The park offers plenty of things to do while guests can also look forward to staying in some of the region’s best, most secluded, accommodation. If it is an adventurous but private escape you are after, you will certainly find it here.
There is no denying that getting outdoors and absorbing the clear, cool air of the Tsitsikamma will do wonders for the soul. There are a number of gorgeous hiking trails deep within the Tsitsikamma National Park, each more than capable of showcasing the awe inspiring forests, deep water filled gorges, and beyond that, the white waves of the Indian Ocean.
Along with hiking routes, guests to the park can also enjoy the cycling routes, go horseback riding, or go tubing down the river. Each option provides a fascinating look at the natural vibrancy that characterises the Tsitsikamma. You won’t need to book time on a hiking trail, but it is a good idea to bring along a mobile phone should you get stuck and need help.
Floating along in a hurry down the rushing dark waters of the Storm River is an exhilarating experience like no other. Taking guests through the gorge, past lush forests above which is a deep blue sky, the option of tubing is without a doubt one of the most unforgettable ways to see the best sights the park has to offer. A tubing tour can take around 5 hours to complete and guests will need to book it in advance.
One of the most unique ways to explore the forest is from above. And this can be done with a canopy tour. Guests are taken up into the trees, roughly 30 meters, and swing from one tree to the next. Along the way, guests learn about the flora and fauna living in the forest.
Another great way to explore the forest trails is on the comfort of a horse. The horses are really familiar with the trails and don’t need much guidance to navigate the path. Guests who are uncertain about riding a horse can take comfort in knowing that the horses are tame and guests don’t need experience to enjoy this activity.
Accommodation for the park is mostly found in the Storm’s River Mouth Rest Camp. This accommodation is serviced on a daily basis and guests are provided with soap, towels and bedding.
Forest Huts – These are communal facilities capable of sleeping 2 people.
Forest Cabins – Capable of sleeping 2 people per cabin, these units are also self-catered.
Chalets – Far larger than the other units, these open plan chalets are equipped with 2 single beds which can be bunk beds if you prefer, a bed in the lounge and a double sleeper couch.
Oceanettes – These self-catered units are on the ocean edge and they are available with either 3 or 4 beds.
Cottages – These self-catering units, with their own equipment, are free standing and have 3 beds.
Family cottages – Ideal for visiting families, the family cottages can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms.
Honeymoon Cottages – Perfect for the romantic getaway and honeymoons, these cottages come with a double bed.
The other accommodation option is camping. Guests have access to communal washing up facilities, laundry and communal ablution. Each camp site can accommodate around 6 people. The sites are ideal for one caravan with a side tent and vehicle or one tent and one vehicle. The sites are also the perfect size for a motorised caravan.