Tag Archive: Tsitsikamma


A quaint little restaurant situated conveniently along the N2 highway in close proximity to Storms River, Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant is a welcoming stop exactly halfway between Port Elizabeth and George.  Here you will find anything from home cooked South African meals such as Bobotie to lighter lunches such as quiche and toasted sandwiches. This gem can easily be passed by and before you know it, you end up missing the most delicious venison pie and you will have to settle for a garage pie at Storms River petrol station.  At Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant, you can park your car in the shade and take a stroll through the beautiful garden or relax on the ‘stoep’ while sipping on the homemade Ice Tea. Or maybe you were adventurous and tired yourself out on one of the many activities the area has to offer.  The refreshing garden salad, all locally harvested from the… Read more >


GUEST BLOGGER:  Inge Situated along the N2 highway halfway between Port Elizabeth and George in the beautiful Tsitsikamma area in South Africa, lies a place that offers you a chance to discover your inner child again.  You can find Tsitsikamma Adventure Land next to Tsitsikamma Gardens, 9km from the Storms River petrol station towards Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival you are greeted with friendly faces and the wooden office already gives you a sense of what lies ahead.  As you walk into the office to do your paperwork, it feels like you are walking into a forest hut nestled in the Tsitsikamma Forest.  A 5min admin break is necessary before you are assigned and introduced to your guide who will lead you to your transport for the day. Do not fear if you are not an experienced quad bike rider and do not think that if you are a motorbike rider… Read more >


This year my birthday present to myself was spending the day at the Tsitsikamma National Park with my daughter as hubby was in a far away place in Africa. Situated halfway between Port Elizabeth and my hometown of George it was an ideal place to hook up with my daughter to do a hiking trail or two in the park.  The weather was just what we have ordered – sunny without wind and low humidity. Before we settled for our walk to the mouth we enjoyed brunch, on the deck of the Cattle Baron, with  breathtaking views of the river mouth and cliffs as a backdrop.  The day is going to be good! The wooden walkway contributes to an easy walk to the mouth …… until you get to the last steps.  Well going down is still easy going and not the biggest problem, but as you know what goes… Read more >


Een van die  beste plekke om jou bass visvang skills te kom bemeester is hier by Brakkeduine.  Sommer net ‘n klipgooi neffens Port Elizabeth is hierdie juweel, in die hartjie van die Tsitsikamma, geleë en net reg vir ‘n vinnige naweek wegbreek wanneer die stad druk. Die grondpad vanaf Humansdorp verby Oesterbaai raak soms ‘n bietjie sleg, maar juis te meer maak dit van Brakkeduine meer spesiaal – dit is nie sommer enige Jan Rap en sy maat wat hier uitkom om te kom ontspan nie.  ‘n Mens wil amper die plek geheim hou en dit nie met die massas deel nie. Hier is kinders welkom en kan hulle nog vry rond hardloop en na hartelus kerjarkker op die groen gras.  Die  foefie slide,  glybaan, swaaie en swembad hou hulle ure besig en ‘n mens vergeet amper van hulle.  En as die grootmense voel om ‘n slag weer ‘n kind… Read more >


Hubby spoiled me with a quick, but welcome, road trip while he was on his home break  from his bush work somewhere in Africa.  We zippied  along the N2 in the Garden Route and through the green Tsitsikamma forests to the adrenaline filled little village of Storms River situated halfway between Port Elizabeth and George. Walking in the village you cannot imagine that yellowwood was actually used for railway sleepers in this forest community in the early 1800’s.   At the turn of the 1800’s Frank Mangold purchased several properties in the village and built a house and established several other businesses.  Today there are still not a lot of businesses in the sleepy village, but if you are an adrenaline junky this is the place to do a canopy tour and maybe catch a glimpse of the rare Knysna Loerie with its reds wings gliding from tree to tree or… Read more >

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