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About TharfieldEstate

Nestled amongst the forests in Harkerville just off the N2 between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Tharfield Estate presents the ideal opportunity for travellers to enjoy natural surroundings on a Boutique Estate environment. It is also the perfect natural surrounding for when a corporate break away function is needed. Th estate is the ideal location to spend some time and explore the Garden Routes activities. The various accommodation options are extremely affordable for the area and cater for the adventurous backpacker in the unique Backpackers Boutique, the refined traveller looking for an exclusive tranquil upmarket Guest House nestled in a forest or the family needing some time together in the great outdoors in the Eco Friendly Cabin. The estate offers catering or self catering options in all its amenities. Tharfield Estate takes pride in its superior levels of service and the quality of its facilities and the professional, friendly service offered by its staff.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

TharfieldEstate Rooms

Reviews for TharfieldEstate

22 guest reviews Reviews of

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Nannie Engelbrecht
03 March 2017

Peace and comfort and the surounding farm life.

Andrea Potgieter, South Africa
07 January 2017

The owners were friendly and accommodating- they gave us a private flat rather than the backpackers we booked for which was highly appreciated. The scenery is beautiful and serene.However, the buildings have been really neglected. Once we settled in we saw the mould on the bathroom ceiling, the curtains to one of the bedrooms didn't close at all, the grid of the braai was absolutely filthy, the power kept tripping the last night we spent there (even after switching off the geyser as the owners said), the water was lukewarm at best when the geyser worked, litter was not picked up from other...
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Elizabeth Spies, South Africa
23 December 2016

It was truly terrible place To start with, the owner have not give us what was promise on the internet the pic on the internet looks promising but not of that is true. The place is dirty. Garbage ever were. Bath rooms not for humans to use. Kitchen a nitghmare. This place is not suitable for any holidayI did not stay. I ask Gerhard to refund me. I lost my deposit, but in that crab place i will not sleep. And to make thing worst, the people that was book before me stuff was still in the room and caboard when i have to check in. And the owner have dobble book one of my rooms. Terrible, terribl...
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Peter Broster, South Africa
27 October 2016

We were upgraded to the Forest Lodge. Although a bit rough around the edges the forest setting and the quietness and the comfort were great.

Portia , South Africa
18 February 2014

We enjoyed our stay, the owners are super nice. We will sure visit again.

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TharfieldEstate Map

TharfieldEstate is 3.1km from the centre of Harkerville , the nearest airport 96.7km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Harkerville

Kranshoek Coastal Walk

(1.7 km from Harkerville)

1 review

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Harkerville Forest Flora Trail

(1.7 km from Harkerville)

2 reviews

The Harkerville Forest Trail starts and ends at the Kranshoek picnic site and is easily accessible from the N2. Indigenous trees are marked with National Tree Numbers and many other plants are numbered for easy identification. Trees that you will...

Harkerville Mountain Biking Trails

(1.3 km from Harkerville)

1 review

Get on your bike to experience the stunning scenic single track and jeep track trails through indigenous forest, plantations, fragrant fynbos and dramatic cliff tops overlooking the ocean. The four colour-coded Harkerville routes offer a range of...

Harkerville Trail

(2.6 km from Harkerville)

One of the top two-day trails in the country, this magnificent trail is fondly nicknamed the ‘mini Otter’ for its similarities with South Africa’s most popular multi-day hike. More lovely than the Otter Trail? Some consider it more stunning but...