Only the Elephants know…

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Visiting the Millwood forest and museum on a misty morning and everything is crisp and clean from the soft dew settling on the natural flora. 

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There is always a sense of mystery, and considering the history of this area it definitely leaves you wondering of the enigmatic people that created their lively hoods here among unknown quiet of the forest.  There is hardly a trace of the town,  the people or the Elephants

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and the interaction of man and beast and the conflict of the odd 100 years that they spent together,  the rush of the century has left this history almost unknown to us. 

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It is within the story books of Daleen Mathee that we delve into the lives of the wood cutters,  miners and the infamous Elephants of Knysna.  The historical mine tour takes you back, and as Andrew reiterates the history of it all. A mining town that leaves you wondering of the tragedy and loses of the prospectors,  businessmen and woodcutters alike.

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We are left with a glimpse of it, and with the traces of the big foot wanderers that still mysteriously roams this landscape and leaves small signs of being here, makes me completely thrilled by our discoverings and the hope that they do survive the on slaught of modern man…

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Visit www.rheenendalramble.co.za for more information of the mine tours and guided walks in the area.  Well worth a visit!