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Garden of Eden

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Address: N2, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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The walk follows over 1km of wooden board walks and bridges across streams...

The walk follows over 1km of wooden board walks and bridges across streams and is entirely wheelchair friendly and ideal for the elderly wanting to visit the forest. There is a number of wooden benches and tables along the trail to sit, snack, picnic or enjoy your 'padkos'. Water and ablution facilities.

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Lovely walk in the forest

This is a nice place to go for a walk in the forest. The trees are very impressive and one walks on a very well maintained boardwalk. It's not a long walk but very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dakar, Senegal
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience has been very well thought out. The walking bridge that takes you down to the bottom of the forest floor and then back to the top is ingenious. Great array of birds and nice staff to ask questions to. Well worth the money.

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Thank randelt2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birds in a tent as big that when you walk you forget that you are not in free nature. Really an amazing collection of different species of the birds from South Africa.

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Thank Gerard Z
Cape Town South Africa
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Garden of Eden so many times before and it was always magical to walk through seeing all the ferns and lush garden. Almost something as I would imagine the amazon rain forest being like. But this time we were very disappointed 😢. Most of the ferns have died because of the drought. The wooden info boards... More 

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Thank Anneke123
Canada
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308 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go for a walk in the forest. The trees are very impressive and one walks on a very well maintained boardwalk. It's not a long walk but very pleasant. We spent less than an hour there but enjoyed it. The entrance costs 40 ZAR for foreign visitors.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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389 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vast space is closed with the net. The most interesting part is toward the end, where are the flamingos and other floating birds, so count your time properly!

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Thank Zeituni
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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160 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nature resercve is managed by South African national parksboard and as such we were able to use our wildcard membership to gain access into the park. For other tourists, there is a nominal entry fee. There is a beautiful raised boardwalk which has been covered with wire mesh to ensure that it is not slippery. The walk takes you... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stopped off here for a break and enjoyed the tranquillity of this place. Raised boardwalk allows you to walk through a small forest and hopefully catch a glimpse of some wildlife. Some birds but not much else on our day but it was the afternoon on a hot day so maybe depends on when you visit. Does... More 

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Thank Kilwinnkie
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the beautiful small nature reserve on our way to Plettenbergbay. Although the garden is small it gives one a great idea of what the larger forest look and feel is like. There are great examples of yellow wood trees, stinkers, assegai and lots more.

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Thank Clinton C
Wervershoof, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Reading other comments we were surprised we did not see any birds whilst visiting this small national park. It was rather disappointing and the small group of monkeys made thr trip a bit worthwhile.

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Thank Whaledreamer
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is by far the best National Parks chalet we have ever used. A great place to stop and thoroughly rest-up for a couple of days when on a garden route trip. Check-in is at the kiosk at the entrance of Garden of Eden on the N2 just a few minutes from Knysna. Must check-in no later than 17h00, at... More 

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