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“Great place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harkerville Forest Lodge

Harkerville Forest Lodge
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Harkerville Forest Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We were there for a week with my sister. Stayed in one of the log cabins. The place is about a 1-1.5 km into the forest, it was clean, quiet, very comfortable and staff were fiendly. It was also conviniently located for our places of interest i.e. monkeyland, birds of eden, robberg nature reserve, knysna etc. The staff are also great.
Downside - The breakfast was very monotonous; served same thing all five days. And the eggs seemed to be deep fried which put us off. Supermarkets and restaurants are quite a drive away so best remember to shop before coming back to the rooms.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

We were very happy with our stay at the lodge! It was very clean and the property is well-kept. The staff were so friendly and helpful when we had a family emergency, we were so appreciative. Lovely!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

This place is perfect for a nice chilled get away with friends or couples. It's peaceful, the service is great and the breakfast to. The location is ideal if you want to travel around plett and knysna as there is a lot of things one can do and see. I would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We booked for 3 nights but ended up staying 5. What a special place! Amazing surroundings and very friendly (and accommodating) staff. Lovely (super clean!) log cabin with daily visits from a very playful (though well behaved) troop of Vervet monkeys. What a treat to wake up to the sound of Knysna Loeries - bird-watching could be done from our cabin's stoep! We enjoyed an 'english breakfast' every morning and I was spoilt with hot porridge :)
A truly wonderful place which I would highly recommend to anyone and most definitely visit again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mossel Bay
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

The canbins are minute and dirty and they are way over priced
We paid for 2 nights and only stays for one, because everyone had sinusses from the dust in the bedding. It has beutifull serroundings but it stops at that

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

It is more than what I expected ,from harkerville as the last time I was there in 2006 they just had camping acc and back packers rooms .They have really done something special with the place. I was very impresed with the daily servicing of the unit and friendliness I will be booking again soon Thanks guys for your hospitalaty

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We (1 adult, 7 teens) enjoyed the overnight stay; the log cabins were most comfortable and "homely" - that is cosy. I did not have enough time to explore the place and the facilities, unfortunately but your place is highly recommendable. Because of the wet conditions at the time, I got stuck on one of the upper lawns; so please place a sign warning residents about this kind of thing when conditions are very wet. Thank you.




  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Harkerville Forest Lodge

Property: Harkerville Forest Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 1, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6604, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > Harkerville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Harkerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harkerville Forest Lodge is situated on the "Golden Mile" of the GARDEN ROUTE, within the boundaries of SanParks, 13 km from Plettenberg Bay, known as the French Riviera of South Africa and 20 km from Knysna - the capital of the timber industry of South Africa and the heart of the Garden Route. South Africa, especially the Garden Route is blessed with exceptional natural beauty, pristine coastlines, indigenous forest and sweeping mountain ranges and the Harkerville Forest Lodge is situated in the heart of all of this. Harkerville Forest Lodge offers a wide range of facilities that will cater to just about everyone. From luxury to rustic and everything in between. ... more   less 
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Harkerville Forest Lodge South Africa

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