Knysna Forest walks
Knysna Forest: walks & trails for every fitness level. Giant, ancient yellow wood trees; tree ferns and forest nooks where frogs and fairies dwell… Have a short stroll on an easy forest trail, or take an hour-long circular Knysna Forest Trail route through different biomes, explore the Knysna forest TREES, Knysna forest WILDLIFE or Knysna forest BIRDS or get serious on a 9km trail; many trails near Forest Edge to choose from (see trail map below).
Krisjan-se-Nek: Visit the Big Tree – a 800 to 900 year-old Yellowwood Giant, see Dalene Matthee’s memorial, or picnic in the clearing nearby. This is also the starting & finishing point of the Circles in the Forest Trails (the shorter 3km trail which we highly recommend; as well as the longer more strenuous 9km trail which passes some pools for cooling off in) and the 19km Homtini Cycling Trail. We often see the Knysna Loerie (Knysna Touraco) in this area.
Jubilee Creek: one of our favourite spots in the entire Knysna Forest! The Jubilee Creek picnic site and walking trail is situated next to two forest clearings. Picnic or walk the pretty and relatively flat 3.4km walking trail along the creek to a small rock pool & waterfall, passing old miners’ diggings along the way.
Materolli / Millwood museum and tea garden (Currently Closed): site of the old gold-mining town (of which only one building remains), an evocative grave-yard and ghost-town street signs. Do the Millwood circular mine walk or go on a Mine Tour into tunnels. Order a light meal or sumptuous cake at the Millwood Tea Garden.
Drupkelders: The magnificent and unique Drupkelders Walk at Forest Edge requires a permit at a cost, as only 12 persons per day are allowed in. Knysna Forest walking trails require a nominal entry fee at the Sanparks entry boom.
These photos of the Knysna Forest Walks and Trails in this Knysna Forest virtual photo tour are meant to be representative as trees fall, landscapes change and different weather casts different light. One cannot capture it in one photo. Guest photos are acknowledged in the hover-over.
Why not come stay at Forest Edge? Enjoy the comfort of a private, fully equipped, award-winning & affordable Knysna Forest self-catering cottage Garden Route at its most peaceful, from where to enjoy the Knysna Forest attractions and these other gifts of the Knysna Forest: Jubilee Creek picnic site and walking trail; The Drift; even the Beach; Knysna Forest; Post-trail Massages in your cottage
*** The Forest is good for the body, and even better for the soul. If you feel stuck, try a walk in the Knysna Forest – nothing beats walking in the forest! Take a Forest Walk or get serious on a Knysna Forest Trail – it can change one’s perspective on life. The Knysna Forest trails are worth the effort. The Knysna Forest at Forest Edge offers our guests a prime starting position as many of the forest walking trails are on our doorstep.