Tsitiskamma National Park, Storm’s River Mouth and Storm’s River Village are just a short 50km from Plettenberg Bay and, if you’re in Plett for more than a day or so, we do recommend to our guests that they head east for an unforgettable day trip.
Tsitsikamma’s terrain, unlike Plettenberg Bay’s endless, sun-kissed beaches, is a bit wilder with a dramatic rocky coastline, hedged by ancient indigenous forest and carved by mighty gorges – it is a truly magnificent stretch of South Africa and less than an hour’s drive from Plett.
For adventurous souls:
Adventurers will love the activities in Tsitsikamma. Home to the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy, at 216m, Face Adrenalin’s Bloukrans Bungy is on every adrenalin junkie’s Bucket List. The indigenous forest offers visitors a treetop zip-line and a waterfall zip-line, in addition to a family-friendly Segway tour. Tremendously enjoyable blackwater tubing makes for a memorable journey through the Storms River Gorge.
For nature lovers:
Hike, walk, bike, run, stroll – Tsitsikamma has natural wonders everywhere you look: from the sections of coastal Fynbos (found nowhere else in the world), indigenous forest, birding opportunities and beautiful ocean views, we recommend heading down to explore one of the coastal or forest hikes from Storms River Mouth. There is also a guided woodcutter’s trip from the village that will take you into the heart of the Tsitsikamma forest and the famous Big Tree.
For ocean lovers:
Ocean lovers should make a beeline for Storms River Mouth, or the quieter Eersterivier, to enjoy the wild and beautiful ocean that gives Storm’s River its name. At the river mouth, visitors can swim, snorkel and scuba dive or take a walk along the coastline to the suspension bridges or the waterfall. A unique and popular adventure is the Kayak and Lilo trip from the mouth. Paddle by kakak across the bay and into the ancient Storms River Gorge, which rises dramatically around paddlers until the waterway becomes too narrow to kayak and the mode of transport changes to lilos for even more exploring.
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