When roadtripping the Garden Route, it is a necessity to stop and view the suspension bridges located within Tsitsikamma National Park. Tsitsikamma is a Khoisan word meaning “place of much water.” The color of the water is exceptional, and the power of the waves is captivating. We moseyed to the suspension bridges (25 person capacity) and enjoyed walking across the shaking bridges.
Travelers Tip: Don’t do the Lookout Hike on the other side of the bridge. It’s an entirely vertical hike, and the view from the top is below expectation.
The Lookout Hike is a good workout if you enjoy baking in the sun while exerting yourself. On our way down from the hike, I unfortunately hurt my knee and had trouble walking. We had planned on doing the 6km waterfall hike, the first day of the Otter Trail, but my throbbing knee left us unable to complete it. Either which way, Tsitsikamma is a nice place to sit on a bench and watch the waves, or to grab an appetizer with a view.
Travelers Tip: If you use the word “appetizer” while ordering, you’re likely to be given an “appletizer,” which is a sparkling apple juice. Instead, say you’d like a starter.