FOREST EDGE MAP & FOREST EDGE DIRECTIONS
Forest Edge is 20minutes' scenic drive from Knysna, into the mountains and forest. Close enough to amenities, far enough to avoid congestion, traffic and crowds.
DIRECTIONS from the N2 (16km from Sedgefield and 1.5km from Knysna lagoon bridge):
GPS coordinates: Lat: -33°55'45.8S (Dec: -33.9294027642531); Lon: 22°56'18.9E (Dec: 22.9385948181152)
*** NB - many gps models are NOT accurate with all the trees around or NOT mapped to these roads, we suggest you rather follow the road map below (not to scale) and clear directions provided.
Forest Edge address: Farm 118, Edge of Knysna Forest, Knysna, Garden Route,
Western Cape, South Africa ...which translates into peace and quiet off the beaten track...
Guests who fly in most often use the George Airport, which is only 68km from Forest Edge.
There is also the Port Elizabeth Airport (about 3 hours away by car).
Kulula often offers well-priced domestic flights.
It is best to obtain a good roadmap from AA Travel or at a petrol station as it contains the latest information re any closures, roadworks, detours, Toll roads etc that we are not able to keep track of ourselves. Here follows broad pointers to help you plan:
From Johannesburg to Knysna (about 1190km or 12-13 hours' drive), the most often used route is via Bloemfontein, Graaff Reinet, Uniondale, George. Please do NOT take the Prince Alfred pass between Uniondale and Knysna to try and save time - it may take you up to 4 times longer and the road may have been damaged / closed by rock falls or flooding. If you have checked with AA Travel that it is open, this road which is only a single lane wide in places that wind around tight mountain passes (traffic going uphill has right of way) is a stunning alternative to spend a day meandering through. Rough directions on how to get from Johannesburg to Knysna:
From Cape Town to Knysna (about 490km or 5-5.5 hours' drive), the most often used route is via the N2 from Cape Town through George. There is an alternate, scenic mountain route called the Route62, which will take longer but is special even for the most well-travelled. Check road conditions with AA Travel though as mountain passes may be closed due to rock falls or flooding. Rough directions on how to get from Cape Town to Knysna:
From Bloemfontein to Knysna (about 760km or 8 hours' drive), the most often used route is via Graaff Reinet, Uniondale, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield. Please do NOT take the Prince Alfred pass between Uniondale and Knysna to try and save time (see comment above). Rough directions on how to get from Bloemfontein to Knysna:
From Port Elizabeth to Knysna (about 270km or 3 hours' drive), the most often used route is on the N2. Rough directions on how to get from Port Elizabeth to Knysna:
From Durban to Knysna (about 1160km or 12-13 hours' drive), the most often used route follow the N2 via Port Elizabeth. For some reason the flights from Durban to George seem to be expensive - be aware and look for deals and slow periods. Rough directions on how to get from Durban to Knysna:
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