Storms River lies
even further east towards Port Elizabeth about 40 minutes by car
from Plett and is home to one of the most pristine natural
forest areas in South Africa and is famous for its "Big Tree"
which is thousands of years old. This picturesque area is
characterized by the magnificent range of folding mountains of
the Tsitsikammas with its forests and magnificent roadside
Fynbos, boasting a wide variety of Proteas and Ferns. Due to the
mountains, precipitation is good and there is abundant water
resulting in many of South Africa's highest yielding dairy farms
being established in this area.
Village is a quaint town in the heart of the forest with
numerous tourist shops a Post Office and beautiful hotel, and is
home to Storms River Adventure Tours, where one can arrange to
partake in black water rafting, bungy jumping, tree-top canopy
tours & forest hikes. The town has quaint homes with beautiful
gardens and there are many Bed & Breakfast and backpacker
establishments. If we had to turn the clock back to the sixties,
this would be the home of the Hippies!
escarpment lies Storms River Mouth, which is part of the
Tsitsikamma National Park. Beautiful chalets are available for
hire at the waters' edge. There is a lovely restaurant at the
mouth, a rope footbridge across the river and an underwater
Scuba / snorkeling trail.
Kranshoek Lies to
the South of Plett, past the airport, between the N2 National
Road and the sea. It is a traditional Griqua community area with
a small village and residential settlement. Kranshoek has
spectacular cliffs with magnificent views over the Indian Ocean.
The Griqua community are the indigenous people of Plettenberg
Bay having originally settled in Plett from the North Western
Cape area. The Griqua Prophet, Le Fleur, is buried near Robberg.
They have proud traditions and a strong community spirit. The
surrounding area comprises mostly smallholdings and
private forestry reserves.
Harkerville is the
smallholding area between Plett and Knysna, bisected by the N2
National Road, whilst Fisanthoek is to the North of the N2
adjacent to Harkerville. Both areas a characterized by their
beautiful indigenous forests, including the famous Garden of
Eden. This is a major smallholding area, with vegetable tunnel
farming, dairy and other general farming activities. Water
supplies are generally plentiful. There are a number of lodges
and guest houses and arts and craft markets and businesses in
the vicinity. The National Parks Board provides bicycle trails
in the indigenous forest and overnight cabins are available.
Harkerville is very popular as it is an area where there is a
lot of level land. Some farmers have already planted vines and
it is expected to become a popular wine producing area in the