Walking to the Suspension Bridge - Tsitsikamma National Park - South Africa

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We arrive in the afternoon at Tsitsikamma National Park. We have a few hours of daylight so we grab our backpacks and go for a walk. We walk to the Suspension Bridge. This tourist walk takes about half hour and is one kilometer long. We pass the restaurant and reserve a table for tonight's dinner.

Then we walk past the buildings towards the beach. At the other side of the beach, we take the stairs and arrive on the footpath to the suspension bridge in Tsitsikamma National Park. The whole path is short stairs and ramps. The steps they may take, but decks run a lot better than the logs. On this popular trail we see many walkers.

Near the suspension bridge is a sign that the path is closed. The trail has suffocated floats and will be rebuilt. Luckily there is a detour to the bridge. We take the stairs down. And then we discover that the bridge is completely closed to the public. We are not allowed to cross the mouth of the river. Later we see that the bridge has been closed since July 2011. So we cannot go to the viewpoint on the other side of the river. And little disappointed we walk back. We go down to kernel-se Klip (Kernel se Klip) and enjoy the view over the coastline of the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Then it's time to walk back to Storms River Mouth Rest Camp. While we were shopping, it starts to rain. Fortunately we have the first house and we do not have to walk so far in the rain. We hope that the weather will be better tomorrow because we planned a longer walk.

Length: 2 km
Heigh difference: 80 m

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