Visit Knysna, Knysna Tourism, Garden Route, South Africa

Farleigh routes

In the forest at the foot of the Outenqiua mountains is where you’ll find the Farleigh Mountain Bike trails. There are three circular route options

Homtini route

Most of the trail follows fairly easy contours in the indigenous forest and plantation. It is enhanced by winding single-track slip-paths, shady plantation and indigenous forest roads offering a regular bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. It is a moderate ride with the exception of a steep 4km climb.

Komsepad trail at Gouna forest

A wonderful, challenging ride through the indigenous Gouna forest. Lots of climbing, regardless of which way round you go.

Harkerville cycle routes

Harkerville forest is the ideal location for recreational mountain-biking. Four colour-coded routes – ranging from easy family rides to superb single track – meander through coastal fynbos and pristine indigenous forest.

Drupkelders hiking trail

This magnificent indigenous forest trail leads down to enormous rock pools. Pack your rucksack with a picnic and swimming costume. 

Terblans trail

The Terblans trail is an easy and beautiful walk through the  indigenous Knysna forest. It starts and ends at the Grootdraai picnic site, ideal for a picnic before or after the hike.

Jubilee Creek Nature Reserve walk

Probably the most beautiful picnic spot in the Knysna indigenous forests. Located in two forest clearings, alongside a stream, this site is very popular with young families – the stream is the perfect place for water-play.

Harkerville hiking trails

Access to the facilities is gratis by means of self-issue permits at various unmanned access points. Certain access points are however manned at times, when entry fees will be levied.