Enter the cool depths of the peaceful Knysna Forest and spend 4-5 hours hiking below the giant trees, their canopy far above you. The walk through the forest is relaxing and a great escape from the sun on a hot day. On this route that winds through indigenous forest and crosses natural streams, you can stop to admire Giant Outeniqua Yellow Wood trees, estimated to be over 600 years old. The beautiful but elusive Narina Trogon as well as the Knysna Turaco are just two of the abundant forest birds to look out for on your walk, while the dainty bush buck are plentiful and often found grazing at the forest edges.
Have you wondered why indigenous forests survive fire season? What type of venom a Berg Adder has? Whether the coca cola water in Garden Route Rivers is natural or what the meaning of Tsitsikamma is? For over 26 years I’ve answered these & many other questions. Each day I guide in South Africa's astounding natural beauty is a day to learn & share more of this spectacular country. The dramatic Drakensberg Mountains enthralled me, the inspiration to qualify as a Mountain Walking Guide (Reg No. GP 2450) & my passion for them hasn’t diminished, but the ecological diversity of the Garden Route with coastal, forest & mountainous environments has made the Tsitsikamma & Outeniqua mountains firm favourites. I would enjoy nothing more than to enrich your experience & understanding of our natural heritage on a guided hike.
Hikers picnic consisting of Summit sandwiches - farm style bread with a generous filling of salad, cold meat and cheese -…
National Park entrance Fees
Pick up anywhere in Knysna Village
We will explore the unique Knysna Forests. Even before people started harvesting here, indigenous, evergreen forests were something of a rarity in South Africa. Today, the Knysna Forests are the country's largest forest complex and is home to our last Forest Elephants. Come and explore with me.
Explore the Knysna Forests