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Knysna Elephant Park

1km off the N2 Highway between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 (0) 4457-7732
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Activities: Group tours/safari
Traveler Description: The Knysna Elephant Park is situated outside of Knysna, on the way to Plettenberg Bay. Upon arrival, visitors can head to reception to book a time... more »
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McGregor, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of the must do things in any persons life I would say. A true African experience. Feeding and touching this beautiful majestic and gentle giant. They surely love all the attention and fruit they get. Just hold your bucket of fruit far.... they are quite quick to ''steal'' Thank you to the Elephant Park to make this... More

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Knysna Elephant Park is situated a short drive from Plettenberg Bay which, when staying in Plett, makes it ideal as a daytrip, especially when your time is slightly limited. When we visited in June, the park was relatively quiet, and we were lucky that the group for our tour consisted of only 6 people. The tour kicked off with a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is worth a visit if you are passing. The park is a sanctuary for orphans etc and the keepers take you in to feed and walk with the elephants. We were not rushed through, but it was off peak so there were not many visitors. It's a short but interesting experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A brief film followed by time feeding and stroking elephants. That was what we wanted, and so we were very pleased. Staff were patient and informative.

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We recently went to a nature reserve and were astounded by the majestic elephants. Little did we know about this golden opportunity to get up close (and touch!) these creatures. The experience was amazing and a once in a life time notch on the bedpost! We took our 4 month old baby daughter along and the staff took it in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went here in May, was lucky to have good weather. Very enjoyable trip. We did the feeding elephant and riding tour. Riding the elephants was a fantastic experience. The animals looked well looked after and cared for, and the guides were informative, friendly and funny. Overall a great experience and would recommend it to anyone. There's an option of buying... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had a wonderful experience - from the friendly reception and info room to the cute wagon pulled by a tractor to the feeding and interaction with seven elephants and hearing about their lives. The guides were excellent and very good at controlling the group and we even saw a herd of zebra walk by very close to us. Lunch... More

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Loved the informative tour and to actually touch the elephants and feel their wet trunks while feeding them, WOW what an experience,I recommend everyone to do it before they die

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is an amazing chance to get close to elephants, and it is so wonderful to witness the amazing work this park is doing to help elephants.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

An amazing experience. first you feed the ellies where they are controlled. once feeding is over you get to interact with them, walk with them and touch them. Elephants are happy and are free to walk away from the public at any time. Trainers devote their time to their own ellies and are on hand to keep public in order.... More

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