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Tsitsikamma National Park

Afrikaans name: Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park

Tsitsikamma National Park

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Western / Eastern Cape

The Tsitsikamma National Park is an 80 km area of coastline and forest that straddles the border between the Eastern and Western Cape.

There are a number of trails in the park with the most well-known one being the Otter Trail. This 41 km trail is one of the best in the world. It takes 5 days to complete with huts being available at the overnight stops.

One of the biggest tourist attractions in the Tsitsikamma National Park is the the world's highest bungee jump which is 216 metres high.

There are two camps in the reserve. The first is Storms River which offers hutted accommodation as well as a caravan park. The other is Nature's Valley Rest Camp offers some hutted accommodation and camp sites.


Mammals of Tsitsikamma National Park

Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.

Blue Duiker

Bush Pig

Bushbuck

Cape Clawless Otter

Cape Porcupine

Caracal

Chacma Baboon

Honey Badger

Large-spotted Genet

Leopard

Rock Hyrax

Scrub Hare

Striped Polecat

Vervet Monkey

Water Mongoose


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References and further reading

A - Z of South African National Parks - Author: South African National Parks - Year Published: - Page: 22

Atlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Year Published: 2006 - Page: 52

Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 208

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 111

Country Life - Issue 251 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 22

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 87

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 212

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 214

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 215

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 191

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 318

The National Parks of South Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Rene Gordon and Anthony Bannister - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 56

Wild Issue 38 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 16

Wild Issue 38 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 26

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