Waterfall

The Waterfall trail at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp ends at a beautiful waterfall where the water drops over a cliff into a rock pool that connects to the sea. The water is clean and cool – and offers a great opportunity for a swim after the demanding hike!

Ocean view

Hiking the Waterfall trail at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp – which is also the beginning of the Otter trail. After a particularly challenging scramble over the rocks on the beach we took the opportunity to rest in the shade of a large cave. What a spectacular view on the ocean shore!

Jagged beach

The beautifully jagged rock formations at the coast near Storms River Mouth. The lichen on the rocks make them extraordinarily colorful, especially in combination with the blue water in the tidal pools. The first leg of the famous Otter Trail passes this stretch of coastline.

The Big Tree

The Big Tree in the Tsitsikamma forest near Storms River is a giant Outeniqua Yellowwood tree. Standing over 35 meters tall it towers over the rest of the canopy. What this tree must have seen in its 800 years of life!

Bushbuck at sea at sunrise

Some photos just feel like an invitation into a fairy land… I was hunting for shots of the sunrise in Storms River Rest Camp when I startled this female bushbuck awake. She got up from the bushes and looked at me. What an amazing moment!

On the road

The N1 leads from the Musina borderpost in the North-East to Cape Town in the South-West of South Africa. It is a highway that traverses many different kinds of landscape. After Bloemfontein, the dry, hilly steppes of the Karoo give endless views over an empty land.