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Kranshoek Hiking Trail

Harkerville, 6570, South Africa
+27 44 532 7770
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Great hike through remote & diverse environments

This hiking trail starts at the Kranshoek picnic site and from there descends 2 km through shady... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Peter F
Hermanus, South Africa
Stunning views come with a challenge

This trail is 9km long- in itself not a big distance for a day hike. what brings a challenge to... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Tweet G
Hermanus, 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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Harkerville, 6570, South Africa
+27 44 532 7770

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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

2  Thank Peter F
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
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

Thank like2travl2004
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
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
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
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

Thank BritBlackburn
Reviewed 28 December 2013

My husband and I walked the longer 4 hour trail. The scenery was very beautiful, steps down through the woods and across several streams, followed by a stretch across the beach, then upwards and back along the cliffs. We are in our 30s and quite...More

3  Thank London_girl_8313
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike. We only did the shorter version, which is also good exercise. The view is nice, but you have the same view from the car park. First you walk through a nice forest, which gives you the feeling of being in...More

Thank Karinandsven
Reviewed 13 January 2013

My wife and I happened to see a board saying Kranshoek Nature Reserve went in and found a short walk to a spectacular view of the sea and a small waterfall. The staff at the gate where pleasant and helpful and inside the park the...More

Thank Mikehd70
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