Adventures in Tsitsikamma National Park

The Tsitsikamma National Park area has attracted some very professional adventure companies over the past few years and they have created an awesome list of outdoor activities and things to do in the area.  In my opinion it is one of the best adventure destinations currently in South Africa.  Base yourself here and you will have an endless list of activities for a great family adventure holiday.  Tsitsikamma National Park is also home of the world famous Otter Trail, see description…

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Adventures in Tsitsikamma National Park
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The Tsitsikamma National Park area has attracted some very professional adventure companies over the past few years and they have created an awesome list of outdoor activities and things to do in the area.  In my opinion it is one of the best adventure destinations currently in South Africa.  Base yourself here and you will have an endless list of activities for a great family adventure holiday.  Tsitsikamma National Park is also home of the world famous Otter Trail, see description below. 

The Tsitsikamma National Park is possibly one of the most beautiful places on the planet and, with its rugged coastline, beautiful forests, and amazing rivers and waterfalls, it’s also an adventure paradise.

Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the sea at the Storms River Mouth with Untouched Adventures, or kayak up the beautiful, deep, black gorge where you can look up between the rugged vertical cliffs at a thin sliver of sky.

Hike along the coast from the SANParks camp to one beautiful B&B after another, or take a slightly more challenging trek through the mountains. You can swing through the trees on a treetop canopy tour with Stormsriver Adventures, or do a zip line slide across the top of a waterfall, go abseiling with Tsitsikamma Forest Adventures or do a quad bike tour of the forest. 

Geez, if that’s not enough, do the highest bungee jump in the world. There is just so much to do here, you’ll need at least a week.

THE OTTER TRAIL

This is a challenging 5 day hike between Storm’s River Mouth and Nature’s Valley in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The hike is all along the coastline taking you through valleys, plateaus, across rivers and meanders through forests. It is named after the Cape Clawless Otter which occurs along this coastline, although they are very elusive. Other popular wildlife species more commonly sighted are the Knysna Turacu, dolpins, whales, bushbuck and baboons. The trail only allows 12 people per day, so the huts at each overnight stop include 6 beds in each. There is a communal barbecue area, flush toilet and cold water shower. There is firewood at each hut. The views at each hut are spectacular, either overlooking the ocean or a river mouth. One should be quite fit as it is 43km over rough terrain and exciting river crossings including the Lottering and the infamous Bloukrans river mouth which should preferably be crossed during low tide. The scenery is magnificent and you get a sense of achievements once you have finished this beautiful hike. 

Get those boots dirty in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Tsitsikamma National Park Adventures

Abseiling

The best way to experience the magical Tsitsikamma is on an Abseiling Adventure. When you abseil (rappel) from the safety of a platform into a fern-covered cove, you know why this gem in the Garden Route is one of Tsitsikamma National Park’s most popular holiday destinations.

Canopy Tours

A Canopy Tour in Tsitsikamma National Park equals time spent in a natural paradise. Join our operators and explore this picture perfect gem in the Garden Route from the treetops. Indigenous forests, amazing birdlife and tranquillity mixed with the adventure of experiencing gravity at its best – A...

Hiking

The Tsitsikamma National Park, a protected area in the Garden Route, is a hiker’s paradise. Home to the famous Otter Trail, Dolphin Trail and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, there is no better place to spend a few days surrounded by pristine nature. For an extended stay, try out the Eden to Addo Great...

Kayaking

Go on a Kayaking Adventure on the incredible Storms River in the Tsitsikamma National Park. A day on the water here means exploring bat caves, jumping off cliffs and paddling through gorges with amazing views. No experience is needed to join this adventure – trained guides will show you the way and...

Kloofing

Tsitsikamma means clear water and there is no better way to enjoy the fresh, clean, clear water of the rivers than on a Kloofing Adventure! Kloofing in the Tsitsikamma National Park involves moving down a canyon (Kloof) by climbing, jumping, abseiling, swimming and bouldering. Although you will need...

Scuba Diving

Learn to dive on a Scuba Diving adventure in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The sea near Storms River in the Garden Route is teeming with life and encounters with nudi branches, sea anemones, sand sharks, rays and fish add to the adventure.

Segway Tours

Explore the Tsitsikamma National Park in style from a Segway. A Segway PT is a two-wheeled personal mobility machine. They are surprisingly easy to manoeuvre and you get to explore and enjoy while the electric motor does the hard work. Simple enjoyment in one of Tsitsikamma National Park’s gems!

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in Tsitsikamma National Park should be on everyone’s wish list. This protected area in the Garden Route is home to some of Tsitsikamma National Park’s best hiking trails – and why not experience those in style! A Slackpacking Adventure involves all the fun aspects of hiking without having to lag...

Snorkeling

The Indian Ocean coastline of the Tsitsikamma National Park is simply just waiting to be explored on a snorkelling adventure. The pristine nature of the coast continues into the sea. Colourful sea anemones, nudi branches, sand sharks, rays and a wide variety of fish call this stretch of warm, blue ocean...

Tubing

A Tubing Adventure in the Tsitsikamma is a unique, fun filled day on the gorgeous Storms River. This activity involves black river tubing mixed with rock jumping, kloofing, swimming and just generally enjoying the pristine natural environment of the Tsitsikamma.

Zip Line

Zip lining in the natural paradise of Tsitsikamma in the Garden Route is an adventure that you will not soon forget. Strapped into a full body harness and supported by equipment of the highest safety standard, you are prepared to experience gravity at its best. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you...