With no roads connecting sites of interest, this is, for most, the only way to explore the park. (There is also a snorkeling and scuba-diving trail, however; for equipment and a guide, contact the Dive Hut [tel. 073/130-0689] at Storms River Mouth rest camp.) Stormsriver Adventures (tel. 042/281-1836) also offers activities in and around the park, including canopy tours, where you slide along steel cables 30m (98 ft.) above the forest floor -- a delightful experience and, judging by the surrounding grins, one enjoyed by both the very young and fairly old. The easiest and most popular walking trail is the 1km (just over 1/2 mile) boardwalk, which starts at the visitor's office, and winds its way along the mountainside, providing beautiful glimpses of the sea and forest, and finally descending to the narrow mouth where the dark waters of the Storms River surge into the foaming sea. This walk also takes you past the appropriately named Mooi (Pretty) Beach, a tiny cove where the swimming is safe, though the water can be very cold. Once at the mouth, don't miss the excavated cave, with its displays relating to the Khoi strandlopers (beachcombers) who frequented the area more than 2,000 years ago. You can cross the suspension bridge that fords the mouth and climb the cliff for excellent ocean views, though it's steep going. To explore the otherwise inaccessible gorge, catch the Spirit of the Tsitsikamma, a boat that departs from the Tsitsikamma restaurant from 9:30am to 3:45pm every 45 minutes for a half-hour journey upstream. The trip costs R60 per person. To find out more about the various trails, pick up a map from the visitor's office (tel. 042/281-1607) at the rest camp. Hours are from 7am to 6pm daily.
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