Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park
Tel: 27 42 281 1607
Concierge.com's insider take:
Some of the Garden Route's best-known hiking trails are in this park, which comprises 50 miles of coastline, forests, and mountains. The most famous hike is the five-day, 26-mile Otter Trail, which winds through forests, alongside rivers and waterfalls, and skirts coves and beaches, with huts along the way for spending the night. Be forewarned, however, that only 12 people a day are allowed on the trail, so you need to book at least a year in advance. Nature's Valley, adjacent to the park, is itself a peaceful place to disappear for a day, with a three-mile beach and a quiet lagoon at the mouth of the Groot River.