Providing a safe home for orphaned and rescued wildlife, Knysna Elephant Park delivers an opportunity to hang out with the animal kingdom's gentle giants. While at the park, you can take photos with the elephants, feed them fruit, and see their natural habitat, in which they can wander freely and choose whether to interact with visitors. Put Knysna Elephant Park into our Knysna online vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Knysna.
Knysna Elephant Park Reviews
We were fortunate enough to stay overnight (sleeping in lovely rooms overlooking the elephant boma) - but even a day-tour is worth it if you are in the area. Staff were very very knowledgeable and... more »
Definitely a must when going to Knysna. The staff is helpful and friendly. They answer all your questions about the elephants. more »
Spent a brilliant morning here. The tour with the elephants started with a tractor ride. Then we got to feed the elephants before being split in small groups of 3-4 and getting a chance to ask questions and get up close with the grey giants. The toddler was done after that so we hopped on the next tractor back, but it was made clear we could feel free to hang out as long as possible with the elephants. The next highlight was the lovely garden and two playgrounds which kept the toddler busy while we enjoyed coffee and checked out the store. Highly recommended.
It's not a zoo. Don't expect to spend hours there. It's a really nice 1 hour+ stop to know more about the elephants and support the effort of raising orphans elephants before they can be old or big enough to be released to reserves. We had a great time walking beside the gentle giants. Do wear covered shoes. Trust me, your foot will be happier.
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