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TSITSIKAMMA CANOPY TOURS
Journey with us down the old Stormsriver Pass, and experience the indigenous forest from the comfort of a specially-designed vehicle. Follow the elephant trail, passing yellowwoods and stinkwoods, while hearing about the history of the area and the indigenous flora and fauna. Enjoy a delicious lunch or tea at a beautiful picnic site next to the Stormsriver, where wagons outspanned more than a century ago.
Departure times: Morning Tea: 08H30, Lunch 11H30, Afternoon Tea:14H30
Tours are conducted in all weather conditions, but can be cancelled in the interest of safety. Bookings essential. ( All ages ) / Subject to availability
(Woodcutter's Journey on foot in the Plaatbos Nature Reserve)
Bookings essential / Subject to availability
Minimum 4 pax
Qualified FGASA Field guides provide an informative experience of forest ecology and bird life.
ROUTE 1 – Goesa Hiking Trail – 2km
Discover the secrets of the spectacular Tsitsikamma Indigenous forest. As you enter the forest you will encounter Hard Pear trees, Giant Yellow Woods and other interesting Forest Flora. Stand next to a giant Outeniqua Yellow wood and feel like a dwarf against this unique creation. You will encounter beautiful Tree Ferns hundreds of years old.
The walk starts and ends at the Stormsriver Adventure Centre in Storms River Village. For most of the way this short walk (2km) traverses through our five star forests.
Plaatbos Nature Hikes:
Route 2 – Green route: 5.09km
Duration: 1-2 hours
R200.00 per person – including hiking snack pack / Mineral water
Route 3 – Red route: 7.78km
Duration: 2-2½ hours
R250.00 per person – including hiking snack pack / Mineral water
Route 4 – Yellow route 8.09km
Duration: 3 hours
R300.00 per person – including hiking snack pack / Mineral water
Route 5 – Combined red & yellow route: 11.2km
Duration: 4-5 hours R350.00 per person – including hiking snack pack / Mineral water
The Tsitsikamma indigenous forest takes you back to a time where the forest was “home” to hunter gatherers and their existence in the forests. Discover how the forest lives and breathe the sounds of birds like the Knysna Loerie and Green Wood hoopoes. You will be amazed!!
The hikes traverse through indigenous forests classified as wet, medium moist and dry High Forest. Four routes have been laid out and been color-coded with yellow (8.09km), red (7.78km) and green (5.09km) footprints giving a choice of walking distances. The routes start at the Stormsriver Adventure Centre in the Storms River Village. On the yellow route you can have a picnic and swim in the Storm river at the Old Bridge picnic site. The hikes are relatively easy and an average of 3km/h can indicate the time needed to complete the various routes.
CONDITION OF PAYMENT:
This company will claim a 100% deposit based on the general practice of the Industry.
A 100% deposit or upfront credit card payment will confirm all bookings. No booking can be confirmed without the required proof of payment, credit card payment or bank cheque clearances, received.
Tour Operators only: Vouchers acceptable. Payment terms strictly 30 days from invoice.
Based on the general practice of the Industry
All extras not mentioned, for own account and should be settled before departure.
CONFIRMATION OF BOOKINGS AND FINAL NUMBERS:
Confirmation of bookings, final numbers and dietary requirements must be confirmed at least 48hrs in advance.