Elephant Walk – Diepwalle Forest

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Elephant Walk – Diepwalle Forests


Enter the cool depths of the peaceful Knysna Forest and spend 4-5 hours hiking below the giant trees, their canopy far above you. The walk through the forest is relaxing and a great escape from the sun on a hot day.

On this route that winds through indigenous forest and crosses natural streams, you can stop to admire Giant Outeniqua Yellow Wood trees, estimated to be over 600 years old. The beautiful but elusive Narina Trogon as well as the Knysna Lourie are just two of the abundant forest birds to look out for on your walk, while the dainty bush buck are plentiful and often found grazing at the forest edges.
Duration –about 4 -5 hours, 12km


• Minimum age 8yrs
• Difficulty –easy to moderate
• Duration –about 4 -5 hours, 12km

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Provider: GoVertical Mountaineering & Trekking
Duration: 5 hours
When: All year round
Where: Diepwalle Forest Station. GPS Co ordinates -33.9489, 23.1569
Weather: Weather dependant service
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing to hike in, Hiking boots or trainers
Things to Bring: Small Day Backpack • Hiking boots or trainers • Comfortable clothes • Sun screen • Insect repellent • A hat • A warm weather proof jacket • A camera • Juice and energy snacks or sweets
Guests or Spectators: Only paying guests allowed


  • Minimum Age: 8 years
  • Minimum Height: 0.0 m
  • Maximum Height: 0.0 m
  • Fitness Level: Average
  • QualificationsNot Applicable
  • Maximum Weight: 0.0 kg
  • Certification: None Required
  • Experience Level: No Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Entrance Permits
  • GoVertical guides
  • Hikers picnic consisting of GoVertical’s Summit sandwiches – farm style bread with a generous filling of salad, cold meat and cheese
  • Transport to Diepwalle Forest Station car park.