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Located in the beautiful Tsitsikama Nature Reserve where you will find the Storms river mouth. There is an entrance fee, but if you have a Wild Card the entrance is free.
Tsitsikama is the Khoisan word that means “Place of much water” In 1964 the Park was proclaimed and became the first Marine National Park to be proclaimed in Africa. Tsitsikamma National Park is also Africa's oldest and largest marine reserve.
There are various amenities, including a restaurant, shop, picnic and braai area, chalets, camp site and caravan park, information centre, the Agulhas lookout platform, trees marked with their national tree list numbers and underwater trails.
Short walking trails:
l. The Suspension Bridge and Lookout Trail is an easy stroll that leads along the western side of the river mouth, past the Strandloper Cave to the suspension bridge across the mouth. (two new suspension bridges was added to the trail)
On the other side of the bridge there is a short but very steep climb to a lookout point from which there are fine views of the mouth and the camp.
2. The Waterfall Trail is an undemanding hike which follows the first 2,65 km of the Otter Trail; hikers may not walk beyond the waterfall unless hiking the Otter Trail.
3. The Blue Duiker Trail starts just west of the information centre and leads through scrub forest tip to the Agulhas lookout from where whales and dolphins can often be spotted in winter.
After crossing a short section of fynbos, the trail takes hikers into the dry forest with some fine Outeniqua yellowwoods evident.
A short-cut, the Lourie Trail, branches to the left here.
The Blue Duiker Trail continues through the forest, crossing a stream below a delightful waterfall. Several more streams and a cavernous tree bole mark the route. After crossing the road to the camp, the path drops to the coast just west of the start of the Waterfall/Otter trails and returns past the camp site and chalets.
The birdlife in the forest west of the road is quite exceptional, making this trail a great favourite with bird-watchers.
4. The park is more commonly known for its ‘Otter Trail’, a strenuous five-day hike up and down ravines and gorges and along cliff edges, which is often booked up a year ahead.
Our cache is on the suspension bridge trail. While doing the trail be on the look out for a sign “Kerneels se klip”. You have to leave the suspension bridge trail and go down to “Kerneels se klip” to find the cache. It is not a circle route so you have to go back the same way you came. From here you will also have a nice view of the three suspension bridges and the river mouth.
When you are on the other side of the river mouth take some time and listen to the sound of the rocks when the sea washes over it.
The cache is a 2 L ice cream container. Original contents: Rabbit, Marble, 20c coin and a plastic spoon.
This is one of our favorite places and we enjoy it every time we go there.
Hope you will enjoy it to.
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