Stormsriver Adventures is a rurally based Eco adventure Company situated in the heart of the majestic Tsitsikamma Forest region aptly named “THE GARDEN OF THE GARDEN ROUTE”. The company boasts adventure activities which include the world renowned Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tour, Tsitsikamma Forest Tour (Woodcutters Journey), Hiking Trails, Team Building, Local Crafting Facility and a Catering Facility / Restaurant.
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
The Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tour is the first of its kind in Africa. Safety is paramount and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Imagine the Tsitsikamma Forest….30 meters above, as you gently glide on 10 slides to 10 platforms high up in Giant trees. The platforms provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting New World. Spend a few minutes relaxing while your Guides enthusiastically explain the ecology of the forest – pointing out different trees and magnificent giant ferns way below. You may even sight the Knysna Loerie and the elusive Narina Trogon. About 3 hours later you exit the forest, having undertaken the journey of a lifetime. A delicious light lunch will be waiting for you at our Restaurant.
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour – duration 2½ to 3 hours
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 out spanned more than a century ago.
Woodcutters Journey – duration 2½ to 3 hours
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:
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.
Forest Guided Hikes – duration 1 to 3 hours
Tel: 042 2811 836
Fax: 042 2811 609
How to find us: GPS Co-ordinates: -33,58,27.817S 23,53,14.691E
Emerald Vale Brewing Company crafts its beer from the best natural ingredients in a simple yet precise process using rain water, malted barley, selected hops and yeast to yield a variety of tastes, including: Pale ale (crisp and aromatic); Gold ale (crisp, more body and slightly more bitter); Amber ale (smooth chocolate flavours). Emerald Vale Brewery is situated on a farm between the Chintsa and Cefani Rivers:- this is also our source of unpolluted rain water, a vital ingredient of our beer. With the unspoiled natural beauty surrounding us, one can enjoy exploring the many establishments in this part of the Wild Coast. Our goal is to add to the many reasons to come and visit our area.
Telephone: 043 738 1857/078 614 0150
Coordinates: -32° 48' 23.73" +28° 4' 47.43"
Have fun with your friends and family, while helping our horses help their own friends and family! We offer the following: beach trails, half day trails and safaris, full day trails and safaris, extended trails and safaris and a volunteer programme.
Telephone: 043 738 5141
Enjoy a great game of cricket at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium, Buffalo Park Drive.
Telephone: 043 709 9710
Abseiling, rock climbing experience.
Telephone: 084 407 2313
Habour and river cruises with John.
Telephone: 082 938 6275
Learning a new skill such as surfing, sand boarding, snorkelling, canoeing, abseiling or fishing can be a great bonding experience. Participants share in the excitement of trying something new and get to laugh together, as well as discover each others hidden talents. Facing one’s fear of heights or water by abseiling and canoeing can also be a tremendously empowering experience resulting in personal growth for the individual.
Office at Nahoon Beach (EL Surf Lifesaving Club)
Telephone: Dean: 083 305 2590
Nestled along South African breathtaking Wild Coast, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is one of its own class big five private game reserves with an emphasis on luxury and thoughtful detail.
Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is situated in a prime malaria free zone in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The reserve offers many unique opportunities as it encompasses five different regional eco-systems (biomes) and a tidal estuary. Inkwenkwezi‘s rich diversity of landscapes offers you an unparallel wildlife viewing experience.
Inkwenkwezi Private Game is a short distance away from magnificent beaches and a short convenient drive to and from the East London Airport.
Schafli Road, East Coast
PO Box 236
Areena Riverside Resort is situated on the banks of the Kwelera tidal river, 23 km east of East London city centre, at the beginning of the Cape Wild Coast. The dream of Ed and Karen Rathbone to have a unique family resort became a reality some 23 years ago and soon grew from strength to strength. After a lot of hard work and dedication, the caravan park was voted SA Top Resort 2004, after gaining public interest and became the hideout for those wanting to experience quality family time in the heart of nature.
Areena is Four Star and AA Highly Recommended where you can wake up to the call of the fish eagles.
We offer you unsurpassed views of the river, wildlife, birds and surrounding wild coast vegetation where cruises to the river mouth and beach can be arranged. You can virtually fish from your tent on river front sites, and also park your boat along the jetty directly in front of you. And everyone loves to meet Abby, our friendly giraffe!
Most early mornings will provide you with a spectacular visit of buck, monkeys and dassies on the other side of the river. Access to the beach is either by boat, river ferry, or a short trip by car.
PO Box 135
Tel: 043 734 3055
Fax: 043 734 3312
Mpongo Private Game Reserve (GPS S32.85295 / E27.74391), only 35km from the popular coastal city of East London, offers visitors a one of-a-kind experience of game viewing and true South African hospitality.
Home to the elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and bird species, Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers a unique blend of luxury and gaming experiences on more than 3500 ha of conservation land. Enjoy a day, weekend or a whole week at this magnificent reserve in the heart of the Eastern Cape. With its rolling hills, river valleys and luscious surroundings, it caters to the heart of even the keenest eco-tourist.
Set in a malaria free environment, with many facilities including conference rooms, a boardroom, boma and a choice of luxurious accommodation, Mpongo offers its guests the enjoyment of swimming, a game drive, or for those that want to view game from the comfort of their own vehicles, a self drive game viewing experience.
The Huberta restaurant, received its name from South Africa’s travelling hippo. Named the “Wandering Star of South Africa” and honoured by the Xhosa as a spirit of an ancient chief, she travelled more than 1600 km south where journalists attempted to photograph her graceful safari through Africa.
Dining at the Huberta restaurant provides guests the opportunity to relive the legend of Huberta by being so close to the hippos at Mpongo Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. This beautiful restaurant is strategically built just above the Mpongo hippo waterhole, where guests can enjoy an afternoon meal while watching the hippos lingering in the water nearby. Guests are treated to a blend of African and European cuisine. The Huberta restaurant is open to the public for lunch and dinners. Many a tourist has been treated to the best of African game viewing on Sundays when the hippos are fed.
Game drives can be enjoyed at various times of the day due to the number of options available, namely early morning drives, late afternoon drives, sunset drives whereby one gets to enjoy both diurnal and nocturnal species, or night drives whereby one encounters the hidden wildlife treasures of the temperate climatic evenings.
Bookings for game drives are essential to avoid disappointment.
N6 National Road, Macleantown Area, East London
35km from East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)43 742 9000/2/4
Fax: 086 775 6208
Central Reservations: 086 111 5555