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Taking a walk

At this site you will be able to see the Dalene Memorial and the OLD yellow wood tree named in... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
MarietLange
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Boksburg, South Africa
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worth a tick off

a good historical site to tick-off and see the beautiful big yellowwood in good condition. worth a... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
MoccaJava
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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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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Krisjan-se-Nek | Bibby's Hoek Goldfields, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank disaster2015
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MarietLange
Reviewed 7 January 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JaypeeD
Reviewed 13 December 2017

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...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MoccaJava
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JacksBettysBay
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited the memorial next to one of the largest trees I have ever seen. Had a walk and braai with friends and family in Jubilee creek. What a stunning and peaceful place to go and sit next to the creek and enjoy family time. Very...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hotchefs
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A visit to this mystical forest and one can easily see what inspired Dalene Matthee's writings. A magestic 880+ year old yellow wood towers over the monument, nature at its very best. Pack a picnic and take the time to visit if in the area.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank EL1802
Reviewed 11 October 2016

An interesting memorial at the base of a spectacular 900 year old Outeniqua yellowwood tree. This place has a spiritual quality and it is worth a visit to quietly contemplate the forest and Dalene Matthee's contribution to both its history and its preservation.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michelle_RQ
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a must for nature-lovers and especially those that have a love for literature. The big tree is awesome and the shorter trails are beautiful. If you love walking through indigenous forests then this will be a great experience. However, if it has been...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank bobbyvdm
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I understand why Dalene spent so much here this place is peaceful and soul soothing. beautiful memorial

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank LataniFi
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