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Vital Information


Nature has blessed the Garden Route National Park (Tsitsikamma, Knysna and Wilderness Sections) with a pleasant, temperate climate; it is unique in Africa as the only area in which rainfall occurs throughout the year.

And, to cap it all, most of our rain falls at night! It's the ideal climate for a visit - at any time of the year!

Day Visitors

The park is ideal for day visitors with various picnic sites at the rest camp and at the lagoon.

Fuel Stations: Petrol/ Diesel

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.


No firearms allowed.

Park Regulations

  • To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
  • The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is strictly prohibited.

Internal Road Network

The access road from the N2 is paved however the access from the northern camp is gravelled.

Please see detailed Tips & Hints at the various camp pages.

As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.

Contact Information

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

Garden Route Contact List
Section   Telephone Fax

Wilderness Section

Reception Desk (24 hours)
Farleigh Forest

(044) 877 0046
(044) 356 9021

(044) 877 0366
(044) 356 9028

Knysna Lakes Section

Thesen Island
Harkerville Forest
Diepwalle Forest

(044) 302 5600
(044) 382 2095
(044) 532 7770
(044) 382 9762/3

(044) 302 5627
(044) 382 2095
(044) 532 7770
(044) 382 9764

Tsitsikamma Section

Storms River Mouth
(security gate remains open 24/7)
Tsitsikamma Forest

(042) 281 1607
(042) 281 1557

(042) 281 1629
(042) 281 1558

Nature's Valley Section Nature's Valley (044) 531 6700 (044) 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.