Storm’s River Mouth Rest Camp

Waterfall Trail, Storms River Mouth

The Storm’s River Rest Camp stretches along the coast in the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park, crashing waves on one side and dense indigenous forest on the other.

Getting there: take the N2 east from Plettenberg Bay for 55km until you reach the gates of the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park.
GPS Coords: -33.971078, 23.839758

Hiking

  • The world-famous Otter Hiking Trail starts on the western side of the Park.
  • Waterfall Trail: the first couple of kilometres of the Otter Trail. Gives you an idea of the Trail, ending at the impressive waterfall which tumbles into the sea.
  • The Mouth Trail takes you in the opposite direction to the impressive suspension bridges at the mouth of the spectacular Storm’s River. The views from the main suspension bridge up the deep canyon are spectacular.
  • Lourie Trail
  • Blue Duiker Trail

See more info here: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/garden_route/camps/storms_river/tourism/naturetrails.php

Accommodation

Accommodation options in the Park are varied and plentiful, ranging from basic campsites to fairly luxury cabins and apartments. As the Park is stretched along the coastline most of the options have sea views and those that do not are still all within a stone’s throw from the ocean. Ablution blocks are plentiful and fully equipped for all needs. There are showers, shaving points, washing and drying machines and toilets as well as facilities for campers/trailers with portaloos that need to be emptied and cleaned. Most of the caravan and camping sites have electrical points and braais and are grassed. Caravan sights have paved, level blocks for caravans/campers/trailers.

There is a Cattle Baron steakhouse restaurant in the Park, as well as a well-appointed curio shop. The shop sells high-quality merchandise as well as beer and spirits, some fresh produce and necessities such as braai wood, coffee, tea and sugar.

Other activities

  • There is a lovely swimming beach in the sheltered bay just past the restaurant.
  • There is a (saltwater) swimming pool surrounded by grass lawns.
  • There is an underwater trail.
  • There are boat trips on a large rubber duck.
  • There are kayaking tours up the Storm’s River Mouth canyon.
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