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Kranshoek Hiking Trail

Harkerville, 6570, South Africa
+27 44 532 7770
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One of the best hikes I've ever done

I can't recommend this hike enough! It is more on the strenuous side, but if you arrive earlyish... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
646craigk
This Trail makes Robberg look like a dream

A few weeks after we did the Robberg hiking trail we decided to try something a little more... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
nadiamitchell27
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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“beautiful sea” (2 reviews)
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Harkerville, 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I can't recommend this hike enough! It is more on the strenuous side, but if you arrive earlyish and take your time to enjoy the scenery, you'll never forget it. The start is at the picnic site close to the View Point at Harkeville and...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A few weeks after we did the Robberg hiking trail we decided to try something a little more challenging. We did half of the Kranshoek trail (4,5 km). The decent was very steep and slightly challenging, followed by shadowed dense forest with a few crossings...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Odd that the SA tourism websites don't mention it, but this trail has been closed for several months, which you find out only when you get there. A cynic might think that SA national Parks want the R72 per person that foreigners pay for entry....More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This hiking trail starts at the Kranshoek picnic site and from there descends 2 km through shady indigenous forest down to the beach about 200 vertical meters below. Within the forest a stream is crossed several times. There is also a good view point of...More

4  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This trail is 9km long- in itself not a big distance for a day hike. what brings a challenge to this trail is the terrain. The first section is down through indigenous forest to the sea.Here the going is fairly easy - no major descents,...More

Thank Tweet G
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a stunning stunning hike through beautiful coastal rainforest, along and crossing mountain streams and with beautiful views on waterfalls! There are a few "shortcuts", one right after you get down to the beach after about 1 hr hike and then up the "Alternative...More

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Reviewed 23 February 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...More

1  Thank 2_Schay
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Reviewed 15 January 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...More

Thank Sandi P
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Reviewed 13 January 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...More

Thank Ally217
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Reviewed 16 September 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...More

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