A dense luxuriant indigenous forest with rugged ravines, waterfalls and delightful sandy coves.
To the east of Plettenberg Bay lies the Tsitsikamma region. A dense luxuriant indigenous forest, with rugged ravines, streams and waterfalls, as well as delightful sandy coves. Tsitsikamma is a Khoi word meaning “place of abundant or sparkling water”. The region, which sits on a 200m high plateau stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to the Tsitsikamma River in the east. It is bordered by the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountains and by the Indian Ocean. This undoubtedly superb area of primeval rain-forest and wild coastline is incredibly beautiful.
We have divided it into two areas – Firstly, The Crags near Plettenberg Bay (20km from Plett) and secondly The Tsitsikamma National Park area which is further (50-60 mins drive from Plettenberg Bay).
We could have included this area with Plettenberg, because it is only 20km away. But it is a great area to base yourselves, as you can easily reach Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma from here.
The Tsitsikamma National Park is a coastal park stretching for 75 km along the southern Cape coast. It comprises a wild, unspoilt and rugged stretch of dense indigenous forest. There are numerous walks and trails through the park. An example is the pretty boardwalk to the suspension bridge over the Storms River.
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