This wide strip of dense timberland, which includes Diepwalle Forest, Garden of Eden, Goudveld Forest, Groeneweide Nature Walk and Jubilee Creek, covers a total of 60 500 ha on the southern slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains between Mossel Bay and the Krom River near Humansdorp

The Animals to be found in this forested wonderland include one last surviving cow belonging to the famous Knysna elephant herd, leopard, bushpig, baboon, vervet monkey honey badger, bushbuck and blue duiker. But it is for their trees and the birdlife they support that these forests are most noteworthy Species include stinkwood, kalander, kershout, hard pear, white pear, yellowwood, assegai and the pink-flowered Cape chestnut.

The colourful Knysna lourie, the Narina trogon, wood owl, Rameron pigeon and Knysna scrub warbler are among the birds that live in the high forest canopy. The mountain buzzard, Cape eagle owl and crowned eagle can also be seen in the forests and surrounding mountains.

Knysna Indigenous Forest Knysna Indigenous Forest


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