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Harkerville Mountain Bike Trails

Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 7644
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What a priviledge to have cycled here....

My husband and I are complete beginners in the MTB world but despite the slight rain and slippery... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cape Town
Most scenic ride in SA

In my opinion the Harkerville red route offers the most scenic MTB trail over 23km in SA. Starting... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Raymond G
Cape Town, South Africa
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Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 7644
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I are complete beginners in the MTB world but despite the slight rain and slippery trails that made us break hard on the slightest of slopes and have to push the bikes up the smallest of inclines but we found Harkerville magical...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

In my opinion the Harkerville red route offers the most scenic MTB trail over 23km in SA. Starting with 10km of single track through pristine indigenous knysna forest culminating in a breathtaking cliff top view of the rugged ocean below. The route then climbs through...More

Thank Raymond G
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Surprise find. You can rent bikes near the entrance to the park for a little house in the trees. The tracks are graded and we did the new black circuit which is the easiest and suitable for those who aren't up to single track technical...More

Thank robinWoodbridge
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Did it many times. Just a lovely place. Not at all crowded and well tucked away on some parts of the trail.

Thank max v
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had heard so much about the Harkerville Red Route, so I headed out to the Forest from Knysna to see if it would live up to it’s legendary reputation. I parked in one of the parking bays in the service road next to the...More

1  Thank DavidHFox
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A must-do trail, for those in the area. The red is the longest and hardest of the routes…but also one of the most scenic in the country. It takes you deep into indigenous forest, fynbos - with incredible coastal views along the way. The biblical...More

1  Thank Monk A
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Originally intednded to be a green run ride turned to be pretty much the exact opposite as the signs were extremely misleading. Throughout the bike ride you will frequently encounter signs which tell you were to go ( depending on which trail you're doing )....More

Thank Ricky B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A mate and I did the fantastic Green Trail last Sunday, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful trail through the forest, amazing viewpoint of the coastline, and a great single track to end off with! Definitely be back!

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Info worth knowing: - The trails are R 40 for a day permit, you pay at Garden of Eden desk. - Wildcards dont cover the cycling (they are only for walking etc) - There are four different levels of trail, all of which start and...More

2  Thank BrendonV
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The day permit cost of R 40 is money exceptionally well spent. If you arrive too early at Garden of Eden stop on N2, fill in the honesty permit in box and pay later once you finish your ride. You can also park on the...More

Thank Ian V
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Ben S
Hi, can anybody let me know the name of the bike hire company that is right at the start of the trails? Thanks, Ben
29 November 2016|
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Response from robinWoodbridge | Reviewed this property |
It is the same people who own the bike shop in plet