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Address: Harkerville, 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: 0445327770
Description: The Kranshoek Trail is a challenging but very beautiful trail. Starting at...
The Kranshoek Trail is a challenging but very beautiful trail. Starting at the Kranshoek picnic site at the top of a tall waterfall, then winds its way through the forest down into the gorge through which the waterfall's stream flows. It follows this stream towards the coast and then leads along the coast before going up the slopes to the plateau and back to the picnic site via the Kranshoek viewpoint. Distance: 9/ 4km.
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Fantastic Hike

This is a tough hike especially on a hot day but if you're fit enough it's one not to be missed. It's got everything from beaches to forrest and cliffs. In some parts the trail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a tough hike especially on a hot day but if you're fit enough it's one not to be missed. It's got everything from beaches to forrest and cliffs. In some parts the trail marking can be ambiguous so be careful and in the last part despite there being a good hiking trail for some reason the signposts lead... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Beautiful, easy trails. Loads of mushrooms of varying colours and shapes, butterflies, tadpoles, wonderful trees. We only went along this trail for a thoroughly enjoyable hour, however as we were entering we met a group of people that were exiting the woods after 4 days and they said that is a tough hike but worth it. Would have liked to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A really beautiful trail down through the forest with the path hopping back and forth across a stream. The path opens out on to a deserted rocky beach with really spectacular scenery which looks completely untouched. We only had a couple of hours so unfortunately had to do the short trail but would love to have continued. After a couple... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This trail was fantastic as a hike down the mountain but quite a trek back up. We packed a picnic lunch and hiked down to a rock beach, chilled and headed back up. It was beautiful and you follow these little white boot prints. It's pretty grueling so pack plenty of water!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I walked the longer 4 hour trail. The scenery was very beautiful, steps down through the woods and across several streams, followed by a stretch across the beach, then upwards and back along the cliffs. We are in our 30s and quite fit but found the trail hard going. In places you need to scramble up and... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a beautiful hike. We only did the shorter version, which is also good exercise. The view is nice, but you have the same view from the car park. First you walk through a nice forest, which gives you the feeling of being in the wild nature especially when you go in the really morning when it is still... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife and I happened to see a board saying Kranshoek Nature Reserve went in and found a short walk to a spectacular view of the sea and a small waterfall. The staff at the gate where pleasant and helpful and inside the park the toilets were very clean, nice to find this.

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Knysna. Western Cape
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a fairly strenuous circuit from Kranshoek picnic site through natural forest down to a magnificent stretch of coast line and back up through coastal fynbos and plantation. The walk takes about 4 hours and is approx 9km and is well laid out. There is also a shorter walk for the not so fit. (thats us) This walk is... More 

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