Forests are natural resources that everyone should enjoy, which is why so many of South Africa’s timber plantations are open to the general public.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast wanting to test your endurance on the many mountain bike tracks, trail running routes or range of hiking trails, or more of a nature lover wanting to take in the array of wildlife and natural features found on forestry land we have somewhere new for you to explore!

So what are you waiting for? Click on the interactive map and check out the various attractions, trails, routes, drives, walks, picnic sites and accommodation found within South Africa’s forestry-owned land.

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Recreation in forestry

Access to forestry land for recreational purposes observes COVID-19 social distancing and hygiene measures as per national law.

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