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Quite an intense walk, not for the faint hearted, but we'll worth the walk to see waterfall and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Amazing just very steep so you must just becareful, must wear good walking shoes and bring water... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“san parks”(2 reviews)
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...more
Queen Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 302 5600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an intense walk, not for the faint hearted, but we'll worth the walk to see waterfall and rock pools for a cool down dunk. But then to face the challenge it's all uphill from here. Phew

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 382alistairr
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing just very steep so you must just becareful, must wear good walking shoes and bring water with you. Not suitable for small children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LACarstens
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

It felt like a scavenger hunt trying to get there or the information where it is located exactly. (perhaps just my own stupidity). However I've added Screenshots where you can get the permit. Almost 100rand per person, and you can walk several of the trails...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 393niekm
Reviewed 10 September 2018

What a great hike. It was quite steep at certain places, but the ropes helped a lot and it was well marked. Perfect place to go in summer with the ponds filled and stunning!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SonjavT
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

If you’re wondering where to go to get the best Knysna experience, Dripkelders is the place to go to! A beautiful hike down to the beautiful fresh waters of Knysna, complete with waterfalls and the most thrilling energy from nature.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 22sophie1
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The 4 of us did Drupkelders and enjoyed every minute. Some of the sections will be challenging as they are steep and slippery. Fortunately SAN parks provide ropes for the most difficult sections. We swam in the pools at the bottom (brisk, chilly but great...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pioneer367390
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying in one of the neighbouring cottages when we heard about Drupkelders and decided to give it a go one morning. Firstly, book ahead. Only 12 people per day are allowed to do the walk. The walk itself was very challenging. Very steep...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Suretha H
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best hikes I've been on! Even though a giant millipede fell on my mother's head (LOL) and I screamed my butt off 😂 this was an experience I'll never forget! The hike to the river consists of a lot of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank miamagichiphop
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank StellaJ09
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There and back. Totol 6.12km