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Diepwalle Forest Camp

Set amidst the treetops of the Diepwalle Forest, this elevated camp affords the visitor an opportunity to feel at one with the forest whilst providing that perfect balance of outdoor living and basic amenities which the ardent camper will love.

Diepwalle Forest Camping Decks

These decks accommodate a three-man tent, come with braai and dining areas, and have electric points. Tents and mattresses are available to rent from the Diepwalle Forest Office. Communal ablutions have hot showers. Visitors have access to communal fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer. Firewood is available for purchase at the Forest Office.

Diepwalle Forest Tented Decks

Comes with a fixed tent which houses two beds, each with basic mattress (no bedding) and a bar fridge. Communal ablutions have hot showers. Visitors have access to a washing machine and tumble dryer. Firewood is available for purchase at the Forest Office.

Please note:

These campsites are not suitable for Motorhomes, Roof-top Tents or Caravans. It is only appropriate for tents to be pitched on the timber decks.

Old Forester's House (Diepwalle)

This historical building was once forester D.E. Hutchins’ house. He was responsible for constructing stone houses at the Gouna, Diepwalle, Harkerville and Fisantehoek Forest Stations between 1888 and 1920. Rustic finishes add to the age-old charm of the building. An indoor fireplace warms during winter. Sleeps 6 and comes with fully equipped kitchen, lounge, and TV with DSTV (limited channels). Visitors have access to a washing machine and tumble dryer. Firewood provided.

Please note that check-in times at Diepwalle Office are 14:00 - 16:00. Visitors who arrive later than 16:00 are requested to contact the following numbers on arrival or make prior arrangements with the Office in Diepwalle on 044 382 9762

Harkerville Forest Treetop Chalet

This 4-star chalet has two double rooms, each with its own bathroom and sleeps four in comfort. This magical hideaway is tucked away at the head of a wide valley situated in the Harkerville forest. From this vantage point you can bird-watch, botanise, explore the walking trails close by or hop on your bike for an exhilarating cycle through the forest. Fully appointed with indoor and outdoor fireplace, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, DSTV, telephone and alarm system.

Overnight visitors have access to all day trails and cycle trails listed above for the duration of their stay.

Please note that check-in for the Tree Top Chalet is at the Garden of Eden Kiosk on the N2 from 14:00 - 17:00. Late arrivals should make prior arrangements with the reservation office at 044 302 5600.

Emergency number: Garden of Eden at 044 532 7793 from 08:00 to 17:00 or the Harkerville Section Ranger Office at 044 532 7770.

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  • The GRNP has the single largest block of Afromontane forest in South Africa including the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma sandstone fynbos areas, Mountains, forest and coast in close proximity and scenic beauty.