The Harkerville area in the Knysna section of the Garden Route National Park, an activity hub for nature and is known for its blue duiker population, was heavily affected by the Knysna fires in June 2017. South African National Parks (SANParks) has now released an update on the current status of the hiking trails in the Harkerville area:
The trail was re-routed in December 2017 pending the recovery of the burnt area however the coastal portion of the trail is still closed. An alternative scenic route was opened along the coastal ridge. Bookings for the trail are open.
The Kranshoek Trail is still closed, and maintenance work is currently underway. About 90% of the route is complete but rebuilding and rehabilitation of the route is underway.
Currently still closed and not accessible to visitors as yet until management and scientists have finalised urgent deliverables pertaining to the area.