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Storm’s River Mouth Hiking Trails

Storms River Mouth Day Hikes

Description

The wild beauty of the coastline and restless, often stormy seas makes the Storms River Camp a firm favourite for visitors.  The world acclaimed Otter Trail starts here and National Parks Board has laid out several shorter trails for daily visitors.  These trails lead through breathtaking coastal and forest scenes, fynbos, the daring suspension bridge, as well as various waterfalls, rivers and streams.

Three day walks are available:

The Suspension Bridge and Lookout Trail
This 1 km (each way) easy stroll leads you along the western side of the river mouth, passing the Strandloper Cave and then onto the suspension bridge across the mouth – take a moment to enjoy the view.  Once on the other side of the bridge, you will be faced with a short, but steep climb to the “lookout” point, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the mouth.

The Waterfall Trail
Is an undemanding 3 km (each way) hike, in which you will follow the first 2.6 km of the internationally acclaimed Otter Trail, hikers will not be allowed to walk beyond the Waterfall, unless you are hiking the Otter Trail.   

The Blue Duiker Trail
This 5,5 km circular route starts at the information centre and leads through the forest to the Agulhas “lookout”, and depending the timing of your visit, whales and dolphins can easily be spotted during winter frolicking in the sea.   After crossing a section of fynbos and into dry forest where your find some Outeniqua Yellowwood Trees.

Next you will continue through the cooling forest, crossing a stream while enjoying the view of the waterfall. After crossing the road and back into the camp the path drops to the coast, west of the start of the Otter /  Waterfall trails and returns past the camp.  This trail is a great favourite for bird watchers.

Highlights
  • Indigenous Forests
  • Fynbos
  • Interesting Caves
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Rugged Coast
  • Vibrant Bird life
  • Sea life
  • Spectacular views
Directions:

About 60km past Plettenberg Bay, heading towards Port Elizabeth, just after the Blaauwkrantz River turn right to the entrance of the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Start

Parking area, Tsitsikamma National Park

End

Circular Route

Distance

1 – 5.6 km

Duration

1 – 3 hours

Rating

Easy to Difficult

Permit

Pay entrance fee at National Park

Take With

You will need the following:

  • Hat
  • sunglasses
  • good walking shoes
  • insect repellent
  • refreshments and water
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • swimming gear
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