Storms River in the Eastern Cape is one of those places that most people see and exclaim, “I must go there!” And they’d be right – they must.
Often mistaken for part of the Western Cape’s Garden Route, this incredibly, breathtakingly beautiful site is just inside the Eastern Cape, one of the many gorge-lined rivers plummeting down to the ocean from the forests lining the coast. Blaauwkrans, the famous bungee-jumping site, is another of the river/gorges nearby.
After taking the Tsitsikamma Forest turnoff from the N2, you wind through, yes, forest to the SANParks gate for Storms River and then, once past it, descend to the rest camp and the most beautifully situated cabins ever. Views, views, views.
To the east lie – through a wonderful forest walk above the sea – two suspension bridges at the mouth of the Storms River, and anyone wanting to see what’s further upriver, a kayak trip is a must.
To the west, a 3-km hike along the coast – up and down ridges along the coast, across boulders and small bridges, you’ll build up a good sweat – leads to The Waterfall and the official start of the 5-day Otter Trail to Nature’s Valley.
There are places for campers too at the Storms River rest camp, but if you want a cabin with a view to die for in a place to die for, book now! Contact the Garden Route National Park.