How to spend a perfect day in the Stormsriver Village

In my post about our Garden Route itinerary, I briefly mentioned the Stormsriver Village. The Stormsriver Village is a tiny little town at the border of the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape. Small as it is, the village packs a punch with scenery and activities.

Stormsriver Village

After spending some time in Nature’s Valley, we drove to the Storms River Mouth Restcamp. We spent only one day there, but it was an eventful day. Here is what we did during our one day there.

Breakfast in the Stormsriver Village

Bistro in Stormsriver Village

We started the day off with breakfast at the Bistro right at the entrance of the Stormsriver Village. The variety on the menu was not too great, but there was something for each of us. The portions were good. The staff was friendly. A good way to start our day in the Stormsriver Village. Also, it serves as the information centre for the Stormsriver Village, so we got some information on things to do there.

Segway tour to the Tsitsikamma Forest

After breakfast, we made our way to Segway Tours in Stormsriver, which promised on their website to be the perfect family adventure. Doing a segway tour was a specific request the kids made and which I had been reluctant to do, but I have to admit it was more fun that I had thought it would be and it turned out to be a perfect family adventure despite my misgivings.

Segway tour through the Tsitsikamma Forest

The Segway tour lasted about 90 minutes, including the training session and the ride into the Tsitsikamma forest. It was exhilarating! The kids wanted more, but unfortunately the longer tours were fully booked.

The Stormsriver mouth

After the Segway tour, we went to the Tsitsikamma section of the Stormsriver mouth to walk to the Stormsriver mouth bridge. When we arrived at the parking point nearest to the bridge, we found the most stunning place we had been on our entire road trip. The waves were wild, the scenery green, and it was the ideal location to admire nature. If I ever return to the Garden Route, this is where I want to spend a few days enjoying the mood swings of the ocean here. It was breathtaking and a must-see for anyone who appreciates nature.

Suspension bridge at the Stormsriver Mouth

Walking to the Stormsriver mouth bridge was quite a tough workout with plenty of stairs to climb along the way! This, together with the morning’s excitement with the Segway Tour, we were starving by this time!

Supper in the Stormsriver Village

Lucky, the Stormsriver Village, also caters for different tastes in food. We were very excited to discover Marilyn’s 60s Diner near our hotel. It serves American food and has some very cool items from the 1960s such as Cadillacs, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley memorabilia. After a delicious burger and milkshake, the kids wanted some internet time and went to the hotel room.

Marilyn's Diner in the Stormsriver Village

Hubby and I explored the  Tsitsikamma Micro-brewery, right next door to Marilyn’s Diner. The owner who also owned Marilyn’s Diner and the hotel we stayed at, was there serving customers himself. He and hubby got into a lengthy discussion on beer and the process behind making craft beer. The beer was good, and we tried several ones.

Stormsriver Village's microbrewery

And so the day ended. It had been an almost magical day with everything we did being fun and exciting and enjoyable.

Visiting the Stormsriver Village was an experience never to be forgotten. I hope we will return there one day!

Have you ever been to the Stormsriver Village? Or did you ever have a day that was magical and where everything just seemed to fall into place?

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2 thoughts on “How to spend a perfect day in the Stormsriver Village”

  1. This article truly captures the essence of what Storms River has to offer. It is a stunning place full
    of adventure and a soulful energy. So many things to do and so many wonderful places to stay
    as well. One such place I found to be particularly restful and family-friendly was At the Woods Guest House.

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    • The Storms River is a wonderful place to visit. We will check the At the Woods Guest House out the next time we visit there!

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