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Knysna Elephant Park

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Founded in 1994, The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. The first orphaned calves (from a culling operation in the Kruger National Park) named Harry and Sally, after the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1km Off the N2 Highway | Between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 532 7732
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the standard tour that leaves every 30 mins. Arrived at 10am without prebooking and managed to get on the tour straight away. Students get decent discount - so bring your student cards if you have one. We bought a food bucket each for R45...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a shame that such a wondefull experience ended up without our photos!!!! It has been more than a week and we haven't received the photos that we bough thru email.More

Thank Johanna G
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Johanna Thank you for your constructive feedback…we appreciate guests taking the time to give us their opinions. Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in getting your images to you. Based on your feedback, we have already taken steps to address the issues...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful to be so close to the elephants, it's a well organised sanctuary... It's worth a visit. The park is clean, the guides are helpful and there is plenty of opportunity to feed them and take pictures.

Thank LaurenMichelle78
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience! I got to feed an elephant and even touch one. And as big as these animals are, I never felt in any kind of danger. They truly are gentle giants! Also, the staff there is so knowledgeable about the animals. It...More

Thank Talitha T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice morning with these fantastic animals brought to this park. Special attention to elephants handlers who do a wonderful job and with a lot of dedication

Thank davidpam4810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience. it is feasible, clean and so well organised. All tourists and South Africans should visit this sanctuary. A great day out

Thank SonjavT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not know the size of these majestic animals until you are close up to them. This place will give you that experience. Although these animals have been rescued you are still in their domain. You are on their terms. You will get the...More

Thank GrahamGrape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique elephant experience as we stayed at Elephant lodge and spent the night with the elephants in the next room! We could view the boma from our window and via open view from the living area; who needs a TV when you can watch elephants...More

Thank Magee267
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the last stop before we headed home after a week exploring the Garden Route and I am so very happy we decided to make the time to do it. We purchased 2 buckets of fruit and veggies to feed the elephants with our...More

Thank Mandy-Lee_Miller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on our trip up the garden road and chose the afternoon trip where you can walk with them ... we enjoyed that exceptional place where you can get a little bit the feeling what these animals can and how they behave when...More

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May 6, 2018|
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Response from KnysnaElephant | Property representative |
Hi Nelly071 Yes you can, you can go on to our website, and click on "book at the elephant lodge' in the top left hand corner. Skip step 1 and click on step 2 (Room Type) - that is where you can choose which activity you... More
Peter R
March 12, 2018|
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Response from KnysnaElephant | Property representative |
Hi Peter R Only 2 of our rooms have windows looking into our boma, but all of our rooms are connected to a communal lounge area which overlooks the elephants sleeping quaters. I hope this helps :) Kind Regards The Knysna... More
Samantha V
May 3, 2017|
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Response from KnysnaElephant | Property representative |
Hi Samantha, I am so sorry that we are only responding now. The rates for Adults for our Daily Tour is R 290.00 each, Children from 5 to 12 years old R 130.00 and Children under 5 years of age free. We sell feeding buckets... More