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Otter Trail

Location: Tsitsikamma National Park accessed from the N2 Highway through the Garden Route 

Overview: One of the early National Hiking Trails and possibly the most famous for the splendid coastal scenery and the challenges of the many river crossings.
The potential seriousness of Bloukrans river crossing should not be underestimated and be sure to obtain full information in advance.
The trail is best enjoyed taking the full 4 nights and 5 days, though it has been run in a day !
There are escape routes at each hut, which are sometimes used if the next river crossing is dangerously in flood.

Use the SAN Parks website for maps to download and Park and Trail fees and to do a booking. https://www.sanparks.org/parks/garden_route/camps/storms_river/tourism/otter.php

Key Statistics
Grade:  1 ****  Superb experience
Height gain:  Coastal with some ups and downs
Time:  5 days or less depending on party

Route Description:

MM Otter Trail 5 Day version