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Drupkelders Hiking Trail

Queen Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 302 5600
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Well hidden gem

Well worth the hike but not an easy one by any means. The youngsters took it in their stride, but... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Hedy C
Knysna, South Africa
Beauty Worth The Murderous Trail

Not the easiest hiking trail, actually I would clasify it as very difficult but the beauty you find... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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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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  • Average5%
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Queen Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 302 5600

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Well worth the hike but not an easy one by any means. The youngsters took it in their stride, but not for older folk who have difficulty walking up and down steep uneven slopes.

Thank Hedy C
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Not the easiest hiking trail, actually I would clasify it as very difficult but the beauty you find at the Drupkelders was well worth the journey. We had a picnic lunch and refreshing ice cold swim before heading back. My only complaint is that at...More

1  Thank StellaJ09
Reviewed 18 April 2017

do not be fooled! IF you have knee, hips or ankle problems do not attempt this. Even though it's only 3-4 km's it's tough... most parts are straight down and on the way back straight up. The inclines / declines are so bad that ropes...More

Thank Elaine A
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of the most unique, raw and beautiful experiences I have ever had. There is a nice 2km walk down to the River/waterfalls, and the last KM is very steep so be careful when taking your children. You can swim in the water, jump from...More

Thank DeniseM_Jackson
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was an awesome place to do a walking trail we really enjoyed it alot and will def go back again when we are in Knysna

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Having lived in Knysna for 8 years I am pleased with all the gems I discover every year. A party of Max 12 people are allowed but I think 8 is enough. Drupkelders is an amazingly beautiful and special place. The water is icey but...More

Thank suyenneb
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Steep walk down to the Homtini river to the Drupkelders but worthwhile. We can also recommend the hikes and recreational areas in the rest of the Goudveld area. It is well looked after by the SANparks personal.

Thank Jacques B
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is beautiful and peaceful. Just round about 4km to 5km walk to the river where you can play under the waterfall. Its a relatively easy walk for the first 3km, it gets really technical and challenging towards the end_ But is totally worth...More

Thank Tommy L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Earlier this year we discovered magical haven hidden in the middle of the Knysna forest. While browsing the Internet for various hikes and trails in the area, I stumbled across the Drupkelders trail. It was fairly nearby the accomodation we were staying at and after...More

7  Thank leannemack86
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The unfit should be weary as the return hike is indeed a bit of a challenge. Excellent scenery and indeed a wonderful way to spend the day with the family.

1  Thank Leon F
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