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Add Zip to Your Trip – New Ziplines in Harkerville

Updated Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Ziplines in Harkerville ~ There are so many reasons to visit the Garden Route – beaches, mountains, forests, and towns. And, in September 2020, another awesome attraction was added to the mix.

After years of challenges (including the Knysna fires and the Covid-19 lockdown), this zipline adventure is finally ready for adrenalin-junkies and adventurers.

The ziplines in Harkerville are situated in the gorge of the Kranshoek hiking trail between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. Together, the four lines have a total length of 2.2 kilometres.

The longest is 700 metres long and the highest has you soaring 200 metres above the beautiful landscapes below. Two more cables are expected to be added before the end of 2020.

The New Ziplines in Harkerville

Zip Line in Harkerville

The ziplines in Harkerville are excellent for travellers that love a little adrenalin, but also for those that want to experience the gorgeous mountains and valleys of the Garden Route at impressive heights and speeds.

This is all within the Garden Route National Park, which is home to breath-taking forests and exquisite endemic fynbos.

Some of the local wildlife that can be spotted between ziplines include the Cape clawless otter, dolphins, baboons, southern-right whales and bush pigs.

While leopards tend to be shy, they live here and may occasionally be seen in their natural habitat too.

Zip Line in Harkerville

More Adventure Sports on the Garden Route

There are so many adventure options on the Garden Route; each showcasing a different part of the stunning area. These include:


Where to Stay on the Garden Route

If you’re keen for some serious excitement, book your stay along the gorgeous Garden Route, which extends from Storms River to a little past Mossel Bay. Here are just some of our accommodation picks:

Plettenberg Bay

Amara Farm – Get a taste of the country life on this farm in the Crags, just a few minutes outside of the town centre of Plettenberg Bay.

Swim in the freshwater dam, feed the dwarf goats, and drink in the views of the surrounding mountains.

Amara Farm - New Ziplines in Harkerville

Hog Hollow Country Lodge – In a private nature reserve, bordering beautiful indigenous forests and surrounded by the Tsitsikamma Mountains, this lodge is picturesque.

When you’re not lounging around the pool or relaxing in the sauna, you can head out on one of the horse riding trails.

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Moonshine on Whiskey Creek – These hand-crafted wooden cabins are perched in the forests and mountains of the Garden Route.

They promise incredible views and complete serenity.

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

Milkwood Manor on Sea – Four-star accommodation with direct access to the famous Lookout Beach awaits travellers.

The rooms offer comfortable lodgings with special extras and the beach is stunning for surfing, kite-surfing, swimming and stand-up paddling.

Milkwood Manor on Sea


Forest Valley Cottages – With mountains and ocean views, these cottages ooze with luxury and are less than 10 minutes from the Knysna Lagoon.

There’s a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, and most of the cottages have fireplaces.

Forest Valley Cottages

Brenton Beach House – Just a few minutes’ walk from the beach, this elegant home has awe-inspiring views of the Indian Ocean.

It is in the quaint coastal village suburb of Brenton-on-Sea, just 10 minutes away from the centre of Knysna.

Brenton Beach House

Pumula Lodge – This eco-friendly lodge is en route to the Knysna Heads and right on the doorstep of the famous Knysna Lagoon.

When you’re not ziplining over Harkerville, come back to the lodge and relax around the pool in the lush garden.

Pumula Lodge


Oakhurst Farm Cottages – Get a taste of rural tranquillity overlooking the spectacular lakes of Wilderness at Oakhurst.

These gorgeous, rustic cottages are all about a comfortable stay in the heart of the Garden Route’s countryside, and are ideal for families.

Oakhurst Farm Cottages

Hildesheim Guest House – This B & B is in the exquisite Outeniqua Mountains, where the sun rises and sets over the surrounding mountains and the pace is a little slower.

In addition to the self-catering cottages for between two and five guests, there is also a family suite and a honeymoon suite.

Hildesheim Guest House

Livingstone Villa – For a little 5-star luxury between zipline adventures, this villa is ideal. The perfect views over the sea make this home a gorgeous base from which to watch the whales and dolphins.

Or head into the little village of Wilderness for a delicious meal or unique shopping.

Livingstone Villa

Mossel Bay

Bay Lodge on the Beach – Just 8 kilometres from the town centre of Mossel Bay, and with direct access to the pretty beach.

This is a stunning spot to unwind after a day of adventuring.

Bay Lodge on The Beach

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve – This lodge promises the ultimate in game viewing, all at the idyllic foot of the Outeniqua Mountain Range.

The reserve is home to rhino, lion, buffalo, zebra  and eland. Add night-time game drives to your itinerary to get the full African experience.

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Aquamarine Guest House – Within just a few minutes from the lovely Mossel bay beaches, shopping centres and restaurants, this guest house makes a great base for explorers.

The rooms have unbeatable ocean views too.

Aquamarine Guest House

Some other awesome accommodation in the Garden Route include:

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