Knysna Elephants

On the Garden Route, just outside of Knysna, off the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, you’ll find the Knysna Elephant Park, where you can get up up and personal with the natural world. You will discover about the tragic and mysterious history of the Knysna Elephant with the aid of knowledgeable guides.

from R360/R175 Adults/Children

Rates displayed are for SA residents only.

7 Days a Week: 9am and 4pm

1 hour

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The Knysna Elephant Park was the first institution in South Africa to be established in 1994 with the purpose of providing housing and medical treatment for orphaned African elephants.

Over the course of the last two decades, the park has been responsible for the care and upbringing of more than 40 elephants. These animals include those who have been moved to new homes, those that have lost their parents, and elephants that have been saved from being killed. In some cases, the animals have stayed with the herd, while in others, they have been relocated to various reserves and sites throughout the Eastern and Western Cape.

There are now eight members in the KEP herd, making it the most populous matriarchal domesticated herd in the nation. Because of the way they run the attraction, visitors have the chance to interact with the elephants on their own terms, which means they may get quite near to them.

Guests are able to absorb the breathtaking presence of these creatures via responsible and informative encounters, but the elephants are still given the freedom and space to select where they want to roam, whatever they want to eat, and who they want to engage with. The habitat promotes elephants to display natural behaviors, and there are no barriers to get in the way of the up-close encounters we have with them.

Knysna Elephant Park


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Find Accommodation Near The Knysna Elephant Park

Looking for a place to stay near the Knysna Elephant Park? There are plenty of options to choose from, whether you’re looking for self catering accommodation, a holiday home, a B&B or a guesthouse. There are also a number of hotels in the area, so you’re sure to find something to suit your budget and requirements. Whichever type of accommodation you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of the park and its inhabitants. So why not start planning your trip today?