Storms River Mouth & the Tsitsikamma Forest

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The Tsitsikamma National Park begins a short way east of Plettenberg Bay and covers a long stretch of coastline as well as the forested hillsides and steep canyons that cut through them. There are a range of activities available: the park is crossed with good hiking routes, whilst some of the rivers offer tubing and other adrenaline sports. The highlight of the park is probably the Storms River Mouth. Here a footpath leads first to the Strandloper Cave where evidence of very early indigenous hunters can be found. Just past this is the Storms River, a steep river canyon that cuts through the cliffs and out into the ocean. A rope suspension bridge crosses the river where it meets the ocean and you can stand here, watching the dark, tannin-rich river water implacably flowing into the salty ocean swells, creating a maelstrom beneath your feet.

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