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SANParks Knysna Lakes Section

2 reviews
Self Catering
  • Capacity: 36 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Knysna Lakes Section, Garden Route National Park, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R358 per night (for 2 people)

Description

The Knysna Forest is world famous for its magical beauty, dark and mystical retreats and giant Outeniqua yellowwoods, some of which are more than 1000-years old. Other prominent tree species include stinkwood and the pink-flowered Cape chestnut. It has achieved a mythical and permanent place in South African literature through the works of writer Dalene Matthee who found inspiration for numerous novels in the heart of the forest.

The name Knysna, a Khoi word, is most popularly thought to mean ‘place of ferns’, in reference to the dense forests. During the early parts of the 19th century, the Knysna forest was home to hundreds of elephants. This period however, was witness to a growing market for ivory and habitat transformation so that by 1890, the once large elephant population was virtually wiped out, leaving only four remnant populations. Today it is believed that only a few isolated individuals roam these dense forests. Today these forests offer endless walks and hiking trails including a wide selection of cycling routes.

Set amid the treetops of the Diepwalle Forest, the Diepwalle Forest Camp is an elevated camp that affords the visitor an opportunity to feel at one with the forest while providing that perfect balance of outdoor living and basic amenities which the ardent camper will love.

The Harkerville Treetop Chalet has 2 double rooms, each with its own bathroom and sleeps 4 in comfort. This magical hideaway is tucked away at the head of a wide valley situated in the Harkerville forest. From this vantage point you can bird watch, botanise, explore the walking trails close by or hop on your bike for an exhilarating cycle through the forest.

Discover rivers, waterfalls and a mass of flora amid giant indigenous trees. Bird watchers should keep a lookout for the famous Knysna turaco with its distinctive white-tipped crest.

Features

Braai Area
Secure Parking

Facilities

  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Self Catering

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Mountain Biking

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Game Viewing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking

Review Summary

4.6 out of 5from 2 reviews for SANParks Knysna Lakes Section
Cleanliness
4.5/5
Service
4.5/5
Location
5.0/5
Safety
4.5/5
Value for money
4.5/5

Location

  • Knysna Lakes Section, Garden Route National Park, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape
  • Guests think SANParks Knysna Lakes Section is in an excellent location
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From R358
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  • Capacity: 36 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Knysna Lakes Section, Garden Route National Park, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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