The Tsitsikamma, a Khoisan word meaning "place of abundant or sparkling water", is a spectacular indigenous forestland nestled along the Garden Route in the Southern Cape. It stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to Eerste Rivier in the east and is bordered by the imposing Tsitsikamma mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean in the south. The region is home to ancient giant trees such as Yellowwood, Stinkwood, Hard Pear, Ironwood and Kamassi. The Tsitsikamma National Park embraces an 80km strip of superb coastline and a marine reserve that stretches 5km offshore. A mild all year round climate allows visitors to make the most of numerous the outdoor activities that are on offer. An absolute must is the popular five-day Otter Hiking Trail through 41km of sublime coastal scenery from the Storms River mouth to Nature's Valley. Book way in advance, though! The Tsitsikamma is a paradise of plant life, birds, rock pools and an abundance of marine life – Southern Right whales and dolphins cavort close to the shoreline. The area is also home to the Bloukrans Bungee Jump, situated 3km past the Tsitsikamma tollgate. It is the highest commercial bungee jump (160 meters) in the world. If you want more adrenaline-pumping action, give the Flying Fox a shot – a 200-metre cable slide to the bungee jump station.
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