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Welcome to Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma is the word of the indigenous Khoi-San people meaning 'place of many waters', which accurately describes the naturally beautiful thin 50-mile (80km) stretch of coastline that makes up the Tsitsikamma National Park, Africa's oldest and largest marine reserve. The park boasts many attractions, including a giant Outeniqua yellowwood tree that is hundreds of years old. The region is criss-crossed by hiking trails, including the world-renowned Otter Trail, starting at Storm's River and running along 25 miles (41km) of spectacular coastline to Nature's Valley. A number of private operators, notably Storms River Adventures, offer numerous adventure activities in the area such as black-water rafting and abseiling, mountain bike tours and fishing trips. A particularly exciting diversion is to undertake a 'canopy tour' of the forest, gliding across the treetops on steel cables strung between platforms.

Information & Facts

R100 (foreign adult), R50 (foreign child) per day; South African residents pay R30 per day
South Africa has 11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho. English is widely spoken.

South Africa's currency is the Rand (ZAR), which is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and the larger hotels. ATMs are widely available (there is a daily limit for cash withdrawals) and major international credit cards are widely accepted, except in petrol stations where cash is required. Visitors should be vigilant when drawing cash from ATMs, as con artists are known to operate there. Travellers cheques and some foreign currencies are accepted at larger hotels and shops, but commission is charged, otherwise all commercial banks will exchange them.

Opening Times
Daily 7am to 7pm
Local time is GMT +2.
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