Trails: Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape

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Storms River

 
Closest Town: Storms River
Blue Duiker
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Storms River
 

Location: In the Tsitsikama National Park
Description: 4km/3hrs; return; in nature reserve; moderate; guided excursions available; chalets and camp site at Tsitsikamma National Park.
Comments: Coastline views, bird watching, tree spotting (trees marked with national botanical numbers)
Enquiries: Tsitsikamma National Park
Tel: + 27 (0)42 281 1607 or + 27 (0)12 428 91
e-mail: reservations@sanparks.org
Web: http://www.sanparks.org
Closest Town: Storms River
Otter
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Storms River
 

Description: The Otter Trail is undoubtedly the best known and most popular of the South African hiking trails, the Otter trail must rank alongside the best trails in the world. The trail follows the spectacular Eastern Cape coastline from Storms River Mouth to Natures Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trail is 42,5kms long and takes 4 1/2 days to complete. It follows the rugged, rocky shoreline ranging in elevation from sea level to a height of more than 150m. Most of the trail follows cliff tops returning to sea level to cross rivers.
Neville Grading: 22.49
Comments: One must be prepared to hike up to 13 kilometers a day, over rough terrain, steep ascents and descents and under any weather conditions. There are two huts and a single toilet at each overnight stop. Each of the two huts contains 6 beds with mattresses - hikers must provide their own blankets/pillows/sleeping bags etc. It is important to be aware of the dates and the times of the high and low tides prior to hiking the Otter Trail. This is especially important when it comes to crossing the bigger rivers such as the Elandsbos and the Bloukrans Rivers.
Enquiries: SA National Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)12 426 5111
Fax: + 27 (0)12 343 0905
e-mail: reservations@sanparks.org
Web: http://www.sanparks.org
Closest Town: Storms River
Storms River
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Storms River
 

Description: In the Tsitsikama State forest, starting at Storms River village.
Tel: + 27 (0)42 541-1557
Closest Town: Storms River
Waterfall
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Storms River
 

Location: In the Tsitsikama National Park
Description: 6km/3hrs; moderate; return in nature reserve; guided excursions available; chalets and camp site.
Enquiries: Tsitsikama National Park
Tel: + 27 (0)42 281 1607 or +27 (0)12 428 911
e-mail: reservations@sanparks.org
Web: http://www.sanparks.org
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/09/22 at 10:37:24