Circles in the Forest, Knysna

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Take a hike along Circles in the Forest, a 9 km (5.59 mi) walking trail through lush, shady woodland. The route includes numerous picnic sites along the way, as well as a popular swimming spot where a waterfall runs into a secluded pool surrounded by tall ferns. Well-maintained wooden bridges arching over numerous little streams--pause here to spot an array of different creatures, including frogs and fish. Note the memorial at the trailhead to author Dalene Matthee, best known for her Forest Novels, written in the area around Knysna. Take a look at our Knysna trip maker app to schedule your visit to Circles in the Forest and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We chose the 9 km trail, (rated moderate) as we are reasonably fit 65 year olds. The trail takes you down into a deep ravine where a lovely waterfall into a deep pond surrounded by beautiful ferns...  more »
  • I did this walk with my two elderly parents who are used to walking but find some hikes challenging - this one was perfect, just the right level of challenge, cool because it's in the forest, and...  more »
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