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Noetzie
Noetzie
Owner description: Just to the East of Knysna, at the end of a dirt road, lies Noetzie, a secluded beach which is proudly encircled by castles. It is one of the last remaining homes for the very... more Owner description: Just to the East of Knysna, at the end of a dirt road, lies Noetzie, a secluded beach which is proudly encircled by castles. It is one of the last remaining homes for the very rare African Black Oystercatcher and is therefore a conservancy. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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Knysna Heads
Knysna Heads(Knysna)
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park(Knysna)
Attraction type: National Parks
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Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Elephant Park(Knysna)
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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 famous movie of the time, remain part of the KEP family today: Harry as the dominant bull and Sally as the matriarch of the herd. Since 1994, we have cared for and raised more than thirty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. Some have become part of the KEP herd, others have moved onto other reserves and facilities in the Western and Eastern Cape, taking in to cognizance their personalities, bonds with other animals and welfare needs. The present KEP herd numbers nine - the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country. Your elephant encounter begins starts in our Interpretation Centre where you are introduced to our elephants, through beautiful photographic and informative displays. Here you can also book an elephant-back ride, a sunrise walk with the elephants or special exclusive sundowner tour. A short video presentation gives you further insight into the Park and its elephant-orientated missions and goals, before you enter the Park to meet the elephants. Our facilities are world class and our style of management ensures that our elephants interact with guests on their own terms. Within this habitat, we call a "controlled, free-range" environment, our daily tours offer guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with our elephants; but still gives the elephants to some freedom and choice. Guests may remain with the elephants as long as they wish, before being transported back to the Restaurant and Curio Shop. A Photography Department is also available for guests to purchase personalized photos and DVD's of their Extraordinary Elephant Encounter - making your memories last a lifetime! Our newly refurbished night quarters consist of a large covered elephant boma, which leads into an outdoor fenced camp. For an animal that can eat for up to 18 hours a day, this arrangement allows our elephants to exhibit a large variety of behaviours during the night. They are able to choose where they want to sleep - indoors or outdoors; who they want to interact with, as well as where and what they want to eat. This again contributes to one of the highest quality captive elephant management styles in South Africa. Our elephant boma and night camp are viewed from above by our Elephant Lodge guests, another first for South Africa...nowhere else in the country can you 'sleep' with elephants The need for research was recognized by The Knysna Elephant Park who then created the African Elephant Research Unit (AERU, est. 2009), aimed at improving the management and welfare of captive elephants throughout South Africa. Visitors to the park are privileged to have a close-up and personal encounter with these gentle giants, and leave having gained a healthy respect for these wonderful animals, as well as a better understanding of the African elephant and their plight across the continent. EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTERS - BE TOUCHED BY AN ELEPHANT less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Brenton on Sea
Brenton on Sea(Knysna)
Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is... more Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous because of rip currents. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Pembreys
Pembreys
Ranked #1 of 170 Restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: European
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
East Head Cafe
East Head Cafe
Ranked #2 of 170 Restaurants in Knysna
Price: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
Good for: Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Freshline Fisheries
Freshline Fisheries
Ranked #3 of 170 Restaurants in Knysna
Price: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zinzi
Zinzi
Cuisines: African, European, Fusion
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree
Ranked #4 of 170 Restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: European
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hunter's Country House
5.0 of 5
Hunter's Country House
$108 - $576 (ZAR 1,458 - ZAR 7,777)
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Harkerville
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The Russel Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Russel Hotel
$52 - $115
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Wayside Inn
3.0 of 5
Wayside Inn
$50 - $76
Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Knysna Castles
Knysna Castles
$104 - $260
Ranked #1 of 1 Noetzie B&B and Inns

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Blackwaters River Lodge
4.0 of 5
Blackwaters River Lodge
$76 - $113
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Premier Resort The Moorings (Knysna)
4.0 of 5
Premier Resort The Moorings (Knysna)
$91 - $162
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
5.0 of 5
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
$159 - $255
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Tsala Treetop Lodge
5.0 of 5
Tsala Treetop Lodge
$631 - $954
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Harkerville
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Lakeside Lodge & Spa
5.0 of 5
Lakeside Lodge & Spa
$133 - $271
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sedgefield
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.