Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

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Following an old mining path along the Forest Creek, the Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail beckons hikers to explore the loveliness of the Goudveld Forest. This genuine forest experience is suitable for families and people of all ages, offering two trail options starting at Krisjan-se-Nek.

Feel dwarfed as you pass the towering 600-year old Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. You can almost hear them whisper Oupoot, the name of the long lost heroine and matriarch elephant made famous by Dalene Matthee.

This is truly the heart of the Knysna indigenous forest typified by giant Yellowwood trees, three-metre high tree ferns, Red-billed Wood-hoopoe, babbling streams, ancient ironwood trees, arum lilies, colourful mushroom and bracket fungi. Evidence of baboon, bush pig, porcupine and bushbuck can be seen everywhere. Keep glancing up to the treetops and you might spot a Knysna loerie.

Formerly called the Woodcutters Trail, this route is named after one of Dalene Mattheeā€™s famous novels. The three and nine kilometre trails range from easy to moderate and are manageable for anyone over the age of five.

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Lost in a forest - The walk is absolutely spectacular. But make very sure before hand of directions, this walk is badly marked and the map given is of no real use.

Tania Harmzen
South Africa

Find the trail head first - They have a nice website but it would be so useful to have GPS co-ordinates of the trail head. To get there trying to use a Google map is 'mission impossible'.

Bevan Jennings

Accommodation near Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R400
1 night, 2 adults

Woodcutters Forest Cottages

Sleeps 6 Rheenendal Self-catering in Rheenendal
3.75km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Woodcutters Forest Cottages features two beautiful cottages on the edge of the Knysna forest. It is ...

from R300
1 night, 2 adults

The Space Between

Sleeps 120 Rheenendal Tented Camp in Rheenendal
5.23km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

The Space Between is situated on the edge of Knysna forest, this basic tented camp site is ideal for...

from R1,400
1 night, 2 adults

Quinta da Montanha

Sleeps 4 Rheenendal Self-catering in Rheenendal
5.91km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Quinta da Montanha offers a lovely wedding venue and accommodation and the textures and views are pe...

from R1,500
1 night, 2 adults

Quinta da Montanha

Sleeps 4 Rheenendal Self-catering, Rheenendal Country House in Rheenendal
5.97km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

This luxury self-catering cottage is private and peaceful, a retreat sleeping atop the hills of Kny...

from R527
1 night, 2 adults

Homtini Guest Farm

Sleeps 29 Rheenendal Self-catering, Rheenendal Tented Camp in Rheenendal
7.83km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Homtini Guest Farm, with its stunning views of the Outeniqua Mountains, is a 90-hectare working farm...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Lazy Leopard Forest Retreat

Sleeps 8 Rheenendal Self-catering in Rheenendal
7.93km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Lazy Leopard Forest Retreat is a self-catering getaway in Knysna; the centre of the Garden Route. Th...

from R1,800
1 night, 2 adults

191 Nirvana

Sleeps 18 Rheenendal Self-catering in Rheenendal
7.93km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

191 Nirvana is a unique luxury self-catering accommodation establishment. The accommodation consists...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

The Loft

Sleeps 2 Rheenendal Self-catering in Rheenendal
7.93km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

The Loft is a beautiful, non-smoking, self-catering loft cottage with a deck overlooking fields, for...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Portland Manor

Sleeps 56 Rheenendal Country House in Rheenendal
7.93km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

ortland Manor Country Estate nestles in the foothills of the majestic Outeniqua mountains, just 15 k...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Fern Gully Forest Cabins

Sleeps 14 Rheenendal Bed and Breakfast in Rheenendal
9.24km from Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Forest cabins fully equipped and furnished for self-catering accommodation. In the country on the ro...

 
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Tania Harmzen - 21 June 2013