Garden Route National Park

Along the South Coast of South Africa lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, home to the Garden Route National Park. A mosaic of ecosystems, it encompasses the world renowned Tsitsikamma and Wilderness sections, the Knysna Lake section, a variety of mountain catchment, Southern Cape indigenous forest and associated Fynbos areas. These areas resemble a montage of landscapes and seascapes, from ocean to mountain areas, and are renowned for its diverse natural and cultural heritage resources.

Managed by South African National Parks, it hosts a variety of accommodation options, activities and places of interest. A jewel in South Africa’s crown, the Park is a prime example of the country’s unique fauna and flora and will offer unforgettable views and life-long memories.

You can choose to stay in a number of different accommodation units in the three different camps, Storms River (Tsitsikamma Section), Nature’s Valley (Tsitsikamma Section) and Wilderness (Wilderness Section).


Garden Route National Park offers a variety of camp-run accommodation. Each camp has its own unique selection of accommodation types.

Camping Decks (Knysna Lakes Section):

The Forest Timber Camping Decks lies in the heart of Knysna Forest. Set in a landscape of beautiful beaches and rocky headlands, shimmering lakes, green pastures and jagged mountains, the Knysna Forest Camping Decks affords the visitor an opportunity to feel at one with nature.

Tree Top Forest Chalets (Knysna Lakes Section):

The Tree Top Forest Chalet is situated in Harkeville forest between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. This 4-star chalet is tucked away at the head of a wide valley.

Guesthouse/s (Knysna Lakes Section):

There is a guesthouse in the Diepwalle forest. Bring your mountain bike and ride some of the finest tracks in the country, take a leisurely stroll along the forest trail.

Basic accommodation:

Forest huts:

These forest huts are available at Nature’s Valley and Storms River rest camps.

Family/Log Cottages and Forest Cabins:

These accommodations are available at both Wilderness and Storms River rest camps.


All with communal ablution, laundry and washing up facilities. A maximum of six persons, one caravan with a side tent and one vehicle, or one tent and one vehicle, or one autovilla or motorised caravan will be permitted per site. These are all available in the Knysna Area as well as the Storms River Mouth, Wilderness and Nature’s Valley rest camps.


  • Harkerville forest;
  • Hiking and nature walks;
  • Birding;
  • Camping;
  • Mountain bike routes;
  • Cultural activities;
  • Arts and crafts;
  • Restaurants; and
  • Shopping.
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