A Tour Operator that’s very active on the Garden Route, approached us earlier in the year to develop a package for them to showcase Forest Edge and our beautiful surrounds.
The brief was clear – they were not interested in Knysna town, or beaches or wine farms in the area – they wanted the package to focus on the Knysna Forest and surrounds (showcase its natural beauty, adventure, heritage and culture).
Top Forest Edge Activity Options:
|Activity||Duration||Cost (min 2 pax)|
|A||Guided Forest Walk & Picnic – learn about the fascinating woodcutter and gold mine history of a forgotten era, touch an 880-year-old giant Yellow Wood tree, gently hike in the magical indigenous forest with streams, ferns, Knysna Loeries and so much more. Rug sack with water & snack included. Picnic Lunch included at Jubilee Creek – an exquisite picnic area next to a forest creek in the Goudveld Forest, simply a breathtakingly beautiful area. Ideal for either a secluded romantic picnic, or whole family fun. Kids can lose themselves in the joy of water play while parents can relax on soft grass in the shade nearby.||Half Day||R650 / Adult (>12)|
R450 / Child (<12)
|B||Guided Forest Scoot Tour & Picnic – enjoy an exhilarating downhill ride on the non-motorized Mountain Scooter. Descent through indigenous forest, sweepy bends and a single track. A scenic minibus ride takes you into the heart of the forest to the best hills to start your descent in the Garden Route National Park. All of this while on the lookout for the local wild life, the majestic Knysna Loerie, the shy bushbuck and wild boar. Rug sack with water & snack included. Picnic Lunch included at Jubilee Creek – an exquisite picnic area next to a forest creek in the Goudveld Forest, simply a breathtakingly beautiful area. Ideal for either a secluded romantic picnic, or whole family fun. Kids can lose themselves in the joy of water play while parents can relax on soft grass in the shade nearby.||Half Day||R750 / Adult (>9)|
R550 / Child (<9) – sharing with parent
|C||Guided River Canoe Tour – admire the beautiful fauna and flora of the Goukamma Nature Reserve while paddling on the scenic Goukamma River – some 6 kms, +\- two hours paddling time. Single and double canoes available. Rug sack with water & snack included.||Half Day||R599 / Person|
|D||Guided River Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) – The Drift is a little piece of heaven on the Knysna River. An ideal spot to take the breath-taking beauty of this area in. The tree lined river is a perfect spot for some Stand Up Paddle Boarding fun in the sun. The Drift is a haven of tranquillity for the nature lover and the birder. Rug sack with water & snack included.||Half Day||R599 / Person|
|E||MTB Guided Tour – Garden Route Trail Park – imagine a secret place off the beaten track, where endless mountain bike trails snake their way through ancient forests. Wooded giants stand guard over the single tracks as they fly through streams, shady fern glades and forest tunnels. Carefully designed routes have been laid out to provide riders of all levels with an oversupply of adrenalin, excitement, scenery and amazing views. Over 20km of hand built single-track in the infamous farmer tradition, with flowing turns, rollers and river crossings. Includes MTB rental, rug sack, permits and light refreshments.||Full Day||R799 / Person|
|F||Live Bee Keeping Experience – the Cape honey bee plays a major role in South African agriculture and the economy of the Western Cape by pollinating crops and producing honey. Come meet these fascinating flying insects, learn about their amazing abilities, get kitted up in protective gear and interact with them in their natural habitat & top it off with a mouth-watering honey tasting.||Half Day||R450 / Adult (>18)|
R300 / Child (>7)
R200 / Child <7 (only demo hive)
|G||Drupkelders Hike & Swim – loosely translated into Dripping Cellars, are rock pools in the Knysna forest. Combine a 3.5km indigenous forest walk with a visit to magnificent rock pools in the Homtini River in the Knysna Forest. These massive rock pools offer deep, cola-coloured waters to cool off in and even a waterfall to clamber up next to (to another series of pools – local knowledge is a must here). Pack swimming gear and wear good walking shoes as there is a steep section near the river. Due to the exclusivity of this gem, only 12 persons a day are allowed in and a Sanparks permit is required. This trail starts at the Forest Edge Nature-lovers Retreat gate entrance. Rug sack with water & snack included.||Half Day||R499 / Adult (>12)|
R399 / Child (<12)
** Prices are not valid over the PEAK December season from 15 Dec – 15 Jan.
** All Prices are per person sharing (min 2) – please enquire for single supplement.
** SANPARK / Nature Reserve Permits are excluded, unless specifically indicated otherwise.
** All Activities are self-drive, transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.
** All prices are Inclusive of VAT.