Knysna Elephant Park
The Knysna Elephant Park
(est. 1994) was the first facility in SA to care for orphaned African elephants. Over the last twenty years, the park has cared for and raised more than forty elephants.
These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. The present KEP herd numbers nine – the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country. Our style of management offers guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with our elephants, on elephant terms.
Responsible and educational interactions allow guests to appreciate the awe-inspiring presence of these animals, but still give the elephants the space and freedom to choose where they want to move, what they want to eat and who they want to interact with.
The Knysna Elephant Park offers a variety of activities: Daily guided tours, elephant walks, exclusive safaris and even a unique lodge where you can sleep-over with elephants. Our facilities include an interpretation centre, on-site research unit, restaurant, curio shop and function venue.
Through their visit, our guests are able to make a direct contribution to elephant husbandry and care. They also allow us to offer other elephants in need the chance of a better life.
Situated just off the N2, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
17 km from Knysna & 12 km from Plettenberg Bay
Directions from Cape Town: Follow the N2 east from Cape Town for approximately 500km. After passing through Knysna, travel a further 22km where you will find a signboard indicating a turning to the left onto a dirt road. Follow the road for 1.1km until you reach the Park entrance.
We also have:
Wedding and Functions Venue and Restaurant and Curios Shop.
Tel: 044 532 7732
Fax: 044 532 7763