Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Tsitsikamma Trail – a hiker’s paradise!

The Tsistikamma Trail was the first officially accredited hiking trail in South Africa and has recently been allocated the Green Flag Certificate for a trail under excellent management.

The Tsitsikamma Trail is truly a southern Cape hiking paradise, journeying through extensive indigenous forest and mountain fynbos. Ancient river gorges and abundant rivers and streams continually reminds of the creative power of water and the origins of the word Tsitsikamma. The echoes of past giants such as elephant and buffalo that roamed here can still be felt.

Beginning in Nature's Valley and ending 60-km further at either the Storms River Bridge or Village, this six day, trail takes hikers through the heart of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Shorter variations (2,3,4 or 5 days) are possible as each overnight hut has its own unique access route with safe parking at the start.

Optional equipment porterage now provides hikers with the chance of having all their equipment transported between overnight huts. Other activities now permitted include vehicular and mountain bike access to certain overnight huts and informative guided day walks.

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