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Take a different turn

Few visitors venture off the beaten N2 into Knysna’s rainforest. Justin Fox opts for the Forest Timber Camping Decks at Diepwalle over the Garden Route’s tourist glitz.

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Just east of Knysna, I turned off the N2 onto the R339, bound for the deep forest. After half an hour of climbing along a rough road, I reached Diepwalle, a remote SANParks forest station and camp tucked away in the heart of Knysna’s subtropical backwoods. My accommodation comprised of a raised deck with a lean-to eating area, a braai spot and a platform to pitch my tent.

The beautiful rocky coastline at Kranshoek.

 

Forest timber camping decks at Diepwalle.

 

A dwarf chameleon at Diepwalle.

 

Ranger Wilfred Oraai has lived in the Knysna Forest for 29 years.

 

 

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