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Right beside the Elephants

Well worth a visit as a good elephant sanctuary. We saw about 8 elephants, various ages, we got a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean B
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Dublin, Ireland
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Best of 3

I've been to 3 elephant interaction sanctuaries/parks and the Knysna one is definitely by far the... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Johanniev
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Stilbaai, South Africa
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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...more
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Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit as a good elephant sanctuary. We saw about 8 elephants, various ages, we got a bucket of food to give them and the attentive rangers make sure you are safe when feeding, especially children. The elephants are used to the routine....More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I've been to 3 elephant interaction sanctuaries/parks and the Knysna one is definitely by far the best!

Thank Johanniev
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place! Never expected to get so close to the elephants! We walked beside them for an hour and were able to touch/pet them when they stopped walking! It was incredible! Guides were good. Kept everyone in line! Really good value!

Thank ernst-travel
Reviewed February 3, 2018

We had such a wonderful day here, we got to hold the trunks and walk the Elephants. we was able to get up close and personal with them as well. W come away wit a greater knowledge of these wonderful beasts.

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at the park. You can see that all the animals are cared for. You get to interact with the elephants and the entire experience is great. For local south africans it might be a bit expensive but worth it.

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Unfortunately it rained when we visited, we did complete one walk, the white elephant walk, about 5 miles which started on roads and wide farm tracks but soon left the tracks and followed a narrow path through the forest, too wet to see much wild...More

Thank Ang B
Reviewed March 13, 2017

After visiting Addo elephant park and failing to see a single elephant, what a pleasure to be up and close with these wonderful animals. These reuse elephants are loved and extremely well cared for... No tricks or games just real 'Ellies'. A wonderful experience which...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

It was our first time and we were so excited... it was simply amazing... thank you for a memorable experience

Thank shumerah
Reviewed January 22, 2017

After meeting up with Elephant and Lion expert Gareth Patterson, we explored where the secret elephants walk. Gareth's knowledge of fauna, flora, birding, elephants and the wild in general is extremely interesting. He used to work with George Adamson's lions and spent many years in...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The place is designed to allow injured or dislocated elephants recover and socialize. They let you interact,but allow the animals freedom. This lets you see the elephants perform normal actions and describe the need for the actions in the wild. You will get dirty, so...More

Thank Brent L
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