There’s a lot to see and do in and around Port Elizabeth – the Gateway to the Garden Route – and these attractions and activities are listed on Tourism Tattler’s Trade Directory, which has been categorised by location and experience. Below is our recommendation for an adrenalin-filled adventure experience along the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape of South Africa:
Additional attractions can be found on the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism website at www.nmbt.co.za/accommodation.
UnTouched Adventures – Tsitsikamma National Park
The 2-3 hour Storms River Kayak & Lilo Adventure is UnTouched Adventures’ most popular activity in Tsitsikamma National Park, located two hours (191.0 km) by car from Port Elizabeth via the N2 Garden Route.
Explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the long, deep, quiet pools, and the majestic, pristine forests along the cliffs. We paddle from the Harbour next to the small beach, across the ocean, and then under the Suspension Bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth.
If sea conditions don’t allow for ocean paddling, we take a short guided hike through the Tsitsikamma Forest and start our kayak trip from inside the river mouth! We paddle right into the bats cave and spend time gazing up at the magnificent and spectacular cliffs all around us, all from the comfort of our double sit-on-top kayaks.
At the low-water point we disembark our kayaks and jump on our unique Lilo’s (a Lilo is an inflatable mattress that we’ve had specially made for this trip). From here we walk and float over a short section of rocks and simply wade deeper up the river on the Lilo’s.
We also offer snorkelling in the tidal pools or along the Tsitsikamma underwater trails where you can marvel at the spectacular underwater world of the marine protected environment.
We are situated at the small boat harbour inside the Tsitsikamma National Park.
For bookings call +27 (0)73 1300 689 or email booki[email protected] or visit www.untouchedadventures.com