Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section).
  • Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery) - South African legislation stipulates that fuel stations will accept legitimate petrol/fuel/garage/credit/debit cards or cash as a form of payment for any fuel purchase.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • Medical/hospital and pharmaceutical facilities at Kareedouw – 55km from Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section).
  • Post Office and police services at Storms River village – 13km from Storms River Mouth Rest Camp in the Tsitsikamma Section (a post box is available at the rest camp).
  • This is a multi-dimensional marine/forest national park. Remember to bring the following: bathing suit, hat, binoculars, sun block, walking shoes, bird and mammal reference books, snorkelling equipment.
  • Scuba divers must present valid certificate and supply own equipment. SCUBA refill facilities are available at Storms River rest camp.
  • The swimming pool at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section) is reserved for resident guests only.
  • Roller blades and skateboards are prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed in a national park.
  • No bait, shells, driftwood or any other organism, living or dead, may be removed from the Garden Route National Park.
  • Powerboats are not permitted on the river at Nature’s Valley.

Contact Information

For enquiries e-mail or phone us on the following numbers:

  • Tel +27 (0) 44 531 6700
  • Fax +27 (0) 44 531 6881

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Did You Know?

  • The Wilderness section of the GRNP has a Ramsar site (wetland of global significance). It has the potential to conserve whole ecosystems from catchments to sea.