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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge

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National Road (N2), Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge
Ranked #9 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Everything about the Elephant Park is amazing. The staff are brilliant, the location is stunning, accommodation spotless and comfortable - not to mention the fascinating stars of the show - the elephants. The experience of staying in the lodge is one not to be missed because you can visit the elephants' sleeping quarters as often as you like at night... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights. The room was modern and lovely and you must stay in room 1 as we had 3 windows looking down directly where the elephants sleep at night in the boma. (even our bathroom) There is also a beautiful communal lounge where you can go and see them sleeping at night, (coffee... More

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Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

Stayed 2 nights. The idea of this Lodge is to experience the elephants and I can't imagine it being better anywhere else. Being able to watch the elephants from the lounge that is a few meters from the elephants is awesome, watch all night if you like. The life and care given to these huge animals is 5 star therefore... More

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Kokstad, South Africa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

After entering hundreds of competitions I eventually won a 2 night stay at the KEP in conjunction with Getaway magazine which we used in March 2011. We were welcomed by some lovely staff and shown our room which was right next door to the elephants boma. Hmm, interesting, we thought, what goes on here? We were quite early and had... More

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Leek, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

We stayed here for one night in a twin room. We phoned ahead and at first were quoted prices I think for the deluxe suites, which initially put us off as we were only staying one night and on a bit of a budget. We went though to have a look and one of the staff showed us the rooms.... More

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27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

A wonderful place, everything was first rate. The staff were incredible, they could not do enough for us, our guide Mac gave us and our children an incredible insight into these wonderful animals and was a credit to the park. The location was excellent and most importantly the welfare of the elephants was paramount. In short if you are going... More

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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

We stayed here for a night with our young children. As with all animal attractions, we weren't sure what to expect. Any apprehensions we had were completely dispelled; KEP is a slick operation and the health and welfare of the elephants is clearly the its primary purpose. It was truly amazing to have such free access to elephants without feeling... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We live in Wittedrift just outside of Plettenberg Bay, we got married at the Knysna Elephant Park in August 2009 and we had the most amazing wedding with unforgettable memories with the wonderful gentle giants - our guests were entertained by the Elephants while we were having our photos taken & then us arriving back to the Lapa on 'Harry'... More

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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

We got married in KEP Feb 06th 2010, and it was great, perfect, in a way that we would like to get married once a week in KEP for the rest of our life. But from the beginning: When we visited KEP in February 2008, we were welcomed very friendly and the staff showed us around. We also got in... More

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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

What an amazing place to stay on the garden route. At the last minute, a week before our stay we booked an extra night and thank goodness we did! One night is not enough magical time with these elephants. THe lodge is of a very high standard, with the shared living room looking over where the elephants sleep, smells and... More

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Address: National Road (N2), Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Number of rooms: 6

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