Nature's Valley Beach
With a name like Nature’s Valley, it’s fitting that this beach lies on the stretch of South African coast known as the Garden Route. Reaching from sheer cliffs at one end to the mouth of the Groot River at the other, Nature’s Valley Beach is approximately one kilometre in length.
Its pristine sands are matched by the Indian Ocean and the national park which encloses it - Tsitsikamma, meaning “clear water” in the language of the Khoi-san.
One end of the 42-kilometre coastal Otter Trail, Nature’s Valley Beach has a huge selection of hikes to choose from, running into woodland that’s home to a number of endemic species, including baboons.
Though just 30 kilometres from Plettenberg Bay, and part of the Garden Route, Nature’s Valley Beach remains relatively undiscovered and quiet as a result. The village that surrounds it and shares its name contains just fifty or so homes, alongside a handful of rooms for overnight guests.
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