Accommodation near Knysna Elephant Park

The Knysna Elephant Park is a uniqueestablishment located just outside of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on the Western Cape's famous Garden Route. The park is convenientlylocated just 1 kilometre off the N2freeway and boasts numerous facilities. The main draw card of course, isthe elephants themselves.

The park was established in 1994 by a husband and wife team with big hearts and a fascination with the idea of the long-lost Knysna forest elephants. Their small herd started with Harry and Sally, at the time young elephants who managed to escape the Kruger National Park's culling programme. Since then the population at the park has grown steadily and the total number of elephant charges in the park's care is 9.

Each elephant there has a different story to tell and of a different age, because the Knysna Elephant Park is, at its heart, an elephant orphanage. Some have been rescued from translocation efforts gone wrong while others have lost their parents due to hunting expeditions. At the park though they are all given a new lease on life and roam freely across adesignated area.

Visiting the Knysna Elephant Park gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures and there are a range of experiences to choose from. You can simply visit them, interacting with them by touching them and feeding them, or you can go a step further by doing a short walk with them or even riding them. The walk and the ride are an hour and halflong and include snacks and a drink.

The Knysna Elephant Park also contributes to the conservation of these creatures by contributing to research studies and educating the public about their plight. Visiting is an entirely worthwhile thing to do and just before you leave you can pop into the curio shop for a souvenir or stay for a meal at the restaurant.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Lairds Lodge Country Estate
1.1 km

From R776 pps

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This gracious Cape Dutch homestead is situated on a 24-acre estate, offering mountain views, wide open spaces and a secluded swimming pool Explore stunning Plettenberg Bay(8km) or the charming town o... More Info

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Tsala Treetop Lodge and Villas
1.6 km

From R6760* unit

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Rising out of the ruins of an ancient civilisation is Tsala - a unique celebration of the African spirit. The seductive structures rise out of the ruins to heights exceeding six meters, each one a ha... More Info

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Hunter's Country House
1.7 km

From R2860* unit

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Hunters Country House is an exclusive family owned retreat, set in the magnificent Garden Route of the Western Cape. The gracious, original homestead is surrounded by beautiful gardens and framed by t... More Info

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Fynbos Ridge
2.5 km

From R2400* unit


Nestling in 6 hectares of Fynbos (Cape flora) with magnificent views of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains. We offer beautifully furnished accommodation in 3 self-contained Cape cottages and a sp... More Info

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Masescha Country Estate
2.5 km

From R485* unit


Solitude Without Isolation ... The essence of Masescha is to experience the peace, quiet and tranquility. Located in a valley free of road noise, just the song of birds and the whisper of a gent... More Info

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Plett Forest Cabins
2.7 km

From R690* unit


A perfect weekend destination from anywhere along the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth or Cape Town, Plett Forest Cabins, tucked away in the Harkerville Forest, offers visitors a host of comfortable and a... More Info

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Coral Tree Cottages
2.8 km

From R385 pps

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Coral Tree Cottages is set on a 24 Hectare estate between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. We offer beautifully furnished accommodation in 3 one bedroom/one bathroom cottages and 3 two bedroom/two bathroom... More Info

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Harkerville Forest Lodge
3.5 km

From R105 pps


Harkerville Forest Lodge is situated on the "Golden Mile" of the GARDEN ROUTE, 13 km from Plettenberg Bay, known as the French Riviera of South Africa and 20 km from Knysna - the capital of the timber... More Info

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Eden's Touch
3.5 km

From R650* unit


Edenís Touch Guest chalets are 15 minutes from both popular holiday towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. In the heart of the Garden Route, These exclusive fully equipped forest chalets are beautifull... More Info

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Protea Wilds Retreat
3.8 km

From R550* unit


Protea Wilds Retreat Safe, peaceful, stunning views, great affordability. Peace and tranquility like you've never experienced before. Conveniently situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, close e... More Info

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