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Drupkelders Hiking Trail

Queen Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #12 of 55 Activities in Knysna
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: Relatively short walk, only 3.6km. The hills and descents are very steep. Be sure to take your...
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We really enjoyed the walk. Make sure that you only attempt this walk on a rain free day. Please wear proper hiking shoes as this will get you safely to the venue and back. Not recommended for under 6 year old children. Preferably 10 year old + children.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Book in advance at SANParks in high season as limited availability. Great walk in the forrest (starts just outside the entrance to forrest edge cottages), not too long, so most people can do it. Can get quite steep at times, with ropes in place to help at one section. We did this in winter, so not swim season, but would... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lovely walk, quite steep so not for the unfit or infirm, but the river at the end is gorgeous and it's well worth it.

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Knysna, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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