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Address: Krisjan-se-Nek | Bibby's Hoek Goldfields, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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Dalene Matthee, author of 13 books, is best known for her four "Forest...

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.

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Mystical

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
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George, South Africa
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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 raining a lot then the trail will be very muddy so come prepared! We were... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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

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Thank LataniFi
Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 re-read Kringe, as well as her other forest novels, Moerbeibos and Fiela se Kind, and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

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

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Springs, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We come here often to just relax and reflect on life. Being in the heart of the forest. Felling what this great author felt when writing and researching for her books. I am yet to walk the 9km, but I have done the shorter Circles in the Forest trail and it is well worth it. The memorial is clean and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

A must if you are a Dalene Matthee fan. You will instantly understand how the Forest inspired her. It's peaceful but somehow gave us a mysterious feeling as we walked into the forest. Wish we had more time to do one of the walking trails.

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