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Address: Queen Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: 0443025600
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Description: 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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Fantastic swimming in beautiful rocky pools.

Fantastic place but not so easy to get to, very steep up and down but I am not the fittest person and I still managed to get back up in 40 mins. Worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place but not so easy to get to, very steep up and down but I am not the fittest person and I still managed to get back up in 40 mins. Worth it!

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Knysna, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Down and up by same route, quite steep. Good swimming when you get down to the river. You must get a permit from parks board to go there.

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We did this walk, although it is really beautiful , it was quite a tough walk. Very steep, but worth the effort. Not for unfit people. You can swim in the river, be prepared for cold but clear and clean water, or relax whilst sitting on one of the huge rocks along the river. Make sure you have a bottle... More 

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martigne briand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Drupkelders was only revealed to me after living in the area for some time. It was held secret by the locals and much revered as a special place to visit. Its dark walls charm you and encloses you into its magic enclave. Be sure not to walk in front if you don't want to collect the spiders webs from the... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Private and challenging, stunning nature, far from anyone else. I found the return trip tough. It is not an easy hike but was worth it.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I am not much of a hiker so was feeling a little intimidated before hand. But it is beautiful down there so you have to do it. Go during summer when you can swim because the water was freezing when we were there. The hike back up is challenging but take it slow and you'll be fine!

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a SAN parks trail so you have to pay for a permit at the Office or entrance and only a limited amount of people per day is allowed on this trail. Make sure you come prepared for hiking; bring a back pack with water and snacks - wear musquito spray/ sunscreen/ hat and appropriate foot wear as you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You walk through the sunlit forest. You teeter down a nearly vertical rockface. Then you suddenly see the Pools. There is more than a kilometre of sparkling forest stream to swim in! Alas, the only way back home is up that rockface. And you love every step!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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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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