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Circles in the Forest

Goldfield State Forest, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 389 0129
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Forest experience

Hiked the shorter route with two youngsters who appreciated so much being immersed in the forest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil S
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Knysna, South Africa
Silence is golden

The coolness of a forest floor together with fresh smells of nature is what nobody should miss out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
disaster2015
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Roodepoort, South Africa
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“dalene matthee” (13 reviews)
“picnic site” (4 reviews)
“braai area” (3 reviews)
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Goldfield State Forest, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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+27 44 389 0129
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"dalene matthee"
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"picnic site"
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"braai area"
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"shorter walk"
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"tree canopy"
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"trail starts"
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"wear proper shoes"
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"brilliant morning"
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"great walk"
in 6 reviews
"circular route"
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"moderate fitness"
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"touch with nature"
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"easy walk"
in 5 reviews
"hiking trail"
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"fairy tale"
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"gravel road"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked the shorter route with two youngsters who appreciated so much being immersed in the forest. Highly recommended for the giant yellowoods and the tree ferns in pafrticular.

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The coolness of a forest floor together with fresh smells of nature is what nobody should miss out on

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Had a great walk through the forest with a family of 4. Did the 9km route and was treated to numerous sightings of Knysna Louries . The walk is easy with the odd steep spot but will within even my somewhat less than fit abilities....More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We did the 3 Km trail with our kids today and they just loved it. For a boy aged 6 and his twin sisters aged 3, it was quite an adventure which fanned the flames of their young imaginations. There were fairies, trolls under the...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Being a big fan of Dalene Matthee I particularly enjoyed this walk. The forest is thick and beautiful and the 3km trail is just enough for a novice hiker. A bit slippery, but keeps you on your toes.

Thank Nadine S
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Terrible with a capital T! If you suffer from any joint pain or do not have the stamina and balance of a mountain goat on steroids then give this place a miss. Muddy wet leaf covered paths with tree routes just to ensure a guaranteed...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I'm not crazy about hiking, though I have done my share of hikes in places like Canada, Nepal and the Amazon. To me, a good hike provides rewards beyond exhaustion. A beautiful view, a hidden waterfall, rare animals etc. Circles didn't really offer any of...More

Thank marcmorian
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

We walked the 9km trail in 2 hours and 25 minutes. Wildlife was heard rather than seen, but we did see a large family of baboons towards the end of the walk. The walk starts out as more challenging than it becomes so don't be...More

Thank Peter41sax
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

The perfect family outing: we trailed the 3km option leaving the 9km route for the next time we are back in Knysna. The forest canopy reaches majestically into the sky...huge stinkwoods plus several other magnificent species, yellowwoods, that are hundreds and hundreds...and hundreds of years...More

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Overcast and drizzling, but it was our last day in the area and decided to go anyway! The highlight of our trip so far. 3km fairly easy walking in a magical place. The tree canopy protected us from the drizzle and we stayed fairly dry....More

Thank Dorianne G
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Helen B
October 27, 2016|
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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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