Storms River Tin House at 56 Darnell Street is located in the heart of Storms River Village, just a short stroll to the CBD area where you’ll find a small grocery store, restaurants, booking and information centres, and a huge variety of adventure activities.

Storms River Village is the adventure capital of Tsitsikamma - whether you are in need of a laid-back get-away during which time-out for lazy strolls through natural forest trails is all that’s needed to refuel, or whether you need to release adrenaline with adventure-filled activities – you will create memories to remember forever. The Village, which forms part of South Africa’s famous Garden Route, is situated 60km east of Plettenberg Bay and 170km west of Port Elizabeth.

Tsitsikamma is a Khoi word meaning "place of abundant or sparkling water". 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 at Storms River Mouth.


The unique Storms River Tin House is a self-catering guest cottage situated in the 1-acre garden of a private residence with remote control gate access and parking on site. The unit is private and fenced in from the rest of the property; it has a small garden with a braai area which leads into the kitchen/lounge area. A stay of at least two nights is recommended, as there is so much to see and do in the area. The unit is perfect for a couple to enjoy a romantic get-away or for a small family or a group of friends.

  • Self-catering – Coffee, tea, sugar, milk and biscuits, cutlery and crockery as well as the basic required kitchen utensils, a welcome bundle of wood (for sale at R30 per bag or bring your own), toilet paper, hand wash, towels, and bedding provided.
  • One bedroom – Sleeps 3. One queen-size and one single bed. Wall-mounted heater and cupboard. All linen provided.
  • Small enclosed garden – The guest cottage is private and detached from the main residence. There is an entrance gate to the small fenced garden with a braai area, wooden table, and umbrella.
  • Bathroom – The huge bathroom has two toilets and one shower with basin area - perfect for adventurers to refresh after a long day. Basics like towels, toilet paper and hand wash provided.
  • TV and Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen/lounge - A fully equipped kitchen with 2-plate stove, toaster, and fridge with freezer. The lounge has a Queen Anne stove for warmth. Hikers who love the great outdoors could opt for a day inside if the weather is bad. There are books and board games for all to enjoy.


Activities & Eateries


Centrally situated, Storms River Tin House is only 11km from Tsitsikamma National Park. Adventure activities such as Segway tours (next-door), Blackwater tubing (across the road), Tree Top Canopy tours (down the road), and one of the world’s highest bungy jump platforms at Bloukrans Bridge are but a few attractions on offer.

Apart from indigenous forest trails for cyclists and hikers alike, the ocean is only 11km away at Storms River Mouth, one of South Africa’s National Parks. Storm River Village and surrounds also offer a variety of eateries to cater for all tastes, a small grocery store, bottle shops, and even a brewery.

If exciting outings and adventure activities are part of your holiday agenda, this is the place to find it. A few activities guests can explore in close proximity of the Village are:



  • Tsitsikamma National Park, 16.6km from Storms River Village, encompasses a marine reserve made up of 80km of coastline and offers visitors to the area magnificent scenery, walks, a small beach, restaurant and shop. The famous Storms River Suspension Bridge spans the river mouth, and the Park is also the starting point for the world-famous Otter Trail.
  • Black Water tubing - the departure point is across the road from the Tin House.
  • Less than 15 minutes from Storms River Village you can experience Bloukrans Bridge bungy jumping – the highest commercial bridge jump in the world at 216 metres.
  • The Big Tree is situated on the N2, just east of Storms River Village. A 500-metre wooden boardwalk through indigenous forest leads to the Yellowwood giants.  
  • Kayaking and lilo trips can be booked at the National Park.
  • Hiking and mountain bike trails – people come from miles away to take part in the annual Storms River Traverse, a  three-day mountain bike stage ride.
  • The Bitou Art Gallery, where you can peruse an extraordinary display of art created by local artists, is situated at the entrance to the Village. 

  • Segway tours are available next door to Storms River Tin House.
  • Canopy and Zipline tours are just down the road from Storms River Tin House.
  • Storms River Village and surrounds offer a variety of unique eateries and even a micro-brewery. 
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving can be enjoyed at Storms River Mouth's tidal pools and the Tsitsikamma National Park's underwater trails.

Rates & Directions


R350 per person per night for 2 guests
R200 extra for 3 guests

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Availability and upfront payment are necessary to confirm a booking.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellation within 14 days of stay - No refund.
  • Cancellation between 15 and 30 days before stay – 25% of payment will be refunded.
  • Cancellation between 30 and 60 days before stay – 50% of payment will be refunded.
  • Cancellation more than 60 days before stay - Full refund.

Arrival time: from 14h00 to 19h00    

Departure time: 10h00


33°58’17.56” S / 23°52’56.05” E

From Plettenberg Bay, turn right off the N2, 4.5 kilometres past the turn-off to the Storms River Mouth, 60 kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay. From Port Elizabeth, turn left off the N2, 5.7 kilometres past the Storms River Bridge and the Total garage, 170 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth.

Once you enter Storms River Village, proceed to the Stop sign at Darnell Street (the main drag of the Village). Turn right, proceed through the dip and over the speed-hump, 50 metres to your right you’ll see a big wooden gate and the Storms River Tin House. You have arrived at 56 Darnell Street – blow your horn, ring the bell, or phone Watty on 082 659 2392 to announce your arrival.