Forest Ferns
Monkey Land
Whales and Dolphins
Suspension Bridge

Cheese factory
Giant Outeniqua Tree
Khoisan Caves
Khoisan Village
Scenic drive
Helicopter Flights
Storms River Adventures
Tsitsikamma National Park




 Forest Ferns


Forest FernForest Ferns is an environmentally friendly and sustainable fern harvesting and cultivation industry which has developed around the forests of the Tsitsikamma. Since 1986 the company has exported cut ferns and foliage, harvested from the indigenous forests and pine plantations in the area, to the European flower markets. Visitors to the Fernery have the opportunity to view a magnificent display of indigenous ferns in a unique and tranquil setting. Teas and light lunches are served at the Fernery Restaurant and the curio shop, which supports local arts and crafts, also sells a wide variety of fern and restio plants. The Fernery is open daily from 09h00 to 17h00 and offers guided tours of the fernery and packing facilities, as well as a short information video on the operations of the Forest Ferns Estate.

Tel: +27-42-280 3588
Fax: +27-042-280 3577

Email Address: tourism@forestferns.co.za
Website: www.forestferns.co.za

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 Monkey Land


Forest Fern

Monkeyland opened its doors to the public on the 6th of April 1998. Our unique primate sanctuary is currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route and for very sound and sunny reasons. Monkeyland has captured the hearts of visitors in its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The sanctuary is exceptional as it caters for several species of primates, and they are not caged. They are free to move about the forest, and this they do most harmoniously.

At Monkeyland the emphasis is to search for the primates, and the reward is to see the various species as they are meant to be, free and in a natural habitat. The transfer of information about these fascinating creatures enhances your visit to the sanctuary during a safari. The safaris are conducted by multi-lingual game rangers and are fun, exciting and educational. Our guests leave our sanctuary with a greater understanding of the primates of the world and the threats they are facing.


Tel: 044-534-8906
Fax: 044-534-8907

Email address: monkeys@global.co.za
Website: http://www.monkeyland.co.za

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 Boat rides to view whales and dolphins


Forest Fern

Plettenberg Bay offers outstanding whale watching facilities with ideal viewpoints along the coastline and a whale hotline for any information about the whales and their whereabouts. Other marine mammals include a permanent colony of Cape seals on the Robberg Nature Reserve and several species of dolphins are regular visitors to the Bay. Take a boat cruise in the bay to experience the wealth of marine life found here – dolphins, whales, seals etc.


Ocean Blue Adventures
www.oceanadventures.co.za
Tel: 044) 5335083

Ocean Safaris
www.oceansafaris.co.za
Tel: (044) 5334963
Centre for Dolphin Studies
www.dolphinstudies.co.za
For your convenience, we will make a booking, on your behalf, for the above activity

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 Suspension Bridge


Forest FernSet in the famous Garden Route, this trail leads through beautiful coastal and forest scenes, as well as various waterfalls, streams and rivers. It is a very popular day-trip, because the camp-site is booked full at least one year in advance! The Suspension Bridge and Lookout Trail is an easy stroll that leads along the western side of the river mouth, past the Strandloper Cave to the suspension bridge across the mouth. On the other side of the bridge there is a short but very steep climb to a lookout point from which there are fine views of the mouth and the camp.The impressive Paul Sauer bridge across the valley, is one hundred and thirty nine metres above the river .

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 Cheese factory


Forest FernFor cheese lovers the Fijnbos Cheese Farm provides a stylish lunch on the veranda of the farmstead overlooking a distant lake.







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 Giant Outeniqua Yellowwood Tree


Forest Fern

At an age of approximately 800 years, this Outeniqua Yellowwood is indeed one of the last "grandfathers" of the Tsitsikamma Forests. The Big Tree is the oldest and tallest tree at 36.6m high in the Tsitsikamma region. Come join us as we marvel at this rare tree with its wisdom and walk on a short trail near this giant.


Age 800 years
Height 36.6m
Stem Height 18.3m
Crown Width 32.9m
Stem Content 50.9m (cubed)
Circumference 8.9m (8 people holding hands)

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 Khoisan Caves


Forest FernTsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for 'The place of much water') stretches over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys.
The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates various cultural heritage sites ranging form Khoisan cultural heritage sites such as caves, shell middens and rock art to more recent cultural historic sites such as the ruins of small fisher settlements, remnants of the past forestry industries and numerous grave sites.


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 Khoisan Village


Forest Fern

There is the Khoisan Village, a smattering of craft shops near the Blaukranz River Bridge, the Hide Away Leather Studio and the Gallery Zuvuya for paintings as well as sculptures and murals in stone, wood and ceramics.

"Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Valli Moosa says that R3,75million has been ploughed into the Khoisan village, accommodation and the indigenous nursery at Bloukrans. Mr Moosa says the Tsitsikamma Forest Trust, a community-owned organization, has created affordable accommodation units at the Bloukrans Gorge. This well-frequented international and domestic tourist attraction has now provided permanent jobs for the local community and has developed into a very viable and sustainable business venture".


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 Scenic drive - Natures Valley


Forest Fern

Return to the N2 and continue east. Take the R102 turnoff to Nature's Valley. This road winds down through indigenous forest (Grootrivier pass) to the Nature's Valley and De Vasselot Nature Reserve. Picnic stops and viewpoints are along the roadside or at the lagoon. Take a stroll along the magnificent beach or visit the Nature's Valley shop for tea/lunch.


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Helicopter Flights


Forest Fern

Capri Tours & Helicopters. Contact Roland or Maria cell 082 7499042 or 082 6994400.

For a birds eye view of the Storm River Gorge, suspension bridge, water fall and the Incredible coast line.


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 Storms River Adventures


Storms River Adventures specialises in adventure activities for both young and old. It is well worth spending an extra couple of days in the Tsitsikamma in order to experience some of these options.

Tel: (042) 281 1836
Email: adventure@gardenroute.co.za

For a full-description of each activity feel free to visit their website at www.stormsriver.com

  Blackwater Tubing
  Stormsriver Gorge Challenge
  Abseiling
  Eco-adventure boat cruise
  Tree Top Canopy Tours


For your convenience, we will make a booking, on your behalf, for the above activity.


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 Tsitsikamma National Park


The largest marine reserve in South Africa, visit the suspension Bridge, Khoi-San cave, A ride on the boat, The Spirit of Tsitsikamma, or walk on the numerous walking/hiking trails.

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