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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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1km Off the N2 Highway | Between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our morning here. We bought a bucket of food and fed the elephants first and then got to spend time with them. We were able to stand next to them and touch them but it was all at the elephants’ pace. If...More

Thank TheTravellingWilsons
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absoutely loved it and very popular - took an elephant for a walk with its trunk in my hand ! dont know why but had a great big smile on my face and so did everyone else there - do it if you have the...More

Thank CassWoking
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They do help elephants - as they let them go after rehabilitation. But it’s impossible not to notice that the elephants are well trained to stay quiet while you touch them and to go in line to receive food from guests . Don’t know how...More

Thank Vanessa t
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your review - we welcome your feedback, we are saddened to hear that you did not have the experience of a lifetime that we strive to achieve. Most of our elephants have been rescued from tragic circumstances and in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a very special experience with the elephands Sally and Keisha and our wonderful guide Davidson. He was very knowledgable, and obviously really cares about th elephants. He even took pictures of our entire family and made us pose - Thank you so much!More

Thank Irmgard D
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your positive feedback and support. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you time with the herd. We are happy to get such good feedback on the knowledge our guides have, they are an important part of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a great experience getting up close and personal with the elephants at this park. We fed them and walked with them. To witness these great creatures in a natural environment was a once in a life time experience for us...

Thank debra_turner
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and support, we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time with our herd. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful haven for orphaned and distressed elephants. They are well cared for and staff are informative and able to answer any of your questions. A wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with an elephants but keep in mind they are...More

Thank Sandra T
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your valuable feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to having you visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interact with elephants. There is a herd of zebra there as well .get close up to the zebra.touch and feed elephants.great experience

Thank aqsCapeTown
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, our zebras are always a highlight with our guests. We look forward to having you with us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s nice to feed all the elephants and get very close to them, but there’s not much to do after that. The gift shop is nice, and you can buy photos taken by a professional during your visit. Our guide wasn’t so good and elephants...More

Thank Giulia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feeding an Elephant... walking with them and finally touching them. That was something special and interesting to feel the skin of these giants. Worth a visit.

Thank wolfdssd
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted to hear that you found the experience just as special as we do. Kind Regards The KEP team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife loves Ellies and at Knysna (pronounced Nynsna) you can get up close to feed and touch them, but there is also a herd of Zebras. Amongst the zebras we saw, fairly close up, a one-week old baby zebra happily frolicking around. to finish...More

Thank AndrewMulryne
KnysnaElephant, Manager at Knysna Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that your wife loves Ellies just as much as we do and that you enjoyed your time with us! Our zebras are definitely a highlight, especially when their is a baby. Kind Regards The KEP team

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nelly071
6 May 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
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Peter R
12 March 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
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Samantha V
3 May 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
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