Tsitsikamma info, Accommodation, Activities, Garden Route, South Africa

A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants

and Businesses in Tsitsikamma, South Africa

Situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, and located on the N2 national road between Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)Tsitsikamma is an accessible holiday destination.  Only about 615km from Cape Town and its international airport, the area is popular with overseas tourists as well.  Known as “the Garden of the Garden Route”, it takes you on an adventure through tall and mystical forests, leading to rocky shores.  

Tsitsikamma has plenty of races and events that take place every year, including the Storms River Traverse, from mountain biking, cycling, and road/trail running.  The area becomes a hive of activity and excitement during these times as athletes and supporters flock here from all over the countryside.

Take the journey through the Tsitsikamma for an unforgettable experience ...


There are a wide range of accommodation options available to visitors in this area.  From camping to forest huts and self-catering units, a hotel and many more.  The deep gorges, rugged coastline, indigenous forest and an abundance of fynbos, lends itself to a diverse selection of recreational and adventure activities to suit all levels of fitness.  Some of the activities alongside hiking is abseiling, scuba-diving, boat rides and paddling.  These tourists can experience on their own, or with the help of some of the excellent tour operators in the village. The Tsitsikamma Activities Directory has information on all the best things to do around Tsitsikamma, such as where to find the best hiking trails or where to get involved in some water sports. With so much on offer, Tsitsikamma is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

The Tsitsikamma National Park is South Africa’s oldest and largest marine reserve, which makes it a safe place for dolphins to frolic in the waves and the Southern Right whale to breed. The protected coastline, fynbos and forests stretch over a 5km area to the sea. 


Catering for large crowds and popularity in and out of season, Tsitsikamma has a variety of restaurants providing delicious local and international fare.  The village is geared towards tourists/holiday makers and as such the business community is centred around this.  

See the business directory for a list of businesses in Tsitsikamma.


Ultimate solo traveler's itinerary for Tsitsikamma: Top 10 experiences

  • Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge: Begin your journey with a walk along the iconic Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge. Suspended 77 meters above the roaring waves, this bridge offers breathtaking views of the rugged coastline and the Storms River mouth below.


  • Otter Trail Hike: Embark on the famous Otter Trail, a 5-day coastal hike that winds through indigenous forests, rocky shores, and pristine beaches. This challenging trek rewards solo travelers with unparalleled natural beauty and solitude.


  • Kayaking in Storms River: Explore the crystal-clear waters of Storms River by kayak. Paddle through narrow gorges, marvel at towering cliffs, and discover hidden caves along the coast. This adventure promises an intimate encounter with Tsitsikamma's marine wonders.


  • Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump: For adrenaline junkies, a bungee jump from Bloukrans Bridge is a must-do. Plummet 216 meters into the Bloukrans River gorge, surrounded by lush vegetation and panoramic views. It's an exhilarating experience that pushes the limits of solo travel.


  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour: Soar through the treetops on a canopy tour through Tsitsikamma's indigenous forests. Zip line from platform to platform, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the forest canopy. It's a thrilling adventure that offers a unique perspective on the region's biodiversity.


  • Dolphin and Whale Watching: Join a boat tour for a chance to spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Tsitsikamma's marine waters are home to a diverse array of marine life, including bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales, and even orcas. Witnessing these majestic creatures up close is a solo traveler's dream.


  • Otter Trail Coastal Day Hike: For a shorter but equally rewarding hike, opt for a day hike along the Otter Trail. Traverse rugged coastal paths, secluded beaches, and rocky coves, soaking in the beauty of Tsitsikamma's coastline at your own pace.


  • Tsitsikamma National Park: Spend a day exploring Tsitsikamma National Park, home to ancient forests, dramatic cliffs, and pristine beaches. Hike along scenic trails, swim in natural rock pools, and picnic amidst breathtaking scenery. It's a solo traveler's paradise waiting to be discovered.


  • Tsitsikamma Waterfall Trail: Embark on the Waterfall Trail, a moderate hike that leads to a hidden cascade deep within the forest. Listen to the soothing sounds of rushing water as you journey through dense vegetation, emerging at a secluded waterfall perfect for a tranquil moment of reflection.


  • Sunset at Storms River Mouth: End your day with a mesmerizing sunset at Storms River Mouth. Find a quiet spot along the coast, watch as the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, and feel the rhythm of the ocean as waves crash against the shore. It's a magical moment that encapsulates the essence of solo travel in Tsitsikamma.


More information on Tsitsikamma is available here.


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