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Tsitsikamma National Park
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park

Dumbleton Road, Garden Route, South Africa

The Basics

Tsitsikamma National Park’s natural scenery, combined with its convenient location along the Garden Route, makes it one of the country’s top outdoor adventure destinations. The expansive park can be explored by bus, bike, kayak, and on foot via tours that take you to highlights such as the Storms River Gorge and the Bloukrans Bridge.

The park also can be visited on multi-day tours of the Western Cape that include adventure activities in Tsitsikamma National Park along with other attractions, such as Addo Elephant National Park, the wine country, and surfing in Jeffreys Bay.

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Scooter Tours through Tsitsikamma National Park
Scooter Tours through Tsitsikamma National Park
US$39.92 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Awesome ride and tour
A fun ride through the beautiful forest in the cool and stillness of the late afternoon. Rowan was a most knowledgeable guide on the flora and fauna of the forest. A highly recommend activity.
Inge_C, Jan. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Garden Route

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Fun, adventurous, memorable
Brian_S, Jan. 2022
Scooter Tours through Tsitsikamma National Park
Rowan our tour guide was awesome! He took time to make sure we felt comfortable using the scooters first and stopped along the way explaining interesting historical stories. The breakfast was delicious and the scenery breathtaking. Kids and adults loved every minute. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Breathtaking experience!
Tanya_V, Jan. 2022
Scooter Tours through Tsitsikamma National Park
Where do I begin?! This was the most fun we had in a long time. Our guide, Rowan was so patient, friendly and helpful. Always explaining what we should do, taking care of his group, give advice, told us a lot about the forest and the history of the forest. Wish the tour was longer so we could play longer on the scooters. Lol!
star-5
You really should go on this tour.
Donna_H, Jan. 2021
5 Day Garden Route Tour and Addo Elephant National Park
This is an excellent tour! From pick up to drop off and everything in between, this is a tour I am very happy I signed up for. The itinerary was full and the kilometers driven were many, though it was so well planned that it was all a joy. Our driver/guide Benjamin was top rate and our group (six strangers who are now friends) enjoyed every moment. There are a number of optional activities all along the way, such as paragliding. hiking, Addo Elephant Park, bungee jumping, etc...that only enhanced the experience. The natural beauty everywhere was, however, the star of the show. A wonderful time was had by all!
star-5
Worth every cent! Great experience!
Zane_G, Jan. 2022
Scooter Tours through Tsitsikamma National Park
We had the most awesome time! Our guide Rowan, was brilliant. What an awesome way to explore the forest. We will definitely do this again!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Popular trails include Otter Trail, Suspension Bridge and Lookout Trail, and the Strandloper Cave and Waterfall Trail.

  • There are lodges, campgrounds, and restaurants located within the park.

  • Book your excursions in advance to avoid activities selling out.

  • There is an entrance fee to enter the national park.

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How to Get There

Conveniently located just off the N2, Tsitsikamma National Park is about a 3-hour drive from Port Elizabeth and a 6-hour drive from Cape Town. You can reach the park by car or join a tour that covers round-trip transportation to the park.

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When to Get There

To avoid the crowds of vacationers that flock to the coast during South Africa’s summers (December–April), consider visiting in the spring (September–November). Not only is the park less crowded, but you can see the wildflowers and fynbos, the vegetation most associated with the Cape region, at their most vibrant. From June to October, you also can spot migrating humpbacks and southern right whales.

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Hiking the Otter Trail

Known as the top trek in South Africa—and one of the best in the world—the Otter Trail lines 28 miles (45 kilometers) of rocky coastline, beaches, and cliffs. Most hikers take three to five days to complete the route and rustic huts offer accommodations along the way. If using, book the huts in advance to ensure a place to stay. You also can hire a shuttle service to simplify the logistics of the one-way trip.

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