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Knysna Elephant Park

#2 of 76 things to do in Knysna Features Animals
1km off the N2 Highway | Between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 532 7732
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What a priveledge to spend time with these beautiful creatures. Taking an elephant for a walk is... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Colin J
Newbury, United Kingdom

It's a must if you are in this area. Buy the bucket of fruit & you can feed the gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Karen H
via mobile
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1km off the N2 Highway | Between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 532 7732

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a priveledge to spend time with these beautiful creatures. Taking an elephant for a walk is something I never imagined I would do but it was wonderful. Guides are very knowledgable and made the visit very enjoyable.

Thank Colin J
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It's a must if you are in this area. Buy the bucket of fruit & you can feed the gorgeous elephants. Who knew that elephants like having their ears tickled! You walk with them too. Excellent time, can't urge you to go more! Loved it!...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Knysna Elephant Park with our kids today with lowish expectations as we don't like wild animals in captivity. What a magnificent experience. Well-maintained, neat and informative with the focus on rehabilitation of the elephants. Nice little restaurant with friendly staff.

Thank Werner_Lindemann
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This park is unusual as the visitors can spend as much time with the elephants as they want. The guides are well informed and well spoken. While the elephants are obviously used to tourists, they seem to enjoy the attention and it is not long...More

Thank guys593
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's an amazing thing to be able to stand with and actually touch these magnificent creatures. The elephants here are either born here or are orphans rescued after their mothers have been killed. We fed them and then walked along with them. This is an...More

Thank Palladio78
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We arrived about midday after a morning at Tenikwa (highly recommend) and joined one of the regular tours that depart every half an hour. They offered student discount and you could buy a bucket of fruit to feed the elephants with. Our guide, Shepherd, was...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, son & I visited here in January 2017. It will remain one of the standout days experienced in Sth Africa such a privilege to spend time feeding & being in the company of these beautiful,,majestic, gentle giants 🐘

Thank karen r
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. You are up close and personal with these amazing animals and the guides are brilliant, really informative and friendly. Once in the park you can stay as long as you like. It was a wonderful experience, highly recommend a visit here.

Thank sallyhols2017
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to go and spend a couple of hours. Friendly, knowledgeable staff take you out to see their herd of elephants. Buckets of fruit/veg help to allow close up encounters with the elephants. Safe group sessions with the elephants in a large open space...More

Thank MartynCaunt
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I loved the possibility to touch and walk so close with elephants. It is not like the touristic locations that I have seen before, here the elephants can walk freely during the day, but they come to greet the visitants since they know we have...More

Thank Rosa C
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Samantha V
Good day, what are your prices for two adults and one child attending the elephant park? Regards Samantha
3 May 2017|
Response from woodyManchester | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 275 rand per adult. Do not know child price sorry but enjoy
Rosco S
How come no answer to Kate V about the charges brought against you for cruelty?
14 December 2016|
Response from KnysnaElephant | Property representative |
Good afternoon Rosco S, thank you for your message. I have not been able to find any review by Kate V. I will continue to search and I will reply to her as soon as I find the review. If you have her contact details, I would... More
Susan T
I have paid a deposit for a months volunteer placement at your project but i have just seen that you are on the Bad List of Volunteers Beware and that worries me. Can you justify.
2 March 2016|
Response from KnysnaElephant | Property representative |
Hi Susan. Thank you for the enquiry. And thank you for contacting us directly in this regard. Please know that the people who run this 'page' have never been to the Park and have never actually taken the time to find out who... More