The oldest marine reserve in South Africa — offering adventure galore in indigenous forests and a beach-strewn coastline

Settled along the picturesque Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park boasts 80km of rugged coastline, indigenous forests, and lush mountains. The park is characterised by isolated mountains covered in thick forest that support year-round greenery, with valleys of endemic fynbos below. These forests are also home to the slow-growing Oteniqua yellow-wood tree, with Tsitsikamma home to one of the oldest of these giants – a tree which has stood for about 800 years. The area also boasts an incredible variety of bird species, including the Knysna Turaco, while the magnificent coastline supports a rich variety of marine animals along its breathtaking beaches.


Adventurers can attempt several hiking trails, including the famous dolphin and otter trails.
Take a canopy tour over the ancient indengous forest.
Go horse riding on one of the many beautiful beaches.
Experience exhilarating blackwater tubing down Storms River.

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Best time to go to Tsitsikamma National Park

The Garden Route has one of the most temperate climates on earth and it’s a great location to visit year round, with warm summers and cool winters. Most of the rainfall occurs in the winter months, between June and August, and days can be chilly during this time. Summer, from November to March, is a great time to have a beach holiday, with temperatures ranging between 24 and 30 degrees celsius, and days are bright and sunny.

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Firefly Falls

Secluded accommodation set amidst an indigenous forest in the Crags
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