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Elephant Walk

Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #14 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Type: Hiking Trails
Owner description: The well-known Elephant Walk at Diepwalle starts and ends at the Diepwalle Forest Station, the "Mecca" of the Knysna forests. The walk offers a number... more » Owner description: The well-known Elephant Walk at Diepwalle starts and ends at the Diepwalle Forest Station, the "Mecca" of the Knysna forests. The walk offers a number of route options (7km, 8km & 9km). The area is regularly visited by the Knysna elephants but the chance of sighting of these animals is very slight. Currently there are only one elephant left in the forest. The trails are open between 6h00 and 18h00 « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Needed to burn off calories and did the 9 km walk, permit cost 20 rand (£1.20). Followed elephant markers. Took a lot longer than anticipated so allow 3-4 hours and take food and water. The famous big tree is jus that ie a big tree. Saw velvet monkeys and a few birds. Lots of excellent plants, insects and fungi.

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Glasgow
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

@mcgWe did the regular tour and had the chance to feed and touch the elephants. An amazing opportunity to get up close to elephant and watch how they clean the soil off their food by shaking it against their tusks. So clever!

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San Francisco, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
51 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Your chance to see some of the little remaining of South Africa's subtropical forest. You are unlikely to see an elephant, but you will be ancient giant Yellowwood trees, We saw many beautiful plants, including many types of ferns and mushrooms. There were birds, millipedes, frogs, etc. Visited Sept 2011.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A bit out of the way. Good selection of farm produce with home made jams etc but were a bit pricy. Lunch in the restaurant was good although service lacked smiles and was on the slow side. Food ok but again rather expensive for for what was on offer. Wheelchair friendly though there are some areas which may pose a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a great time hiking the 7km White Elephant Walk. The trail itself was pretty well maintained, with only a few downed branches to sneak around/over. It was totally isolated and beautiful - we didn't see a single other person on the trail the entire time we were out there, and loved the isolation and natural beauty. Don't expect... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Super amazing experience with this gigants, big, smart and beautiful animals! You need to have this experience once in your life!

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Edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were lucky enough to have our own guided tour just my friend and I. The guides were so helpful we learnt a lot about elephants, had a personal photographer and had a wonderful walk with the elephants. Highly recommended.

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Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

did the morning walk last month and loved it. Riding on the elephants out to their feeding grounds and then just spending some time hanging out with them and feeding them, was a very special experience, since they really are gentle giants. A must-do :-)

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Durban
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We so enjoyed this as a family experience & woudl definitely recommend it to familes and couples alike. To be this up clos eand personal to these amazing creatures for more than an hour, is not only educational but also so humbling and tranquil! If we visited Kynsna again we woudl probably do it again as our children just loved... More

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Cape Town
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

What gentle creatures. The have such love and grace, and their handlers are so good. Amazing experience, a must do.

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