The Garden of Eden is a walking route set in the lush, green Knysna indigenous forest. It does not really qualify as a hiking trail but because it is situated next to the N2 it is a great place to stretch your legs or to take a drive there for a relaxing stroll.
The route is a short board walk through the beautiful indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself; absolutely beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage, ferns and 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 or have a picnic . There is water and ablution facilities, so it is a great place to stop if you have been on the road for a while.
Distance: Two loops of about 500m (Red and Green) or one big loop of about 1km.
Permits/Costs: R12/adult, R7/child. There is a small office at the entrance. Outside office hours you are allowed to enter and do the walk.