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“Solace in the Forest”

Secrets of Knysna Forest
Reviewed 6 April 2018

What can one elaborate on? Here is an experience that is incredibly beautiful and offers one absolute peace of mind, and a fresh reboot on life. Highly Recommended!

Thank Michael John H
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We did the 9km forest hike from the Harkerville forest station - having been advised that the hike was only about 4kms... Hmmm. So, having expected a gentle amble through the forest, we found, instead, that we were obliged to put on some speed, given we'd only started at 3pm! The walk is suitable for reasonably fit walkers and takes one through some lush forest, with a few easy descents, and then back up again. The hike follows a circular path.
Towards the end, the trail is badly marked, so we added an extra kilometre on before we realised we'd branched onto a different trail...
Next time we'll start in the morning, so we can linger!

1  Thank kalgran
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is possible to visit this part of the forest by foot, bicycle or by taking a 4x4 tour as part of a guided group. The tour is very informative and normal vehicles can also partake, as long as they have good ground clearance. The guide tells many stories of the forest which would otherwise be missed. Make sure to visit the museum at the end, it is highly informative about the forest elephants and the way of life for the woodcutters. The whole family can participate, recommended that children must be over 8 years old to follow.

2  Thank Emarie B
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The amazing tour through the Diepwalle section of the beautiful Knysna Forest, expertly guided by Dennis in 2-way radio contact at all times, is one of the must-do adventures in the Knysna/Plett area (providing of course that your vehicle has good ground clearance). A vast selection of indigenous (& a few alien) trees, beautiful ferns and amazing fungi under the overhanging umbrellas are a sight to behold. The 4 1/2 hour trip was rounded off with an excellent traditional lunch prepared by Tannie Clara.

3  Thank BigEd26
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Well kept public area . Road good and the view excellent.
Staff informative and helpfull. Pity have to pay full price after 15h00.

Thank tiny263
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