Harkerville Forest Lodge is a lovely owner-run establishment situated on the “Golden Mile” of the Garden Route. The property is situated within the boundaries of SanParks, in a tranquil forest setting. The basic but comfortable accommodation facilities on offer is perfect for nature lovers.
Accommodation comprise of a forest chalet, a fully equipped self-catering unit that can accommodate up to 5 guests, log cabins that can accommodate between 1 and 4 guests, guesthouse rooms and a campsite. A privately owned 3-bedroom house is also available as an option.
A restaurant, Akkedis, is available for breakfasts and dinners that is served by prior arrangement only. Other facilities include a swimming pool, volley ball court, zip line (foefieslide) and a licensed bar with pool table. Secure on-site parking is available to all guests.
Harkerville is the perfect launching point for hiking trails in the area. Guests can also enjoy sightings of bushbuck and knysna loeries from the deck while enjoying a braai or sundowner.
Louvain Guest Farm is located on a working farm in the upper Langkloof valley between George and Uniondale in the Western Cape.
Louvain offers accommodation in a variety of different self-catering units and 7 en-suite guests rooms which are ideal for weddings, corporate functions, and team building. Camping facilities are also available. Guests are required to bring their own tents and camping equipment.
Activities on the farm include 4×4 trails, bird watching, mountain bike trails, stargazing, and hiking trails.
The Langkloof valley is 160 km in distance and stretches from Herold, a small village north of George, to Humansdorp near Port Elizabeth. The valley is an important, fertile, fruit growing region nestled between the Kammanassie and Kouga mountains on the north and the Outeniqua mountain range in the south.
Nestled in a Klein Karoo valley between the Kammanassie and the Swartberg is the picturesque Victorian village of De Rust. Guarded by majestic mountain ranges, De Rust is a beautiful little town where idyllic days are spent swimming in waterfalls and lunching in the village eateries.