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 Gendarm Path stretches along the southern part of the forest. The border gendarmerie patrolled the path from 1920-1958.
Dogs are welcome in the forest, as long as they are kept on a leash.