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Valley of Ferns Picnic Site

Sunset reflections over a tidal pool

Situated in a little valley with open grass spaces and quiet shaded picnic spots, this is tranquillity itself. There is a short 450m walk in the forest under giant tree ferns, across small trickling streams and past moss meadows that invite you to lie down and experience the tranquillity . The forest walk tends to be quite moist so be careful on the slippery roots and logs. Another option is to walk up to Spitskop nearby, there is a gravel road leading up across the main road from the picnic site. You can also drive up if your vehicle has sufficient clearance. 
Take your camera!

Facilities: Wooden tables and benches, braai (fire) facilities, water and bush toilets.

Managed by: SANParks

Permits/Costs: Self issue permit, no costs.

Contact Numbers: Thesen Island Office – 044 302 5600

Directions: From Knysna take the N2 towards Plettenberg Bay. About 4km from Knysna take the R339 Uniondale turnoff to the left and follow this road for 25.2km and you’ll see a turnoff and the picnic site on your right, beneath the road.

Coordinates: S33 54.842 E23 08.583

Please preserve our environment for our posterity by not littering.