Kologha Forest Walks

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kologha indigenous forest waterfallsStep into a different world, one unspoiled by man and revel in the natural beauty of the Khologha Forest. This pristine indigenous forest is the second largest natural forest in South Africa after the Knysna Forest.

A choice of three beautiful walks start and end at the sheltered picnic area which is well equipped with braai places, tables and benches, a lappa and safe parking. The sound of trickling water constantly follows the Blue Route which is the shortest route. Crossing streams and rising quite sharply in some places, the path meanders for 1.5km leading to 3 stunning waterfalls. In the drier winter months they flow gently, but after the summer rains they often form spectacular torrents.

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The 7km Yellow Route winds along sheltered paths to higher up the hillside. Passing two striking waterfalls along the way, the route then turns back downwards through a different habitat before arriving at the forestry road leading back to the car park and picnic site.

For those wishing for a longer days walk, the Red Routes is a must. It twists and turns for 17km and commands some dramatic scenery with a magnificent view point mid way. Each route is clearly marked with coloured footprints.

Another excellent option for exploring the area is to take the horse and mountain bike trail. With marvelous viewpoints, spots to stop and rest, the tranquility and natural beauty of the indigenous forest is guaranteed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.