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Address: Queen Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Relatively short walk, only 3.6km. The hills and descents are very steep....

Relatively short walk, only 3.6km. The hills and descents are very steep. Be sure to take your camera and eats because when you reach the Homtini River the rewards are satisfying and you will want to spend some time there. The waters of the river are very refreshing and is a great idea to take your swim wear for a dip in the summer.

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great attraction

This was an awesome place to do a walking trail we really enjoyed it alot and will def go back again when we are in Knysna

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nadia B
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Hartenbos, South Africa

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Hartenbos, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an awesome place to do a walking trail we really enjoyed it alot and will def go back again when we are in Knysna

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Thank Nadia B
Knysna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Having lived in Knysna for 8 years I am pleased with all the gems I discover every year. A party of Max 12 people are allowed but I think 8 is enough. Drupkelders is an amazingly beautiful and special place. The water is icey but so refreshing after the short but hectic hike. It's paradise! Nice waterfalls and rock pools.... More 

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Thank suyenneb
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Steep walk down to the Homtini river to the Drupkelders but worthwhile. We can also recommend the hikes and recreational areas in the rest of the Goudveld area. It is well looked after by the SANparks personal.

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Thank Jacques B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is beautiful and peaceful. Just round about 4km to 5km walk to the river where you can play under the waterfall. Its a relatively easy walk for the first 3km, it gets really technical and challenging towards the end_ But is totally worth it. Enjoy

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Thank Tommy L
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Earlier this year we discovered magical haven hidden in the middle of the Knysna forest. While browsing the Internet for various hikes and trails in the area, I stumbled across the Drupkelders trail. It was fairly nearby the accomodation we were staying at and after a morning of markets and good food we decided to get our hearts pumping and... More 

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Springs, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The unfit should be weary as the return hike is indeed a bit of a challenge. Excellent scenery and indeed a wonderful way to spend the day with the family.

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1 Thank Leon F
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Challenging trail for the unfit with most of the work being put in on the way back. The river and rock pools are beautiful, however it is quite challenging to navigate the slippery rocks to get a closer look. Wear proper hiking shoes and watch your step, the trail is quite narrow in some places.

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Thank VanReenens
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We did this hike on the brim and obviously did not see the reviews of how challenging this hike is. I should have gotten the hint when the guy at the gate where we bought the tickets made a comment about my shoes (normal cross trainers). Anyway, there we go and the first part was fine, until the very steep... More 

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Thank LeonSteyn55
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247 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent. ...excellent...this hike is stunning a true jewel. We went for a hike today with the children. When doing this hike you get a true feel for what the Knysna Forest was like a century ago. The hike has stunning views of the forest and river gorge. Only 12 people are allowed in. This allows for a truly authentic experience.... More 

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1 Thank Clinton C
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Wow- what a beautiful place- yes- up and down quite steep, but I am almost 6 months pregnant and was fine (I am still exercising). If you can- take blow-up tubes with! When my friend suggested we do that I really thought it is unnecessary, but it helps you to see even more beautiful places! You should go on a... More 

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