Tsitsikamma is a khoi word meaning “place of abundant or sparkling water”. The region, which sits on a 200m high plateau, stretches from the Bloukrans River in the West to the Tsitsikamma River in the East, is bordered on the North by the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountains and in the South by the Indian Ocean.The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantations and Fynbos. Deep river gorges cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea, creating spectacular waterfalls and deep ravines. The river water in the area is a characteristic dark brown due to its high tannin content leached from the surrounding vegetation. The Garden of the Garden Route welcomes you, and invites you to experience the multitude of things to do, eat and see in the greater Tsitsikamma area.