Things To Do in HarkervilleGarden of Eden Forest Walk
Where? Harkerville Forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
When? Daylight hours.
How much? Price on request
Start: Harkerville Forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Finish: Harkerville Forest
Duration: 1 km, ideal for the elderly or as a pit stop on the N2
Fitness: very easy
Our tip: there is a small office at the entrance to the forest and you will be charged a small fee to help maintain the forest; after hours you may enter for free
This walk may be short (little more than a path to stretch your legs), but it is through one of the most beautiful examples of Wet Highforest – an unusual kind of forest thick with tall stinkwood, kalander, wit-els and other moist forest types.
It is also old. This particular site where the walk takes place has been open since 1926.
The little over 1km walk takes place almost solely on wooden board walks that take one across bridges over streams. As a result this walk is also wheelchair-friendly.
The walk has two loops of 500 metres each, or one big loop. Just long enough to get in touch with the senses and use the examples of giant moss. lichen, streams and filtered sunlight to restore journey-tired bodies.
There are wooden benches and tables ideal for picnicking.
Another place to stop in Harkerville Forest is the Kranshoek Viewpoint where you will find a picnic site and a stream in which children can play.