Garden Route – Greater Knysna and Environs
About the Birding
The town of Knysna is synonymous with its Forest and it is, indeed, the largest stretch of Afro-Montane Forest in the country. There are a number of good spots to access the rich birdlife that calls the forest home, such as the Kringe in die Bos walking trail (-33.9168, 22.958).
About the Birding Site
Three different bird species, a Warbler, a Woodpecker and a Turaco, all point to the town of Knysna and the diverse birding it has to offer. Wrapped around a magnificent lagoon and separated from the Indian Ocean by the dramatic Knysna Heads, it has something to offer for the whole family including the offer of pelagic birding.
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Tel: +27 (0)44 8771197
Kringe in die Bos – GPS Coordinates -33.9166, 22.9582
Time +- 4 hours
Permits and maps available from the boom gate access point (use your wild card). The trail is not wheelchair friendly, but a good selection of birds may be found within the picnic site. Bathrooms are available at the picnic site.