The Storms River Rest Camp is once again open to the public following extensive damage caused by a strong spring tide.
According to SANParks, high swells damaged tent structures at the camp’s temporary restaurant, which has been in place since the original restaurant complex burned down in November last year.
The swells, reaching a whopping 9m in height, also destroyed a barricade above the retaining wall of the Otter Trail hiking campsite.
After a safety inspection and a clean-up operation, the facility is now open for business, despite a section of tent being sent away for repairs. Meanwhile, SANParks says that the old restaurant remains cordoned off, with restoration plans well underway.
Thankfully, the spring tide has not affected any other aspect of the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park. All activities and trails remain open.
SANParks Week will give South Africans the opportunity to visit the Tsitsikamma and all other national parks for free between the 18th and 22nd of September.