Knysna, Located along South Africa`s famous Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth is famous for its lush forests, which attract nature and outdoor enthusiasts from across the world.

Some of the tall yellowwood trees in the area are around 800 years old. Other prominent tree species include stinkwood and the pink-flowered Cape chestnut. Knysna offers endless forest walks and hiking trails, exploring the area on horseback is also an option if you don`t fancy doing so on foot.

In the forest of Knysna there are a wide variety of attractions including rivers, waterfalls and a mass of flora amid the giant trees and various antelope species roam the forests during the day while the Knysna loerie, amongst others, with its distinctive white-tipped crest is a big draw for bird enthusiasts.

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