07 February 2017

New areas for day visitors in Wilderness section of Garden Route National Park

Due to the growing numbers of day visitors to the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park, South African National Parks (SANParks) has introduced officially designated areas for day visitors. These designated areas are all within existing footprint and include the following spots:
  • Tarentaal day visitor area (inside the Ebb & Flow Rest Camp)
  • Island Lake (in close proximity of the main rest camp)
  • Wilderness Lagoon (a picnic spot close to the Touw River Estuary) giving visitors easy access to the beach area which is just across the bridge
  • Woodville Big Tree (Forest area, a few kilometres from the main camp)
  • Goudveld: Jubilee Creek and Krisjan se Nek (Forest area, a few kilometres from the main camp)

According to SANParks, campers (multi-day visitors) mainly visit Garden Route National Park for the tranquillity and serenity of the riverside camping sites, whilst day visitors enter the Park for a variety of activities including nature walks/ hiking trails, water activities, segways, birding and a sense of place the open access Park offers.

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