Ebb and Flow Rest Camp

The Ebb & Flow Rest Camp is in the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park along the banks of the Touw River mouth and the Serpentine, which is the winding strip of water joining Island Lake to the Touw River.

Getting there: from Cape Town, as you arrive in Wilderness on the N2, take the first and main (and only) exit into the village itself. Take the first right into George Road, and then right again into Waterside Road. Drive for 3km and upon crossing the bridge over the Touw River, the entrance is on your right.
GPS Coordinates-33.988006, 22.608256
Website: http://www.sanparks.co.za/parks/garden_route/camps/wilderness/

The campsite is split into North and South. I camped at the Ebb & Flow North Rest Camp for the Merrell Eden Duo. We pitched our tent on the grassed banks of the Touw River.

What to do:

There are a number of shortish hikes and walks in the area:

  1. Giant Kingfisher Trail
  2. Half Collared Kingfisher Trail
  3. Pied Kingfisher Trail
  4. Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail
  5. Cape Dune Molerat Trail
  6. Wilderness to Victoria Bay


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