Backpackers Plettenberg Bay

Indigenous Forests

May 9, 2010 by No Comment

Between 1777 and 1939 much of our indigenous forests were exploited in the timber trade. Although it is the largest tract of natural forest in SA. Only 65 000 Ha of the original forest remains today. The Outeniqua yellowwood or Kalander is a true forest giant reaching over 50m in height. Other magnificent specimens are the ironwood and stinkwood trees.

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