Top activities in Tsitsikamma: exploring a natural paradise

Posted on 27 February 2024

Tsitsikamma is one of South Africa’s gems, with rugged shorelines, forest hikes, breathtaking scenery, and endless greenery.

Enjoy these eight epic activities on your next journey to Tsitsikamma.

Storms River Mouth and suspension bridges

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The short hike to the suspension bridges in the Tsitsikamma National Park is a relatively easy one, with a wooden walkway through the forests. You can hear crashing waves as you go, and the beauty of and from the suspension bridges is truly a feast for the eyes. You can either turn around and head back to the campsite area, claim one of the little blue-water bays as your own, or keep hiking the trail up to the mountain peak for insane panoramic views of the ocean and hills.

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Hike to the waterfall

Pack a costume, your best hiking shoes, and lather on the suncream. This out-and-back hike involves a decent amount of scrambling, a perfect water-break cave, and a waterfall you can swim in. This 6 km hike is situated within the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Bloukrans Bungee Jump

The Bloukrans Bungee Jump is a thrill-seeker’s dream activity. Hop off Africa’s biggest bridge and experience a feeling like no other, while securely strapped into a full-body harness and ankle connection to the bungee cord. The beautiful Bloukrans River Valley lies beneath you as you enjoy this jump of a lifetime.

Kayak and Lilo

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One of the most popular activities in the Tsitsikamma National Park is taking a kayak or lilo up Storms River. You get to explore further up the Storms River Gorge, deep caves, and bottomless pools while hearing only the calming sounds of being in nature.

Marilyn’s 60s Diner

‘Shake, rattle, and roll at the retro Marilyn’s 60s Diner!’

This all-American diner serves gourmet milkshakes and juicy big burgers. It celebrates the 60s era with a jukebox and classic cars and motorbikes and is an experience as well as a spot to eat.

Skywalk Tour

Enjoy everything the Bloukrans Bungee Jump experience offers without actually bungee jumping. Knowledgeable guides take you to Africa’s biggest bridge, where you can see the bungee jumping in action, and teach you about the history and engineering of the structure.

The Skywalk Tour includes walking along the 216 m high suspended skywalk and the Hang Out Zone! where you can strap on a harness and stand on the edge of the bridge.

Otter Trail

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If a multi-day adventure appeals to you, the famous Otter Trail will be right up your alley. Walk through dense, green forests, across rivers, and along the coastline with this five-day trail. Booking is essential and needs to be made well in advance, and you will need to meet the fitness requirements as this hike is challenging.

Tsitsikamma Segway Tours

Explore the beautiful Tsitsikamma region on a guided segway tour. Glide through the forests and along the coastline while learning more about the local history, flora, and fauna.

Pictures: Alamy

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