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5 Things To Seek
- Dolphins and Porpoises – keeping vigil on the ocean will produce sightings of schools of dolphins and porpoises frolicking in the waves.
- African Black Oystercatcher – this red data species is one of South Africa’s most threatened bird species. Several pairs nest along the park’s rocky coastline.
- Knysna Lourie – these beautiful birds with a gruff call are common in the forest.
- Cape Clawless Otter – the source of the name of the Otter Trail, this shy and elusive species hunts crabs along the park’s coastline and rivers alike.
- Blue Duiker – this miniature antelope is found in the forests.
All accommodation is serviced daily and provided with bedding, towels and soap.
- Forest Huts – communal facilities (2 beds)
- Forest Cabins (a.k.a. Dolphin Cabins) – self equipped units 2 beds)
- Chalets – self equipped detached open plan units (2 single beds and either bunk beds, bed in lounge or double sleeper couch)
- Oceanettes – self equipped detached units on the ocean edge (3 or 4 beds)
- Cottages – self equipped free standing units (3 beds)
- Family Cottages – larger version of above (4 beds) - 2 bedrooms
- Honeymoon Cottages (double bed)
All with communal ablution, laundry and washing up facilities. A maximum of six persons, one caravan with a side tent and one vehicle, or one tent and one vehicle, or one autovilla or motorised caravan will be permitted per site.
- Caravan only sites with power point and view
- Caravan only sites with power point and no view
- Tent only site with no power point but with a view
- Camping sites (caravan or tent)
- Camping (tent or caravan) without power
To view the accommodation prices, refer to Tariffs
Activities & Facilities
Most of these activities are safe enough to undertake unguided.
For a small fee, groups of more than ten people can book a guide to accompany them and discover more about the history and ecology of the area.
- All activities are dependent on favourable weather conditions.
- For more information or directions, visit the Information desk, Enviro Centre or Reception at the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section).
- The park has a joint initiative it runs with private parties from on the park’s periphery. The result is a semi-luxury hiking trail known as the Dolphin Trail.
- Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail: Two - six day hiking trail (with optional equipment porterage): journey through forest, fynbos and many rivers in the spectacular Tsitsikamma mountains.
- "Spirit of Tsitsikamma" boat rides
- The Otter Trail, 42km long, 5 days and 4 nights: (www.footprint.co.za); Check Availability.
- Several nature trails (1-3 hours)
- Dolphin Trail – a joint initiative with private parties adjacent the park
- Marine and River Activities
- Bathing at a small beach, and swimming pool (for resident guests only).
- All angling in the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park is prohibited.
- Guided outings (Eco-guides from local communities).
- Holiday programme during school holidays.
- Activities for School Groups.
There are many activities in the area of the park, for which staying in the park is an excellent base. The following are some that SANParks recommends.
- Abseiling & climbing
- Hiking (www.footprint.co.za)
- Mountain biking
- Tractor-trailer rides
- Tree top tours
- Bungee Jumping – worlds highest
- Shop where souvenirs and basic commodities may be purchased, a la carte restaurant, also serving light refreshments, laundromat and ironing room (flat-irons not supplied) and information desk at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section).
- No ATM facility available
- Cattle Baron operates Tsitsikamma Restaurant.
- Fuel is available at Storms River Bridge (±25km from Storms River Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section)) and at Nature's Valley (adjacent Nature's Valley Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section)).
- Full conference equipment and catering service at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section).
- Reservations: tel +27 12 426-5025 and fax +27 12 343-2005/6
How to get there
The Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park is situated some 615km from Cape Town, 195km from Port Elizabeth and 68km from Plettenberg Bay.
The access route from the N2 highway and all internal roads are tarred. Car hire is available at Plettenberg Bay, which is also the nearest airport (limited scheduled flights). Airports are also found in George and Port Elizabeth.
- Gate opening 06:00 and closing times 22:00 due to restaurant service.
- Security service, starting 18:00 - leaving 07:00 in the morning.
- Late arrivals (after 18:00) may collect keys at the entrance gate.Overnight guests arriving after 18:00 should call the camp on (042) 2811 607 - key(s) may be picked up at the gate with the security service.
- Day visitors allowed until 21:30.
- S 34 01’ 18.8”
E 23 53’ 47.9”
Gate Registration & Indemnity Form
Map of Tsitsikamma
Map of the Otter Trail (pdf 2mb)
Daily Conservation Fees
Daily Conservation fees for 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017
|South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)||R49 per adult, per day
R24 per child, per day
|SADC Nationals (with passport)||R98 per adult, per day
R49 per child, per day
|Standard Conservation Fee||R196 per adult, per day
R98 per child, per day
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General Tariff Information
- General Tariffs Information
- 2016/2017 Tariffs
- Pensioners' Discount
- Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival.
- Cost of a Wild Card
- Activity tariffs
- View accommodation pictures and availability for Garden Route National Park