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About Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park is situated in South Africa's famous Garden Route. Tsitsikamma is one of the most popular backpacking tour regions within the area - ideal for nature-lovers.

Tsitsikamma National Park Budget Travel

Below is a list of Tsitsikamma National Park's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tour

View all activities in Tsitsikamma National Park


Tsitsikamma airports include the following:
•Plettenberg Bay Airport
•Cape Town International Airport


With some of the area's most famous species to be found, Tsitsikamma bird life offers a huge array of colourful forest species as well as woodlands species. Key birds to be seen include the Knysna Warbler, and the famous Knysna Loerie, and there are a number of birding locations nearby including Raptors for Africa.


Tsitsikamma conservation is essential to preserve the beautiful and dense forests within the reserve, and as a protected area, these habitats are rich and diverse with a number of birds, insects, mammals and reptiles to be found.


Tsitsikamma malaria medication includes the following:
•Malaria is not endemic in Tsitsikamma
•You will not need to take malaria medication unless you have entered Morocco from a malaria zone country
•Speak to your doctor if you are traveling between non-malaria and malaria countries
•Do not ever take malaria medication if it is not required, as side effects can be serious


Famous for its massive, dense forests and canopy tours, Tsitsikamma plants vary from lush forest vegetation to huge trees and woodlands. A number of key nature areas can be explored, including the beautiful Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna Forest, Nature's Valley, Butterfly World and many other beautiful locations along the coastal roads.

Safety Tips

•Do not wander off trails - it is easy to get lost in the forest
•Tsitsikamma is generally very safe to visit
•Keep valuables out of sight and secure under your shirt in a moneybag
•Do not walk around alone after dark, especially in deserted areas
•Don't leave valuables lying around in your car when parked

Travel Books

Tsitsikamma recommended travel books include:
•Frommer's South Africa by Pippa de Bruyn
•The Rough Guide to Cape Town and the Garden Route by Tony Pinchuck and Barbara McCrea
•The Fairest Cape: From the West Coast to the Garden Route by Mark Skinner and Sean Fraser
•Insight Guide South Africa by Melissa De Villers
•South Africa Pocket Guide by Berlitz Guides and Martin Gostelow


Tsitsikamma wildlife has a large number of creatures, from small reptiles species to larger game. Antelope, baboon, mongoose and many other small rodents and reptiles can be seen, as well as an array of butterflies and other insects.


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