Veldbroeksdraai is the 6th stop on the ‘Rooted in Time’ Knysna Forest Self-Drive Tour.
Originally known as Veldhoekdraai, this was a once notorious spot for drivers: very narrow, with a sharp bend that reminded one of a fish hook.
To get anything but the smallest vehicle past the corner, you were forced to edge your way round it through a series of forwards-and-backwards manoeuvres.
This stop now serves as a perfect spot to cool down and freshen up. This stop also offers a short circular trail (± 1km) with the opportunity to view a few forest giants in their prime.
THE MEANING OF THE NAME
The name Veldhoeksdraai is an agglomeration of three words: veld (bush/savannah), hoek (hook) and draai (corner). Somehow, maybe because of mispronunciation, “velhoekdraai” became “veldbroekdraai”. This modern name translate into English as “Bush Pants Corner” 🙂
View Stop #7 on the ‘Rooted in Time’ self-drive Knysna Forest tour. Or view all the links on the main page.