The Tsitsikamma, a Khoisan word meaning "place of abundant or sparkling water", is a indigenous forestland nestled along the Garden Route in the Southern Cape. The region offers spectacular sightseeing opportunities and is home to ancient giant trees such as the Yellowwood, South Africa's national tree. The Tsitsikamma National Park embraces a 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 the numerous outdoor adventures and activities on offer. An absolute must is the spectacular Otter Hiking Trail. Undoubtedly the most popular of the South African hiking trails, the Otter must rank amongst the best in the world. The trail follows the Eastern Cape coastline from Storms River Mouth to Natures Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. It is 42.5km long and takes just under five days to complete. Most of the trail is done along cliff tops, with hikers returning to sea level to cross rivers. Along the way you'll experience a paradise of plant life, birds, rock pools, dolphins cavorting close to the shoreline and whale watching. But be warned, the Otter Trail is extremely popular, so advance booking is important.
We are proud to announce that Tube 'n Axe has just been awarded a prestigious ECTB award in the category "Best Backpackers Hostel Eastern Cape." We were awarded this title on the basis of a guest survey undertaken by ECTB and following ...
South Africa , Western Cape