Tsitsikamma National Park is situated at the heart of South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route. Tsitsikamma is a Khoisan word meaning, “place of much water.”
The Park incorporates 80km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos, and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea.
The park has a temperate coastal climate with an annual rainfall of 1,200 mm. The wettest months are May (autumn) and October (spring), and the driest are June and July (winter).
The park protects a wonderland of inter-tidal and marine life. This is one of the largest ‘no take’ (no fishing) Marine Protected Areas in the world, conserving 11 percent of South Africa’s Temperate South Coast rocky shoreline.
South African National Parks provides a wide range of accommodation. We recommend at least two or three nights in this park – advance booking is essential  (click on the map opposite to visit SANParks™ website) Eastern Cape province
Buffalo City (a new municipality incorporating Bhisho, East London and King William’s Town), Cradock, Graaff-Reinet, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown, Mthatha (Umtata)
Addo Elephant National Park;
Camdeboo National Park;
Mountain Zebra National Park
Approximately 30% of the park is covered in fynbos (Cape Floral Kingdom), scattered amongst the forest vegetation, boasting a wide variety of beautiful flowers, including proteas and heath. Many species of forest, fynbos and sea birds are present.
The park offers a wide range of recreational activities and adventures, including the 5-day Otter Trail, abseiling, bungee jumping, SCUBA-diving; hiking, snorkelling; boat rides up the Storms River, and canoeing.

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