When you visit the Knysna Elephant Park, you are not only experiencing elephants at close range, you are also supporting a number of elephants at our orphanage near Port Elizabeth. We do not permit visitors at this Park as it is a true rehabilitation centre. This is our primary purpose for being - to provide a home to elephants in need. Some of these elephants live at Knysna Elephant Park, however our world extends beyond Knysna Elephant Park and what the public experiences. In 2008 we placed six elephants at reserves and in January 2009 we received two ex-zoo elephants who now enjoy freedom at our other spacious rehabilitation centre until we find new homes for them at a private game reserve willing to take them on. Your experience at our Park helps these elephants live a better life, and opens your eyes and hearts to their world. We practice a free-range controlled system of management that allows our matriarchal herd to range freely and only interact with guests on their terms. Many people comment on the fact that visiting the Park is like being in Addo, but without the restriction of sitting in a car. Being so close to the elephants is invaluable in developing an understanding of elephant behaviour, and any subsequent trip to greater game parks or reserves can only be enhanced by this newfound understanding.
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Situated on the N2 between Knysna (22km) and Plettenberg Bay (9km) 044 532 7732