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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Storms River Mouth Circular Route

Hiking Trail: Storms River Mouth Circular Route

Name of Reserve / Area: Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park
Nearest Town: Storms River, Plettenberg Bay
Province: Garden Route
Country: South Africa

Directions to get there: From Cape Town, take the N2 towards Plettenbergbay. About 60km pass Plettenbergbay, and just after the Blaauwkrantz River is a turn to the right which takes you to the entrance of the Tsitsikamma National Park by the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp.

Contact Information:
SANparks - Tsitsikamma Section
Phone: +27 (0) 42 281 1607
Reservations: +27 (0) 12 428 9111

Duration of hike: 1 hour

Best time of year to go: Anytime.

What costs did you incur to do this hike:
Entrance to the Park: Free entry (if you are a South African Citizen) for Wild Card Holders.
Accommodation: Cost varies from Camping to Stunning self Catering log cabins of up to R900 per night in season.
Actual hike: Free when in the park.

How safe is it:
We felt very safe walking in the park.

Fresh Water: Only at the camp, none on the route.

Difficulty: Easy, short 2km circular walk. Most of the walk is fairly flat and on the boardwalk. The route continues - after the main suspension bridge over the Storms River Mouth, up the cliff about 300m above.

Pets: No pets allowed in the park.

After you cross over the hang-bridge, the route continues to the lookout point ontop of the hill.

A short easy climb takes you to view the Storms River Mouth resort from the other side...

We stopped here for a short coffee break and to enjoy the view.

Having gone back down the mountain, the route takes you back on the lower level of the boardwalk to the campsite.

How will I rate this hike? Very easy, but so beautiful and well worth visiting.

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