Dalene Matthee Memorial

Dalene Matthee Memorial, Knysna

Dalene Matthee Memorial
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Dalene Matthee, author of 13 books, is best known for her four "Forest books" on the Knysna Forest: Circles in a Forest, Fiela's Child, The Mulberry Forest and Dreamforest.
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lucygF457WH
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa46 contributions
Beatiful homage to a great writer
Oct 2020
It was a lovely drive to the memorial (in the nature reserve, so there is a entrance fee to the area). The big tree and memorial stone are a beautiful homage to Dalene Mathee. Flush toilets and a lovely picnic area and short walks are available from the memorial.
Written 15 November 2020
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NomadsNature
Pretoria, South Africa203 contributions
Another forest king towers above the area.
Oct 2020
A small memorial stone was erected in this acclaimed author's memory because of her love of the Knysna forest.
Written 14 October 2020
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Keiskama
Port Elizabeth, South Africa13 contributions
A piece of history
Oct 2019
Beautiful area to visit. We were so inspired by our visit that we even watched the movie, "Fiela se kind" on DVD that evening.
Written 25 October 2019
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Gerhard
11 contributions
Lovely forest walk
Jun 2019
We spend a very relaxed, serene day at Krisjan se Nek and further to Jubilee Creek and even got to see a "Knysna Loerie". The Dalene Mathee Memorial and Great Yellow Wood Tree is easy to reach, well kept and there are well marked hiking trails in the area for the fit and not-so-fit. Bring your picnic basket and relax in the forests that made Circles in the Forest a masterpiece.
Written 7 August 2019
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Sheena OKeeffe
Port Elizabeth, South Africa5 contributions
Excellent hiking trail!
Mar 2019 • Friends
This forest trail is magnificent! We loved being guided through the forest and learning about the trees. Lovely waterfalls and pools too!
Written 1 April 2019
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disaster2015
Roodepoort, South Africa24 contributions
Last resting place
Jun 2017 • Family
It is where you do find peace. The serenity feels "Holy" Ons can stay a whole day or as Dalene a lifetime. Eternity.
The Calm Giant of looks over you forever
Written 28 May 2018
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MarietLange
Boksburg, South Africa39 contributions
Taking a walk
Mar 2018 • Friends
At this site you will be able to see the Dalene Memorial and the OLD yellow wood tree named in honor of Dalene Matthee. We also did the 3km trail, Circles in the Forrest. It is a beautiful trail in the forrest, lots of trees and greenery. This literally feels like Circles in the forrest. The trail gives you some insight into the location ideas of her books. Worth doing the trail. Some fitness needed as there are a few uphills. Bring water with. There is also a 9km trail but I would say the 3km is adequate to get the feeling. Bathrooms at the SanParks reception/entrance boom. R25 entrance per person.
Written 4 March 2018
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JaypeeD
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa54 contributions
More to come
Nov 2017 • Family
If you have come to see the memorial, then you should know the author and her books. For us this was a passing visit on our way to Jubilee Creek. We went to the picnic area and had a brunch. Lovely water flowing next to the picnic area and lots of walks in the forest, so if in the area take advantage of this little extra.
Written 7 January 2018
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MoccaJava
Port Elizabeth, South Africa288 contributions
worth a tick off
Dec 2017 • Couples
a good historical site to tick-off and see the beautiful big yellowwood in good condition. worth a visit. lovely picnic sight close by. there is a R28 per adult entrance fee payable at the entrance gate. the gate closes at 17h30, so keep a check on the time.
Written 13 December 2017
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Laura Brown
Betty's Bay, South Africa111 contributions
Take time if you visit....
May 2017 • Couples
We stopped off on the way back from Milwood, but wish that it was earlier in the day as there is a forest walk that starts from the memorial and the 880 year old Outeniqua Yellowwood that towers 40m over the memorial. A tranquil and peaceful spot with toilet facilities as well. Before you go do read one of her books about the Knysna Forest - they are a glimpse of a South African past that no-one alive now will remember.
Written 15 June 2017
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