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Business name: King Edward VII Picnic Site
CATEGORY:: Activities
Type: Picnic Spot
About (Owner’s description): In the heart of the Outeniqua forests of the Garden Route lies the beautiful King Edward VII Picnic Site. The Big Tree, also known as the King Edward VII tree, is a famous landmark and visitor attraction near the Diepwalle Forest Station. This giant Outeniqua yellowwood (Podocarpus falcatus) tree is more than 800 years old and is one of the few giant trees left after the unsustainable method of tree harvesting was stopped in 1939.

There are a number of secluded picnic tables and benches with barbecue facilities, all nestled within the splendour of tall, lush trees and forest ferns. Water & bush toilet are also available to picnickers.

There is also a short 450m circular forest walk here. Following a wooden boardwalk, this walk is wheelchair and baby push car friendly. The 8km (circular) White Elephant Hiking Trail also passes through here if you want to do a longer trail. The Elephant Hiking Trail requires a permit, which you can obtain from the boom (when manned) or from the Diepwalle Forestry Station

A minimal fee is required for the picnic area during the tourist season and there is a control boom.

How to get there: 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 15.8km and take the turnoff at the control boom to the left.

Photo credit: The Knysna Elephants and Forests
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Contact Person: SANParks
Street Address: R339
Town: Knysna
Region: Garden Route, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (44) 302-5600
Garden Route Meander Office Use Only
Registration Date: Sep 24, 2014
First Name: Garden Route Meander
Last Name: Office Use Only
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