Africa Deluxe Tours Storms River Gorge

Storm’s River Mouth

Storms River Mouth is the main camp within the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park. The Tsitsikamma section comprises a coastal stretch roughly 5 km wide. It includes the Tsitsikamma rain forest that drops down to the rugged coastline with a marine conservation region approximately 80 km. wide.

Accommodation in the camp ranges from campsites to comfortable bungalows. There is a good restaurant with an open deck to the sea, as well as a curio shop and a convenience store.

The rugged landscape and rough waves breaking on rocks offer dramatic scenery. There is a small sandy beach for swimming and a number of hiking trails to follow. South Africa’s most popular hiking trail of 5 days, the Otter Trail, starts here. Adventure lovers have the opportunity of kayaking, white water, tubing rafting and scuba diving. When hiking, look out for dolphins and porpoises, the Black Oyster-Catcher and the Knysna Loerie as well as blue duiker, a miniature antelope that lives in the forest.

Storms River Mouth with its rugged, beautiful scenery is a very popular venue for visitors to the Garden Route.

Tours that include Storm’s River Mouth

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,777 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 446 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .

Hole-in-the-Wall

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,777 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 446 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .

View from the Outeniqua Pass

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R1,380 single supplement (±US$ 101 )
R11,185 per person sharing (±US$ 820 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour combines the scenic Route 62 and Garden Route. Get close to ostriches and elephants, tour the Cango Caves, do a sunset cruise on the Knysna Estuary, an ocean cruise at Plettenberg Bay in search of dolphins, seals and whales, visit the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storm's River Mouth.

Highlights: Oudtshoorn , Knysna , Cango Caves , Buffelsdrift Game Lodge , Knysna Estuary , Plettenberg Bay , Tsitsikamma , Storm’s River Mouth , Storm's River Mouth suspension bridge .

Storms River Mouth

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R11,185 per person sharing (±US$ 820 )
R1,380 single supplement (±US$ 101 )

Valid dates: Dec 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour combines the scenic Garden Route and Route 62. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storm’s River Mouth, do an ocean cruise at Plettenberg Bay in search of dolphins, seals and whales, a sunset cruise on the Knysna Estuary, tour the Cango Caves and get close to ostriches and elephants.

Highlights: Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna Estuary , Plettenberg Bay , Robberg and Robberg Nature Reserve , Outeniqua Pass , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Route 62 , Cango Caves , Buffelsdrift Game Lodge .

Storm’s River Mouth attractions

A tourist glides along a zip-line through the Tsitsikamma forest canopy.

Tsitsikamma

The Tsitsikamma National Park is a section of the broader Garden Route National Park, a coastal Nature Reserve that stretches eastwards for 80 kilometers from Natures valley. It is known for its indigenous forests, mountains and rugged coastline. The Park offers a number of accommodation facilities, walking trails and a diversity of adventure activities.

The final section of a three-span pedestrian suspension bridge stretches across the mouth of the Storms River.

Storm's River Mouth suspension bridge

The Storms River suspension bridge spans the mouth of the Storms River and forms part of a popular short hiking trail at the Storms River Camp in the Tsitsikamma Forest Reserve. Apart from the thrill of crossing a suspension bridge, it offers wonderful views up the river gorge and down to the sea.

'The Big Tree' in the Tsitsikamma Forest, not far from Storms River Village.

The Big Tree (Tsitsikamma)

The Big Tree in the Tsitsikamma Forest can be reached from the N2 where it passes through the Tsitsikamma forest, near the Paul Sauer Bridge. It is clearly signposted with parking space. A 10 minute walk through the forest will bring you to this magnificent specimen.

Part of the Keurbooms River, near to the river mouth at Plettenberg Bay.

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is situated on the shore of an impressive bay of the same name. The town is located ±33 km east of Knysna on South Africa's Garden Route. The Portuguese explorers who first set eyes on the bay named it "Bahia Formosa", the "Beautiful Bay".

The view back towards Robberg Beach and Plettenberg Bay from the hiking trail on the Robberg Peninsula.

Robberg and Robberg Nature Reserve

The Robberg Peninsula, which forms the western shoreline of Plettenberg Bay, is managed as a small nature reserve. The northern shore of the Peninsula consists mainly of steep mountain slopes and cliffs, below which a large seal colony resides. On the southern side it is easier to get close to sea level and to two pristine sandy beaches that can be found here.

A section of the Keurbooms River at Forever Resort Plettenberg Bay.

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve

The Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve of only 740 ha, bisected by the Keurbooms River after which it is named. It is mostly known as holiday attraction with activities on offer. Accommodation is available in bungalows and well equipped camping sites.