Along the South Coast of South Africa lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, home to the Garden Route National Park. A mosaic of ecosystems, it encompasses the world renowned Tsitsikamma and Wilderness sections, the Knysna Lake section, a variety of mountain catchment, Southern Cape indigenous forest and associated Fynbos areas.
A new self-drive historical/cultural route in the Knysna forest has launched thanks to SANParks, the Knysna Historical Society and various stakeholders. The Rooted in Time self-drive journey will transport you back into a time where elephants roamed, forest trains toiled and where the sound of woodcutters axes could still be heard echoing through the undergrowth.
On the 5 hour self-drive route you will get to visit Templeman Station, Diepwalle Forest Station, Forest Legends Museum, Suzie Steam Engine, Old Forester’s House, King Edward VII Big Tree, Veldbroeksdraai, Spitskop View Point, Dal van Varings, and the San Ambroso Chapel Museum.You will also enjoy a long drive through the fresh green forest via Kom-se-Pad during which you can park the car and read about the Forest Elephants and famous author Dalene Matthee.
For the complete route description and more information, View/Download ‘Rooted in Time’ Brochure (pdf)