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Circles in the Forest

Goldfield State Forest, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 389 0129
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Great Hike in the Shade

Fairly easy trail with lovely tree canopy (so great in the heat of summer), including signage.Takes... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
AMCsTheatre
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Beautiful forest walk

Various options for routes, all varying in length. We did the 3km Circles in Forest walk. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
lbl-mjl
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Goldfield State Forest, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Fairly easy trail with lovely tree canopy (so great in the heat of summer), including signage.Takes less then 2 hours at a medium pace but one can take a longer 9KM trail if up to it.

Thank AMCsTheatre
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Various options for routes, all varying in length. We did the 3km Circles in Forest walk. Lovely, pretty easy, beautiful walk through the forest. Well signed throughout. We would have done the 9km if we'd have had time.

1  Thank lbl-mjl
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Largely a waste of time and money. The grave of Dalene Matthee was marginally interesting, but the forest walk was nothing special and Yellowwood giants can be seen in a number of places in the Outeniqua forests, for example near Natures Valley or the Garden...More

Thank Hekkies
Reviewed 30 April 2017

easy walk for families...a bit monotonous, but great time in the outdoors and it kicks starts a desire to walk further...

Thank cathygee75
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We took the 3km walk, there is a 9km walk available too. The sign indicates it will take 1.5 hours but my wife and I finished in 45 minutes. There are some parts that are rather steep and would not recommend it if you have...More

1  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We decided to do the 3km walk which took us approximately an hour, walking slowly. Fairly flat and not too steep at times, so you do not need to be super fit. You literally walk in the forest, but the route is clearly marked and...More

1  Thank Kaysten100
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We took the 3km walk and it took us about 50 mins. It was beautiful, the scenery is stunning. The walk gets a little steep every now and then so you need to be a little fit but it is manageable. The small walk is...More

1  Thank krallkatrin
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Kringe in die Bos was one of our prescribed books in high school,so while in Knysna we had to do the Circles in the Forest walk.There are 2 routes to choose from,a 3km and a 9 km. We did the 9km route and it was...More

Thank nadiav716
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very relaxing to walk in the forest. Trees and smell of fresh wood all around you. Tranquil. Felt recharged. Awesome walk.

Thank WWNam
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We choose to do the easy Jubilee Walk first; easy apart from the stream crossings which my wife found more difficult. Then moved on to the Circles… and headed steeply downhill on well tended pathways. At the lowest point we felt this too to be...More

Thank SmileySussex22
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Helen B
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Response from debbiesE7238HQ | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is safe from a security point of view but I never think it is a good idea to hike on your own never mind how safe. You can never predict if you will slip or fall. Therefore I would advise not to do it on your own.
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