South Africa: Tsitsikamma National Park

The name Tsitsikamma is derived from Hottentot words, tse-tsesa, meaning clear, and gami, meaning water, probably referring to the clear water of the Tsitsikamma River.

Tsitsikamma, Africa's first national marine park, comprises a narrow coastal plain bounded by cliffs and beaches extending five kilometres out to sea. Beautiful and wild, the park encompasses 80km of rocky coastline featuring quiet tidal pools, deep gorges and evergreen forests.

Fynbos, small mammals and a prolific bird life add to the enchantment of the region. From Storms River Mouth, nature trails meander into the forest and along the coast. One of the most scenically rewarding is the five-day Otter Trail which follows the shoreline for most of its route.

For an experience with a difference, a snorkelling and scuba trail will introduce you to an underwater world inhabited by fascinating marine creatures. But if you only want to relax and soak up the sun, two exquisite beaches provide the setting.

Activities available in Tsitsikamma National Park

  • Bloukrans Bridge Bungi Jump
  • The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour
  • Scuba Diving
  • Storms River Gorge Cruise

More places of interest in South Africa

Addo Elephant National Park | Blyde River Canyon | Cape Town | Hluhluwe & Umfolozi | Knysna | Kruger National Park | Orange River | Oudtshoorn | Pilgrim's Rest | Pretoria | South Drakensberg | St Lucia | Zuurberg National Park