♥ GARDEN ROUTE ♥
STORMS RIVER COUNTRY HOTEL
This unique country hotel, situated in the quaint village of Storms River (Garden Route), consists of 49 village-style buildings, where each room is decorated to match its specific colonial building style. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and electric blankets for cosy winter evenings. Enjoy a drink in the famous Hunter’s Pub, indulge in al fresco dining at Cafe Bacchus or select from the a la carte menu at De Oude Martha Restaurant. Complimentary Wi-fi for guests. The hotel is renowned for its good food, old world charm and has been a favourite for many a year!
Tsitsikamma is a khoi (San) word meaning “place of abundant or sparkling water”. The region stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to Eerste Rivier in the east, is bordered on the north by the imposing Tsitsikamma mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean.
The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and fynbos. Deep river gorges cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea.
A mild all year round climate allows one to make the most of all the outdoor activities that are on offer. Tsitsikamma National Park, declared in 1964, encompasses a marine reserve made up of 80km of coastline and offers the visitor magnificent scenery, walks, a small beach, restaurant and shop. The famous Storms River Suspension Bridge spans the river mouth.
At the most western side of the Tsitsikamma, is a hidden gem, Natures Valley. Numerous trails and a beautiful beach are to be found here. This is where the world renowned Otter Trail finishes, and Tsitsikamma Mountain trails begin.
Storms River Village
Storms River Village is located between Storms River (Paul Sauer) Bridge and the Storms River Mouth, approximately a kilometer south of the N2 (highway). It is surrounded by plantations and forest. The quaint, peaceful village consists of 100 erven that were laid out in 1860.
The main attraction of the Village is a number of great adventure-type activities operated from or close to the village. Options include the Tsitsikamma treetop canopy tour, woodcutters journey, black water tubing, mountain bike hire, segway trips, kayak & kloofing, scuba & snorkelling, abseiling, Tsitsikamma zipline tours, Tsitsikamma boat cruise, bunjy jumping (highest in the world!), hiking and walking.
Storms River Mouth
The Storms River Mouth section of the Tsitsikamma National Park is very scenic and a must-visit. A number of short trails (2-6km) allow you to explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline. The most popular walk is to the river mouth with the well-known suspension bridge that spans it.
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