Sønderskoven (the south forest) has an area of approx. 400 hectares. Egetofte Nature School is housed in the old forest warden's residence, built in 1864. The forest ends sharply toward Sønderborg Bay with steep cliffs, which are constantly worn away by the weather.
Part of the Gendarme Path stretches along the southern part of the forest. The border gendarmes patrolled the path from 1920-1958.
Dogs are welcome in the forest, as long as they are kept on a leash.