The Knysna Elephant park is the place to visit if you would like a close encounter with an elephant. The park has been operating for more than 20 years and is the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants.
Visitors to the park are privileged to have a personal encounter with our gentle giants, and leave having gained a new-found respect for these animals, as well as a better understanding of the African elephant and its plight across the continent. Most importantly, by visiting the Park and experiencing our elephant herd, guests make a direct contribution to elephant husbandry and care. Visitors to the Park enable us to give our elephants the best possible facilities, nutrition and care.
The Knysna Elephant Park offers a variety of elephant encounters, and you may choose a daily tour and get to feed an elephant and then spend some time in amongst the beautiful herd of African elephants. The extraordinary elephant experiences will provide you with memories to last a lifetime.
Daily tours leave reception every 30 minutes and no prior reservations are required (all weather activity). All interactions are conducted according to strict welfare guidelines. The experienced handlers and guides are seen as part of the herd and spend their day in the field with their elephant charges, always on hand to personally introduce the elephants and provide more information about them and the Park.
This is well worth the visit!