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Protected Area Garden Route (Tsitsikamma Section) National Park

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Located in South Africa :: Eastern Cape :: Stormsrivier
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

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Description [ correction ]

The Tsitsikamma National Park is comprised of two sections, the indigenous rain forest and a coastal area. The park is known for its range of flora and includes some of South Africa's most remarkable tree-species as well as an abundance of birdlife. Three highly proclaimed hiking trails are available to visitors and the famous Storms River suspension bridge provides a close encounter with the serene surroundings. They are motorbike friendly. (Jan-2012).

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Eastern Cape, South Africa
Contact : SANPARKS - Tsitsikamma Forest Section
Contact 2 : Information Desk at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section)
Tel : +27(0)42 281 1557
Tel2 : +27(0)42 281 1607
Fax : +27(0)42 281 1558
Fax2 : +27(0)42 281 1843
Email : Click Here
Website : Click Here

Directions [ correction ]

On the N2 just after Storms River Village, turn left at the Tsitsikamma National Park signage.

Time Information [ correction ]
Gate Opening and Closing Times : 06h00 -22h00 . Day visitors allowed till 21h30. Security Services Starts 18h00 and leaves 07h00.
Reception Opening and Closing Times : 07:30-18:00

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s : Conservation Fee: SA Citizens ZAR42pp; SADC Citizens : ZAR84pp; Internationals : ZAR168pp. (Jun-15)

Destination Information [ correction ]
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +27(0)42 281 1607
Facilities : Lodging, Camping, Restaurant, Airstrip

Facilities [ correction ]
Nearby Facilities : Shopping.

Activities [ correction ]
Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Snorkelling, Canoeing, Sea_Kayaking, Boat Trips, Bird Watching
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation at the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden route National park is offered at the Storms River Rest camp where there are chalets, cabins, huts, cottages, tents, caravans and campsites. (Jun-15).

CONSERVATION FEE:
Conservation fees are payable at the entrance gate to the Garden Route National Park. Fees paid depends on citizenship. (Jun-15).

POLICE:
The nearest Police station and Post Office is at the Storms River Village, 13km fro the Storms river Rest Camp. (Tsitsikamma Section). (Jun-15)

FOOD:
There is the Tsitsikamma Restaurant, an a la carte restaurant seafood restaurant; Open Mon - Sun: 08h30 to 22h00. (Jun-15)

FUEL:
Fuel is available at Storms River Bridge (±25km from Storms River Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section)) and at Nature's Valley (adjacent Nature's Valley Rest Camp (Tsitsikamma Section). (Jun-15).

OTHER:
Medical and pharmaceutical services are offered in Kareedouw situated 55km from Storms River Rest Camp. (Jun-15).
Vehicle repairs are available in Witelsbos, just 30km from the Storms River Rest camp. (Jun-15).


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“Tsitsikamma National Park The word tsitsikamma is a Khoisan phrase meaning place of abundant water. The Tsitsikamma National Park is a coastal reserve on the Garden Route in South Africa. It is well known for indigenous forests, dramatic coastline, and the Otter Trail. On 6 March 2009 it was amalgamated with the Wilderness National Park and various other areas of land to form the Garden Route National Park This is probably the most beautiful game park in the country as it requires a drive along the Garden Route to get there. It also offers marine life as an option: dolphins and whales can sometimes be seen off the park's coastline. The park covers an 80 km long stretch of coastline. Nature's Valley is at the western end of the park, and the main accommodation is at Storms River Mouth. Near the park is the Bloukrans Bridge, the world's highest bungee jump at 216m.” - Chris Smit, 2009/12/09

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