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Drupkelders Hiking Trail

Queen Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
0443025600
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Type: Hiking Trails
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Knysna, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

You need to book your Drupkelders hike, as only 12 hikers are allowed per day. Best done on a hot summer's day. The walk/climb is through shaded forest. The swimming is superb once you get to the water. So worth it.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

we discovered this trial by accident, and it was simply amazing! really a forest experience! be sure you are a little fit, the coming back is not fun!

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Esher, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Not to long a walk, we took 35mins to get there. Shaded walk, and path starts off large and clear. Challenging closer you get to the end. Rock pools lovely and wasn't too cold when we went - lovely and refreshing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

You'll obvisiously read it's a very steep climb back... Well it is. But it won't kill you. Promise. Do it. It's worth it.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm hesitant to write this review. This is such a gem that it's a shame if it were to become overly crowded. Fortunately it is quite a hike and you'll need a permit. The hike down is about 15 to 20 minutes. Back up takes a bit more, let's say 25 minutes. Prepare yourself for a 200 to 250 meter... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

What a hike! Especially in the return...you have to swim and regain enegy for the STEEP walk back. Only 3.4km in total. 30min there and a bit more strenuous 30min back. Well worth it. Beautifull by the crisp cool pools.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The distance of 3.5km gives the impression that this is easy. It is NOT! Go well prepared wearing proper shoes and enough drinking water to last until you reach the river. It is a very steep descent and during wet weather there are muddy areas. The coca cola coloured river (due to the vegetation) is beautiful and the water tastes... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A 3.5 kms walk then a steep decent, at times using a rope (provided and fixed) to help you down and back up again. At the bottom there are magnificent rock pools and overhanging rocks. A joy to swim in the tea coloured water! Worth the effort but definitely not for the anyone who is not pretty fit. Young children... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I loved the walk. The first part was really nice, though later the last part before you get to the water is quite trecherous and climbing back up that section is really tough, but was worth it. I wish I would have swam in the water now with the beautiful scenery.

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Knysna, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Fellow Trip Advisors: This is a Knysna MUST!! One of the best kept secrets of Knysna. Once open to the entire pucblic but now falls under Sanparks so a fee will need to be paid. Also keep in mind that they only allow 12 people at a time on the trail, its both a positive and a negative, so check... More

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