The legendary Harkerville Trails have long been considered mountain biking and trail running Utopia. We provide the opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to absorb the magic of these famous forests with friends and family. Discover the spectacular beauty of the forest on foot, via bicycle or a trail run.

You can loosen up your post bike race or pre marathon legs with a brisk hike or run over the longer 10km distance, amble or jog the shorter 6km or walk the 2.5km at fairy-listening pace.

If you would like to explore more of the biggest remaining enchanted indigenous forest on a mountain bike, join us on Tuesday the 25th for the new Mountain Bike Meander. You can choose between the longer route +/- 24 km or the shorter route + / – 14 km undulating cool single track forest rides. The easier blue route follows a mix of jeep track, single track and forest roads while the red route is a more technical ride, with exhilarating single track and some fairly steep inclines and declines.

Online entries of all events will receive a long-sleeve top. After dressing up in fantasy costume all hikers, runners and bikers are treated to an entertaining talk on the fascinating history of the region, intimate information about the rare forest plant and animal species and more.

Pre and post adventure participants can enjoy our legendary forest hospitality in a cosy & stylish marquee, including hot soup, snacks, music, colouring in competitions and lucky draw prizes.

When (2019)

Monday 24 June – Forest Family Hike

Tuesday 25 June – MTB Meander

Wednesday 26 June – Forest Family Hike & Trail Run

Thursday 27 June – Kurland Forest Triathlon

Friday 28 June – Forest Family Hike & Trail Run


Harkerville Forest
[Between Knysna and Plettenberg bay, just off the N2]


Hike distances: 2.5km, 6km & 10km

Trail run distances: 6km & 10km

MTB Meander distances: Long route (+/- 24km) & short route +/- 14km)

Start Time

Hikers to start anytime between 08h30 and 11h30

Trail runners to start at 08h30

MTB begins at 08h30


Enter our Standard, Sprint & Super Sprint Triathlons:

Adults (13 years plus): R450 | Early Bird R390 (online entries include a stylish long-sleeve top)

Kids (2 – 12 years): R180 | Early Bird R150 (including gift)  

Early Bird discount ends 10 June 2019.


Knysna Oyster Festival entries (Saturday 22 June – Friday 28 June 2019):

R490 (including long sleeve top) | R375 (when tops are sold out)


Family: (3 or more with same surname) Standard price less 15%

Group: (6 or more) Standard less 15%

Hat-Trick Package

Enter three of our events via our “Hat-Trick Package” and receive this special rate. Choose one hike/trail run, enter our Tuesday Mountain Bike Meander and Thursday Kurland Forest Triathlon.

Hat-Trick PackageHike, Bike and Triathlon combo. Prices for adults & kids:

Adults: R990 | Early Bird R850

Kids: R450 | Early Bird R350

Find out more about our Kurland Forest Triathlon here.

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