Enter the cool depths of the peaceful Knysna Forest and spend 4-5 hours hiking below the giant trees with 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 Lourie 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.
Duration about 4 -5 hours, 12km.
Good to know
- Minimum age 8years
- Difficulty: Easy to moderate
- Duration: About 4 -5 hours, 12km
- Entrance permits
- GoVertical guides
- Hikers picnic consisting of GoVertical’s summit sandwiches - farm style bread with a generous filling of salad, cold meat and cheese
- Transport to Diepwalle Forest station car park (can be arranged as an optional extra)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Small day backpack
- Hiking boots or trainers
- Comfortable clothes
- Insect repellent
- Warm weather proof jacket
- Juice and energy snacks or sweets
- Comfortable clothing to hike in
- Hiking boots or trainers
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Just finished the Drakensberg Grand Traverse with GoVertical. What a wonderful experience. Garth's passion and knowledge of the Drakensberg is legendary. Ill definitely see you again for a trek in the Garden Route.
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