Garden Route Forests

The Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers and golden beaches. Show on Map

Destinations in Garden Route


The Big Tree

Where? Storms River
With a name that doesn’t leave much to the imagination, The Big Tree is exactly what it claims to be. This giant Outeniqua Yellowwood (Podocarpus Falcatus) is a magnificent part of creation, being some 1 000 ...

Harkerville Forest Flora Trail

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Discover the beauty of the Garden Route and its lush forested countryside on the Harkerville Forest Flora Trail. This is an easy trail of one kilometre that takes only an hour to complete. It is perfect as an ...

Forest Buzzard Trail

Where? George
Start: Witfontein forestry station, Witfontein Nature Reserve, north of George Finish: Witfontein Nature Reserve Duration: 2.2 km Fitness: easy, ideal for children Our tip: for those after a more arduous ...

Horse Riding in the Knysna Forest

Where? Knysna
Daily Horse Rides in Knysna forest at Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch where well-trained and cared for horses welcome you from the green pastures! Twice daily, visitors go on an unforgettable forest ...

Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Where? Knysna
Start: Goldfield State Forest Krisjanse-Nek picnic site (at the Dalene Matthee memorial), near Knysna Finish: Krisjanse-Nek picnic site Duration: 3 km – 9 km Fitness: moderate Our tip: look out for the ...

The Storms River Suspension Bridge

Where? Storms Riverms
The suspension bridge that hangs over the red-brown waters of the Storms River Mouth spans 77 metres and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Tsitsikamma region of the Eastern Cape. ...

The Elephant Walk

Where? Knysna
Start: Diepwalle Forest Station, near Knysna Finish: Diepwalle Forest Station Duration: 20 km, roughly 7 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: you can get your walking permit from the office at ...

Jubilee Creek

Where? Knysna
Jubilee Creek sits in the Knysna Forest and is most outstanding picnic spot you could imagine. The fresh green grass in the forest clearings sit on the edge of a stream and create an atmosphere that is hard to ...

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