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Knysna Elephant Park

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1km Off the N2 Highway | Between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 532 7732
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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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+27 44 532 7732
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

I was afraid this was going to be a tourist trap but I was proven wrong. I really appreciated their mission, and the fact that they were working with "problem" elephants who otherwise would've probably been killed for causing damage to people and land. The...More

Thank LeighK35
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Ths s a must to do if you are in the area . Cant tell you how good it feels to get so close to these great big anmals .You get to touch and feed them hold the trunks dont miss out

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Fab place to visit- like a petting and feeding zoo- specifically for elephants! My first time touching an elephant- and standing under an elephants chin! AMAZING!!! Our guide called us over for a photo- and when I stood by the lady elephant- she drunk some...More

Thank Taryn J
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Kids were thrilled to see, touch and feed the Elephants. Priceless experience. Their expressions were wonderful to see.

Thank CoenUK
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

A must see in Knysna. Excellent we got to ride and feed the elephants. Do book in advance as it does get busy.

Thank 74BarbaraS
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Where to start..words cannot express how amazing this experience has been, such gentle touch by Majestic creations, what a privilege!! Thank you Knysna Elephant Park for what you are doing taking care of the Elies, loving them & keeping them safe, being from SA we...More

Thank TesGrobler
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Good to have close contact. Pity that it has come to a situation that they can only survive where man deems it. Overall an enjoyable experience

Thank Spencer L
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Absolutely Amazing!! Being able to walk with these majestic animals was a humbling experience. I can't wait to spend some time with them again!

Thank Melissa O
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This was really worth doing - you get to spend around 45 mins with the elephants,which is enough time to ask questions, feed the elephants and get close/touch them. Our guide Wilfred was very friendly, took us around each of the elephants and encouraged us...More

Thank LouBie_123
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

My wife is a big animal fan, so this was a BIG treat for her. We both enjoyed the experience of feeding and walking with the elephants. I found the information displayed at the park's entrance about the history of the Knysna elephants very educational....More

Thank Pieter V
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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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