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Saturday, May 10, 2014

SA Diversity Tour (25-28/02/2014) Day 41-44 Tsitsikamma

Part 3 – Tsitsikamma Suspension Bridge hike
The walk to the Suspension Bridge starts at the shop and restaurant complex and is about 1.5km in length.
For the most part it has walkways for easy access for people who struggle to walk.
There are handrail supports to help along in places which might be difficult for some people.
At first, the trail goes through the forest.
There are many tiny waterfalls due to the water coming out of the mountain.
Glimpses of the sea in places is breathtaking in its beauty.
Because of the lack of sunlight, all rocks and trees are covered with fine moss.
This old tree was stunning. To me it looked like it was sitting down with the roots forming the knees and legs. J
Various kinds of mushrooms can be found and I am sure at the right time of year, one will find wild orchids growing there too.
There are lovely birds in this area but of course I did not have the right lens on so these pictures are a bit blurry of the glimpse I had of one I do not know.
The suspension bridges are situated at the mouth of the Stormrivier.....
and the lookout from above is magnificent.

These are the statistics:
Going over them is not everyone’s cup of tea because of the swaying but it is worth it if you can do it as on the other side is the start to a climb to the top of a hill from where the view stretches for miles.
From the main building, you can also opt to go kayaking to the mouth with a guide to assist you along the way.
The other two bridges are shorter and much more doable for most people.

 The trail from here divides into two. You can opt for going a short distance along the coast or go back the way you came.
We of course opted to see new territory and found this lovely wild Hibiscus growing in the sunshine.
The rock formations here are so beautiful.
For anyone interested in geology, it is a place where you can spend hours exploring and find new formations everywhere you look.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

This was such an awesome walk with such diversity along the way.