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Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk

Off R617, Bulwer, South Africa
+27 71 419 5238
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A hidden gem but badly neglected

On the spur of the moment we turned into the road leading to the forrest. The entry area has been... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Jack B
Durban, South Africa
via mobile
Peaceful walk in search of birds

Five birders from the U.S., plus our South African guide, spent time here on our itinerary--once... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Judith D
Berkeley, California
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17 Jun 2017
“A hidden gem but badly neglected ”
26 Feb 2017
“Peaceful walk in search of birds”
Off R617, Bulwer, South Africa
+27 71 419 5238
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

On the spur of the moment we turned into the road leading to the forrest. The entry area has been badly neglected. There are no guides or proper directions only an indication of a trail. But wow what a gem of a forrest. Huge yellowwood...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Five birders from the U.S., plus our South African guide, spent time here on our itinerary--once for two hours in the afternoon and the second time very early one morning. Both times, we were the only ones on the trail. We found birds here that...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Having visited this Forest several years before I was mortified to see the state that the entrance office had degraded into. In fact nobody was even in the filthy Forest Reserve Front Office when we drove in, rather a scruffy bag, and unashamedly, was left...More

3  Thank 01CarpeDiem
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This is a short walk for a hike and a long walk for birders. Huge amount of birds including the Knysna Loerie and the indangered Cape Parrot. This was our third visit and we were fortunate to see both.

5  Thank Snakes45
Reviewed 13 June 2015

We enjoyed the easy walk along the contour path through beautiful indigenous trees. Jack Molefe, a trained guide can be contacted on 0791571475. He is keen to help people enjoy their visit to the Forest. We bought a Haleria Lucida young tree from the Wildlands...More

3  Thank midlandsfun
Reviewed 13 June 2015

a lovely days outing amongst the trees and the birds and animals. the forest tour guide is extremely well informed and has an incredible knowledge of the flora and fauna and birdlife in the forest. please leave a donation and a tip as this goes...More

1  Thank Howard S
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Although the famed Cape parrots eluded us, we enjoyed a relaxing, easy walk through this beautiful forest. It was very sad to see that locals obviously abuse it by bringing in their cows from time to time. It will most certainly benefit from investment in...More

1  Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 31 January 2015

The forest had all the birds we wanted to see, the paths are well maintained also the boardwalks, only negative was the stray rubbish. There was a team working at upgrading the reception and the nursery

2  Thank Everaerdt
Reviewed 9 November 2014

There was NO toilets in use at all. Personnel wasn't very helpful. Maybe it was because of the bad weather that day! There was no maps available and we didn't feel very safe. So sorry about that because it is such beautiful area. Unfortunately we...More

1  Thank MildaF
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We didn`t get to see any parrots, Loo with a view was a disgrace (dirty), and we weren't even given a map. When I asked for one, they said they ran out, but I can look at the map on the window at the office,...More

1  Thank PatriciavdM
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