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Storms River

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.

 

Storms River 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!

 

Below the 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

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. 

 

Fisanthoek & Harkerville

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 future.

 

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