TRAVEL NEWS - Stretching from the mouth of the Touw River to the Swartvlei Estuary which links with the Goukamma Nature Reserve - this is regarded to be the wilderness region of the Garden Route National Park.
Considered to be one of South Africa’s most loved self-drive routes, the Garden Route stretches for 200 kilometers along the gorgeous Cape coastline.
The demand for authentic wilderness experiences in on the rise and travellers are finding everything they need at the Ebb & Flow Wilderness Camp. Tucked away in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains and surrounded by lakes, rivers, beaches, fynbos, and forest, this rest camp is ideal for those who truly wish to immerse in nature and explore the outdoors.
Although the Garden Route National Park comprises of Knysna, Tsitsikamma, and Wilderness; Ebb & Flow Wilderness Camp is trending as one of the firm favourites because of its location and accommodation options. The camp offers four-bedded cottages and forest cabins in both the northern and southern reaches of the park - perfect for a family holiday. The rest camp also offers a wide range of activities for both young and old, with no need to be super fit.
With it’s pleasant, temperate climate, Wilderness is the only area in Africa to encounter rainfall throughout the year, generally at night, and most activities are available all year round.
You could choose to go swimming at Wilderness Beach, fish at one of six designated fishing spots, water ski at Island Lake or Swartvlei, hire a canoe or bicycle and explore the various ecosystems, or dare to be adventurous and go abseiling or paragliding.
A firm favourite is a visit to Dolphin Point, where you can sight whales & dolphins, as well as nearby hides that offers some of the best bird sightings you will ever see.
And for those visitors wanting a more tranquil experience, you could take a casual stroll along the forest path or the beach, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the river that surrounds you. On walks through the Wilderness region, you could come across bush buck, bush pig, mongeese, porcupine, honey badgers, shrews, and even genets.
The birdlife in the Wilderness region is incredible, with frequent sightings of Malachite Kingfishers, Reed Cormorants, Knysna Turacos, Little Grebes, and Chorister Robin Chats.
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