The Knysna Forest is world famous for its magical beauty, dark and mystical recesses and giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods, some of which are almost a thousand years old. It has achieved a mythical and permanent place in South African literature. SANParks offers Forest Timber Camping Decks in the heart of the forest. Set in a landscape of beautiful beaches and rocky headlands, shimmering lakes, green pastures and jagged mountains, the Knysna Forest Camping Decks affords the visitor an opportunity to feel at one with nature. Situated in the Diepwalle Forest area, guests can sleep over and enjoy some of the best day walks, mountain cycle routes that take you into the heart of the Knysna Forest, bird watching, picnic sites and scenic view points. The decks accommodate a three-man tent with braai and dining areas, and have electric points. There are many cultural and historical Sites in the area, including the Millwood Goldfields, the Diepwalle Guest House and the Diepwalle Big Tree. Hiking and walking trails provide educational and spiritual fulfillment by bringing you close to nature.

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Camping
Rates from: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Very Large
Max No of Guests: 60
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Knysna2040
Nearest Major City Port Elizabeth260210
Nearest Major Airport Port Elizabeth International Airport270220
Nearest Hospital Life Knysna Hospital2045

Park / Reserve

Garden Route National Park Please click to view



Walking Safari


Cultural Tour
History tour



Disabled facilities
10 x Campsites
Electric Power Points
Barbecue Facilities


Communal Ablution
Cellphone Reception

This Experience

Safari type

Something Different

Specialist Species

Whales and Dolphins
Knysna Seahorse

Malaria area


Suitable for

Solo Travellers
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