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Situated halfway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville is in good company. The settlement of Harkerville is surrounded by natural forest and is a short distance away from the warm Indian Ocean on the southern coastline of South Africa.
Harkerville is regarded as an eco-tourism mecca. Mountain bikers arrive from all parts of the world to attempt the challenging MTB forest routes and the spectacular hiking trails here are a major drawcard. Harkerville’s location is central enough too for easy access to all conveniences and significant tourist attractions.
Visitors who enjoy adrenalin filled activities by day and demand solitude and tranquillity by night will truly appreciate Harkerville.
Things to do
The 2-day Harkerville hiking trail is a thrilling route traversing forests, rivers and steep cliffs, clambering over rock faces, using chains and ladders as aids along parts of the route and with majestic sea and mountain views.
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For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.