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Lovely forest walk

We spend a very relaxed, serene day at Krisjan se Nek and further to Jubilee Creek and even got to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gerhardpienaar
Excellent hiking trail!

This forest trail is magnificent! We loved being guided through the forest and learning about the... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
sheenasian
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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.
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Krisjan-se-Nek | Bibby's Hoek Goldfields, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a very relaxed, serene day at Krisjan se Nek and further to Jubilee Creek and even got to see a "Knysna Loerie". The Dalene Mathee Memorial and Great Yellow Wood Tree is easy to reach, well kept and there are well marked hiking...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank gerhardpienaar
Reviewed April 1, 2019

This forest trail is magnificent! We loved being guided through the forest and learning about the trees. Lovely waterfalls and pools too!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sheenasian
Reviewed May 28, 2018

It is where you do find peace. The serenity feels "Holy" Ons can stay a whole day or as Dalene a lifetime. Eternity. The Calm Giant of looks over you forever

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank disaster2015
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

At this site you will be able to see the Dalene Memorial and the OLD yellow wood tree named in honor of Dalene Matthee. We also did the 3km trail, Circles in the Forrest. It is a beautiful trail in the forrest, lots of trees...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MarietLange
Reviewed January 7, 2018

If you have come to see the memorial, then you should know the author and her books. For us this was a passing visit on our way to Jubilee Creek. We went to the picnic area and had a brunch. Lovely water flowing next to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JaypeeD
Reviewed December 13, 2017

a good historical site to tick-off and see the beautiful big yellowwood in good condition. worth a visit. lovely picnic sight close by. there is a R28 per adult entrance fee payable at the entrance gate. the gate closes at 17h30, so keep a check...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MoccaJava
Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JacksBettysBay
Reviewed April 7, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hotchefs
Reviewed January 21, 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank EL1802
Reviewed October 10, 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michelle_RQ
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