Tsitsikamma Village Inn
Garden Route, South Africa - Classic 4
The magical Tsitsikamma Village Inn, is a family-owned and managed hotel, originally established in 1946. Close to the Tsitsikamma National Park at Storms River Mouth, the hotel consists of 49 free-standing rooms, village-style, where each cottage is individually decorated and has its own garden matching the specific colonial building style found in the Garden Route.
The main building, which traces its roots back to 1845, has a spacious dining room, incorporating the De Oude Martha Restaurant, the Hunters Pub, Cafe Bacchus and Guest Lounge. Situated just 5kms from Storms River Bridge, Tsitsikamma Village Inn offers a fun-filled adventure option for the more active guest and is popular both with the incentive and conference groups.
Tsitsikamma is a khoi word meaning "place of abundant or sparkling water". The region stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to Eerste Rivier in the east, is bordered on the north by the imposing Tsitsikamma mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean.
The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and Fynbos. Deep river gorges cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea, creating spectacular waterfalls and deep kloofs.
A mild all year round climate allows one to make the most of all the outdoor activities that are on offer, whilst a high rainfall ensures the lushness of vegetation that the area is renowned for.
Storms River Village stemmed from a shooting box built by Lt TH Duthie the later road side Inn the Tzitzikama Forest Inn the forerunner of the Tsitsikamma Village Inn.
Tsitsikamma National Park, declared in 1964, encompasses a marine reserve made up of 80km of coastline and offers the visitor magnificent scenery, walks, a small beach, restaurant and shop. The famous Storms River Suspension Bridge spans the river mouth.
There is also the Natures Valley rest camp at Natures Valley. This is where the world renowned Otter and Tsitsikamma Mountain trails starts.
Accommodation at Tsitsikamma Village Inn
More magic has been added to the Garden Route where we have re-constructed a typical Cape Village of the past, and where old traditions of warmth and hospitality thrive side-by-side with all the comforts of the modern day. This major revamp enticed us to re-name the “old” Tsitsikamma Forest Inn, the Tsitsikamma Village Inn . This historic South African hotel has served as a stop-over for travellers for more than a century. Visitors can delve into the past and select their home in a typical Cape Village.
This unique village reflects all colonial building styles that can be found in South Africa’s famous garden route. You can opt for a sojourn in the imposing Cape Dutch style, the Drostdy or the Landdrost’s (magistrate’s) house, or you can choose to stay in one of the charming Victorian forester’s cottages, in a quaint fisherman’s cottage or a simple Karoo Pastorie (pastor’s home) with its deep stoep and sash windows, a humble barn, a honeymoon room, or rustic log homes for the more adventurous. Each cottage has its own individual garden that matches the specific style of gardening reminiscent to each individual colonial building style. Each room is tastefully decorated in the appropriate style for the period.
- Cafe Bacchus & Hunter's Pub
- De Oude Martha Restaurant
- Weddings & Functions
- Tsitsikamma Conference Centre
Activities in the Area
- Bungy Jump
- Guided Bridge Walking Tours
- Forest Trails
- Paul Sauer Bridge
- Big Tree
- Storms River Village
- Storms River Mouth