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Situated off the main highway between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, the Knysna Elephant Park is a sanctuary established in 1994 to provide a safe home for rescued and orphaned elephants. The beautiful farm on which it is located is in the forested and scenic part of Harkerville, ideal for these giant pachyderms to roam.
The park offers a number of experiences. On the standard tour, guests are driven to the elephant enclosure for close up encounters and can stay for as long as they wish. Buy a snack bucket to feed the elephants. Other tour options include walking with or riding on the elephants. Both of these tours end with refreshments and snacks. Vastly reduced pricing encourages school groups to visit the park for an educational and fun outing. All tours are overseen by elephant handlers and tour guides to ensure the safety of all.
The docile and gentle elephants in the park are regularly used... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.