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Dalene Matthee Memorial

Krisjan-se-Nek | Bibby's Hoek Goldfields, Knysna 6576, South Africa
+27 44 877 0046
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Take time if you visit....

We stopped off on the way back from Milwood, but wish that it was earlier in the day as there is a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
African_Albatross
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Cape Town
RIP Dalene

Visited the memorial next to one of the largest trees I have ever seen. Had a walk and braai with... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Hotchefs
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Dalene Matthee, author of 13 books, is best known for her four "Forest books" on the Knysna Forest: Circles in a Forest, Fiela's Child, The Mulberry Forest and Dreamforest.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“yellow wood” (3 reviews)
“big tree” (3 reviews)
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Krisjan-se-Nek | Bibby's Hoek Goldfields, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We stopped off on the way back from Milwood, but wish that it was earlier in the day as there is a forest walk that starts from the memorial and the 880 year old Outeniqua Yellowwood that towers 40m over the memorial. A tranquil and...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited the memorial next to one of the largest trees I have ever seen. Had a walk and braai with friends and family in Jubilee creek. What a stunning and peaceful place to go and sit next to the creek and enjoy family time. Very...More

Thank Hotchefs
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A visit to this mystical forest and one can easily see what inspired Dalene Matthee's writings. A magestic 880+ year old yellow wood towers over the monument, nature at its very best. Pack a picnic and take the time to visit if in the area.

Thank EL1802
Reviewed 10 October 2016

An interesting memorial at the base of a spectacular 900 year old Outeniqua yellowwood tree. This place has a spiritual quality and it is worth a visit to quietly contemplate the forest and Dalene Matthee's contribution to both its history and its preservation.

Thank Michelle_RQ
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a must for nature-lovers and especially those that have a love for literature. The big tree is awesome and the shorter trails are beautiful. If you love walking through indigenous forests then this will be a great experience. However, if it has been...More

Thank bobbyvdm
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I understand why Dalene spent so much here this place is peaceful and soul soothing. beautiful memorial

Thank LataniFi
Reviewed 4 August 2016

So many historical places of interest fall victim to vandalism so it was reassuring to see this beautifully set out and maintained memorial. I was forced to read Dalene Matthee’s Kringe in ‘n Bos as an Afrikaans setwork book in senior school. I have since...More

Thank DavidHFox
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Amazing to visit this calm and tranquil setting. Clean setting and lovely picnic site with braai facilities and toilets.

Thank JLMKruger
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

If you know off the Author Dalene Mathee then this place will hold a special meaning for you. Just wish there were more information for those unaware of the significance Dalene has in the Afrikaans literary history.

Thank Leon F
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We stopped at the memorial after our jubilee creek visit. Not much to see except the very impressive Kalander tree, which is one of the last one (of it's size) left in the forrest.

Thank Lian L
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