Knysna Elephant Park

Elephant Adventures, Knysna

The Knysna Elephant Park has dedicated the last 20 years to elephants.  More than forty elephants have been rescued and/or relocated over the years from this internationally recognised elephant facility.

The elephants in the park have come here as calves rescued from culls or as a result of relocations from game reserves around the area.  Some have been relocated from reserves where conflict with rhino threatened their survival and some as a result of being abandoned by their mother at birth.  Some elephants have stayed and become part of the resident herd, whilst others have moved on to other facilities or reserves where they roam freely and have started families of their own.

Come and experience a day of fun, interactive activity including daily tours, elephant walks, elephant feeding, sundowner packages and exclusive elephant back safari packages.

Your elephant encounter begins in the Interpretation Centre where you are in introduced to the elephants through beautiful photographic and informative displays.  A short video presentation gives you further insight into the park and its elephant-orientated missions and goals.  The facilities are world class and the style of management ensures that the elephant interact with guests on their own terms within a controlled, free range environment. Visitors to the park are privileged to have a close up and personal encounter and leave having gained a healthy respect for these gentle giants, as well as a better understanding of the African elephant and their plight across the continent.  Most importantly, by visiting the park, guests make a direct contribution to elephant husbandry and care and therefore give the elephants the best possible chance of a good life.

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