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The Nature's Valley Rest Camp is situated in the De Vasselot section of the Tsitsikamma National Park, (now Garden Route National Parks) on the banks of the Groot River, about 30 km from the town of Plettenberg Bay and about 40 km from Storms River Rest Camp.
Nature's Valley is a bird watchers' and hikers' paradise. There are numerous day trails to choose from such as the Salt River Mouth Trail, The Kalander Trail, and the Groot River Trail. A map, which also serves as permit, is available at Nature's Valley Rest Camp Reception and the shop in the Nature's Valley Village.
Canoeing from the rest camp to the Groot river mouth is absolutely the best way to unwind. Canoes are available for hire from Nature's Valley Rest Camp. Guests may also enjoy swimming, sailing, dinghy and board sailing on the Groot River estuary. For those who want to relax, there are the unspoiled sands and surf of Nature's Valley Beach. Enjoy spectacular birdlife and lush forest, delicate fynbos and sheer cliffs. One of the most conspicious trees is the Outeniqua yellow-wood, Podocarpus falcata.
Rondawel (HE2)- Base Rate 2 People - Maximum 2 People- 2 single beds- Communal ablutions- Hotplate- Provide own bedding and towels- UtensilsForest Hut (FH2)- Base Rate 2 People - Maximum 2 People- 2 single beds- Communal ablutions- Communal Kitchen- Electricity- Utensils
Rates Include:Accommodation, bedding and 14%VATRates Exclude:Optional excursions
Climate: A temperate coastal climate with an annual rainfall of 1 200 mm. The wettest months are May and October, and the driest are June and July.
Handy Hints: This is a multi-dimensional marine/forest national park. Remember to bring the following: bathing suit, angling equipment, hat, binoculars, sun block, walking shoes, bird and mammal reference books, snorkeling equipment. SCUBA divers must present valid certificate and supply own equipment. SCUBA refill facilities are available at Stormsriver rest camp.
Office Hours: 07:30 -16:30
Please Take Note: The swimming pool at Storms River Mouth Restcamp is reserved for resident guests only. Roller blades and skate boards are prohibited. Pets are not allowed in a national park. Firearms must be declared at reception where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. No bait, shells, driftwood or any other organism, living or dead, may be removed from the Tsitsikamma National Park. Power boats are not permitted on the river at Nature’s Valley. Nearest garage or vehicle repairs at Witelsbos – 30 km from Storms River Mouth Restcamp. Medical/hospital and pharmaceutical facilities at Kareedouw – 55 km from Storms River Mouth Restcamp. Post Office and police services at Storms River village – 13 km from Storms River Mouth Restcamp (a post box is available at the restcamp).
Gate Hours: 05:30 – 21:30 Visitors with reserved accommodation who arrive after 18:00 may collect the keys to their accommodation at the entrance gate. Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015
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South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R38,00 per adult / R19,00 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R38,00 per adult / R19,00 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R76,00 per adult / R38,00 per child, per day
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R40,00 per adult / R20,00 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R40,00 per adult / R20,00 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R80,00 per adult / R40,00 per child, per day