The Garden Route National Park has constructed dedicated day visitor facilities at its Wilderness section, hoping to accommodate an ever-growing number of visitors to the area.
According to SANParks, day visitor numbers jumped by nearly 10 000 between 2015 and 2016. “We have recorded an increase of day visitors as well as campers from 2014 and thus the need to cater for the different needs and expectations of different visitors,” says Area Manager SandraTaljaard.
The upgrades include benches and jungle gyms designed to keep day visitors comfortable and occupied at several of the Wilderness section’s highlights, including the Woodville Big Tree and the Wilderness Lagoon.
Wilderness is known for its proximity to both ocean and forest, offering chalets and campsites along the winding Touw River.
The Ebb & Flow campsite is perfect for Cape travellers on their way up the garden route, providing budget accommodation in a pristine natural setting.