Bloukrans River Bridge Bungee
The world’s highest bridge bungee jump (216m) is 21km west of Storms River directly under the N2. If you’re not sure whether you have...
Tsitsikamma National Park
This park protects 80km of coast between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp, including a Marine Protected Area 5km out to sea. At the...
Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail
This 60km trail begins at Nature’s Valley and ends at Storms River, taking you inland through the forests and mountains. It takes up to...
Storms River Restaurant
At the reception complex to Tsitsikamma National Park, this place this place has a wide selection of meals at reasonable prices and...
Lonely Planet review
The 45km Otter Trail is one of the most acclaimed hikes in South Africa, hugging the coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature’s Valley. The walk, which lasts five days and four nights, involves fording a number of rivers and gives access to some superb stretches of coast. A good level of fitness is required for the walk, as it goes up and downhill quite steeply in many places.
Book the trail through SAN Parks. The trail is usually booked up one year ahead. There are often cancellations, however, so it’s always worth trying, especially if you are in a group of only two or three people (single hikers are not permitted).
Accommodation is in six-bed rest huts with mattresses but without bedding, cooking utensils or running water. Camping is not allowed.
Also, for those keen on really exploring the off the beaten track, head to the west side of the park for the Mulanje triangle.