Tsitsikamma - Guided short hikes in the Plaatbos Nature Reserve
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About Tsitsikamma - Guided short hikes in the Plaatbos Nature Reserve

Guided Hikes - Explore the the Plaatbos Nature Reserve next to Storms River Village on a guided walking tour

Discover the secrets of the spectacular Tsitsikamma Indigenous forest and get taken back to a time where the forest was “home” to hunter gatherers and their existencein the forests. Discover how the forest lives and breathes, hear the sounds of birds like the Knysna Loerie and Green Woophoes; and 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 againstthis unique creation. You will also encounter beautiful Tree Ferns hundreds of years old.  You will truly be amazed!!

The hikes traverse through indigenous forests classified as wet, medium moist and dry High Forest. Five routes have been laid out, starting with the 2km Goesa Trail and extending into the Plaatbos Nature Reserve's Green (5.09km), Red (7.78km), Yellow (8.09km) and Red / Yellow Combination (11.2km) routes.

 

The walks all start and end at the Stormsriver Adventure Centre in Storms River Village.

 

Route 1 - Goesa Hiking Trail – 2km

Duration: ± 1 Hour

Departures: 09h00 and 12h00

Check in 15mins prior to departure

Cost - enquire with company

Including hiking snack pack & a bottle of mineral water

Bookings essential & subject to availability • Minimum 2 pax • Require proper hiking shoes

 

Route 2 - Plaatbos Nature Reserve Green Route - 5.09km

Duration: ± 2 Hour

Departures: 09h00 and 12h00

Check in 15mins prior to departure

Cost - enquire with company

Including hiking snack pack & a bottle of mineral water

Bookings essential & subject to availability • Minimum 2 pax • Require proper hiking shoes

 

Route 3 - Plaatbos Nature Reserve Red Route - 7.78km

Duration: 2 - 2½ hours

Departures: 09h00 and 12h00

Check in 15mins prior to departure

Cost - enquire with company

Including hiking snack pack & a bottle of mineral water

Bookings essential & subject to availability • Minimum 2 pax • Require proper hiking shoes

 

Route 4 - Plaatbos Nature Reserve Yellow Route - 8.09km

On the yellow route you can have a picnic and swim in the Storm River at the Old Bridge picnic site.

Duration: 3 hours

Departures: 09h00 and 12h00

Check in 15mins prior to departure

Cost - enquire with company

Including hiking snack pack & a bottle of mineral water

Bookings essential & subject to availability • Minimum 2 pax • Require proper hiking shoes

 

Route 5 - Plaatbos Nature Reserve Combined Red & Yellow route - 11.2km

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Departures: 09h00 and 12h00

Check in 15 mins prior to departure

Cost - enquire with company

Including hiking snack pack & a bottle of mineral water

Bookings essential & subject to availability • Minimum 2 pax • Require proper hiking shoes

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