TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

Storms River Mouth Rest Camp

The Storms River Mouth Rest Camp is situated on the Garden Route, approximately 35 km east of Plettenberg Bay near the small village of Storms River. It has become a very popular tourist attraction and holiday destination and is currently in the top three most frequently visited national park camps in South Africa. Storms River Mouth, where the camp is situated, was once a busy harbour used to export indigenous wood that was harvested in this region, between 1868 and 1939. The rest camp together with the Otter Hiking Trail, are inextricably linked, one cannot be fully appreciated and enjoyed without the other. No tourist will ever leave the Tsitsikamma National Park untouched by its extraordinary beauty. To return again and again becomes a compulsion!

 

Entrance to Storms River Mouth Rest Camp, home to one of the world's most beautiful and well-known hiking trails, the Otter.

Well known suspension bridge across the mighty Storms River. More than 150 000 people walk across this bridge every year.

View from the restaurant towards the suspension bridge and ravine. The escarpment on either side of the bridge reaches a height of 180 m.

An attractive waterfall in one of the smaller freshwater streams on the Blue Duiker Trail.

Knysna Lourie, now called the Knysna Turaco (Tauraco corythaix), the crested, green bird which is found in the forests of Tsitsikamma and more often identified by its raucous call, rather than seen.

One of the main objectives of the Tsitsikamma National Park is to protect the marine ecosystem. A spectacular diversity of marine life in one of the crystal clear tidal pools.

From the top of the escarpment on the Uitkyk Viewpoint Trail, the hiker has a panoramic view onto the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Millions of years ago, waves lapped against these mountains.

Forest cabins with a backdrop of indigenous forest. These cabins have an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean.

The waterfall on the popular Waterfall Trail. It also starts in the rest camp and overlaps the first day's trail of the Otter.

 

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