Formosa Nature Reserve


Lying inland and north of Nature's Valley is the relatively undiscovered Formosa Nature Reserve.

Most travellers to the Garden Route cling to the lovely coastline and miss the beautiful wildness of the Tsitsikamma Mountain range. But if you’re after the solitude of a pristine reserve that is seldom disturbed, look no further.

You can spend days exploring this long stretch of wilderness that lies between the Tsitsikamma National Park, Nature's Valley, and the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. There are no formal hiking trails in the 5 0000-hectare reserve – just lots of lovely footpaths to discover the stunning mountain forest and wet fynbos.

Abundant bird life draws twitchers from far beyond the limits of Kareedouw and Misgund, the Klein Karoo villages on either side of the park.

Don’t miss one of the reserve’s major attractions – trek up the famous Formosa Peak to summit the highest pinnacle in the Tsitsikamma Mountains.

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Accommodation near Formosa Nature Reserve

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R170
1 night, 2 adults

Apple Valley Guesthouse

Sleeps 44 Krakeel Bed and Breakfast in Krakeel
8.63km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Apple Valley Guesthouse is a fully equipped bed and breakfast Guesthouse, with five luxury units in ...

from R280
1 night, 2 adults

Bloukrantz Caravan Park

Sleeps 108 Natures Valley Self-catering in Natures Valley
10.01km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Bloukrantz Caravan Park is located next to the highest bungee jump in the world. The park offers com...

from R360
1 night, 2 adults

Grootnek Guest Farm

Sleeps 16 Joubertina Self-catering in Joubertina
10.11km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Grootnek Guest Farm is situated in the Langkloof Valley along the scenic Cape Route 62 between Joube...

from R350
1 night, 2 adults

Louterwater Landgoed

Sleeps 24 Louterwater Self-catering in Louterwater
11.13km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Louterwater Landgoed is a working apple and pear farm situated in Langkloof, in the Eastern Cape. G...

from R390
1 night, 2 adults

Serenity Retreat

Sleeps 12 Stormsriver Village Self-catering in Stormsriver Village
12.59km from Formosa Nature Reserve

If you are seeking some time out in the Tsitsikamma, come down to the woods today; you are in for a ...

from R190
1 night, 2 adults

Nature's Valley Rest Camp Garden Route SANParks

Sleeps 284 Natures Valley Self-catering in Natures Valley
17.94km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Nature's Valley Rest Camp is situated in the De Vasselot section of the Tsitsikamma Coastal on the b...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 10 Natures Valley Self-catering in Natures Valley
18.40km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Serendipity is a charming log cabin, ideally situated on a large leafy plot in the unspoilt, quiet a...

from R1,300
1 night, 2 adults

Lazy Days

Sleeps 8 Natures Valley Self-catering in Natures Valley
18.50km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Lazy Days is lovely wooden cottage situated in the coastal village of Nature's Valley, surrounded by...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 18 Natures Valley Self-catering in Natures Valley
18.55km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Spacious accommodation is available in three separate dwellings, 300 m from the beach, and a five-mi...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Natures Valley Guest House

Sleeps 12 Natures Valley Bed and Breakfast in Natures Valley
18.57km from Formosa Nature Reserve

Discover Nature's Valley, near Plett, and this delightful thatched Guest House, offering affordable ...

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