Woman Loses Life in Tsitsikamma National Park
Crossing the main suspension bridge at Storms River. Photos: Ted Botha

A female tourist tragically fell and died in the Tsitsikamma National Park on Wednesday. The woman, believed to be in her 50s, fell on a trail leading to the suspension bridge in the park, according to the South African National Parks (SANParks).

“The Park Rangers and National Sea Rescue Institute successfully retrieved the body of the deceased,” SANParks said in a statement. “The SAPS (South African Police Service) has since transported it to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) for pathology.”

The details surrounding the fatal accident are being investigated by the SAPS.

SANParks said it is committed to providing the deceased woman’s husband, who was also part of the tour, with all the required support in this difficult time.