Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail in Kou-Kamma Rural, Eastern Cape
The Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail is situated in the Tsitsikamma Region in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The Tsitsikamma Trail was South Africa’s first officially accredited hiking trail and has also been awarded the green flag certificate for a trail under excellent management.
Hikers will journey through some of the most beautiful scenery along the Garden Route, lush forest, mountain fynbos, stream and gorges. The many rivers, streams and rock pools along the way provide plenty of swimming opportunities in the summer months.
The trail begins in Natures Valley, approximately 12 km east of the Bloukrans Bridge Bungy and ends at either the Storms River Bridge or Storms River Village. The full hiking trail is 60 km and will take 6 days to complete. There are shorter options made possible by unique access routes to each of the overnight huts along the trail.
Optional equipment porterage, referred to as “slackpacking”, providers hikers with a chance to have all their equipment transported between overnight huts so only day packs have to be carried along on each day’s journey. This also frees up some time so you can enjoy more of the birding, swimming or photography opportunities the trail has to offer.
Things to See and Do
- Tsitsikamma Mountain Range
- Indigenous Forest
- Rivers, Streams, rock pools
- Storms River Bridge
- Accommodation (incl.)
Pricing starts from approximately R145 per person, per night. This includes accommodation at an overnight hut. Please contact the MTO Ecotourism office directly to confirm the prices.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 11˚C and 30˚C with the highest rainfall months being November and March.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 21˚C with high rain usually in August.
Commercial Airlines offer flights into Port Elizabeth Airport, Eastern Province and George Airports, Western Province, the closest Airports to this region. The N2 from both the East and West will lead you into the Tsitsikamma region and car hire facilities are located at both Airports.
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