Set in the picturesque and magificent Garden Route, these trails with lovely coastal scenery, fynbos and rivers, is a perfect eco-destination for your day into nature, with swimming spots along the way.

To get to Harkerville State Forest, take the turnoff from the N2 20 km east of Knysna 12 km west of Plettenberg Bay, which is signposted.

Since being opened in 1990 this trail has rapidly gained popularity, mainly due to the scenic splendour of the coastline. The trail runs through natural forest, fynbos and rugged coastal terrain.

Vervet monkeys and baboons are commonly seen along the way, as are fish eagles. Lucky hikers may catch glimpses of bushbuck and grey duiker This lovely walk in the Harkerville State Forest takes you from the Kranshoek picnic site down to the mouth of the Kranshoek River and along the rugged coastline to the Crook's River mouth and back along the coastal plateau.

It was designed not only to reward hikers but to provide information about the local environment. There are eight information boards along the way providing fascinating information about a range of natural points of interest. These enrich an already beautiful outing along the coast. There are two swimming spots along the way.
  • Harkerville State Forest Trails

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