Adventure Forest, Fungi, And Elephant Trails
Ancient Elephant Trail
The Knysna forest elephants are not a myth. Howard is one of a handful of humans who has seen them with his own eyes. While he can't guarantee they'll appear, he can show you their scat, where they scratch, and tell you all about the life of the herds in the forests they traverse. You may also see evidence of active baboons, civets, caracal (rooikat), porcupine & bush pigs while you're tracking the ellies. Enchanting!
The mature, Afromontane forests of the area are the native home to a host of stunning feathered creatures. High in the canopy, the red-winged Knysna lourie, Rameron pigeon, wood owl, Narina trogon & Knysna scrub warbler reside. The mountain buzzard, Cape eagle owl, and crowned eagle frequent the forests and nearby mountains. Howard will point them out in hand signals and a husky whisper designed not to disturb.
Fungi foraging in the forest
Are you curious about the ways the forest can feed and heal you? Take a walk in the hills and valleys of the Knysna forests with Howard, a FGASA-registered guide to find out about the myriad of fungi that grows on fallen trees and their medicinal properties and which are edible and how to cook them.