A subscriber asked me if she was allowed to take her dog to a picnic area in the forest which made me wonder if there were any places in the Knysna Forest where dog lovers could go?
Nandi from SANParks kindly responded to me by saying that the National Forest Act doesn’t allow walking dogs in the forest at all.
She pointed out that citizens are free to walk their dogs along the estuary edge (provided they are on a leash) and also at the old airfield next to the Ashmead channel (but please be on the lookout for the safety of Oystercatcher nests in that area!).
For beach rules during season, please view dog rules on Blue Flag beaches.