Circles in the Forest, Knysna

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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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  • What a magical place. Beautiful indigenous Knysna forest. Lots of birds, clean water stream and a leisure walk suitable for almost anyone.  more »
  • A lovely walk between the trees in the forest. It is quite moist, so be sure to wear hiking shoes / comfortable shoes, especially if planning to do the full route.  more »
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