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Elephant Walk

#23 of 76 things to do in Knysna Features Animals
Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Lovely place with great walks and a wonderful community coffee shop

Unfortunately it rained when we visited, we did complete one walk, the white elephant walk, about 5... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Ang B
Great Elephant Experience

After visiting Addo elephant park and failing to see a single elephant, what a pleasure to be up... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Upminster, United Kingdom
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Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Unfortunately it rained when we visited, we did complete one walk, the white elephant walk, about 5 miles which started on roads and wide farm tracks but soon left the tracks and followed a narrow path through the forest, too wet to see much wild...More

Thank Ang B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After visiting Addo elephant park and failing to see a single elephant, what a pleasure to be up and close with these wonderful animals. These reuse elephants are loved and extremely well cared for... No tricks or games just real 'Ellies'. A wonderful experience which...More

Thank DouglasBaxter51
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

It was our first time and we were so excited... it was simply amazing... thank you for a memorable experience

Thank shumerah
Reviewed 23 January 2017

After meeting up with Elephant and Lion expert Gareth Patterson, we explored where the secret elephants walk. Gareth's knowledge of fauna, flora, birding, elephants and the wild in general is extremely interesting. He used to work with George Adamson's lions and spent many years in...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The place is designed to allow injured or dislocated elephants recover and socialize. They let you interact,but allow the animals freedom. This lets you see the elephants perform normal actions and describe the need for the actions in the wild. You will get dirty, so...More

Thank Brent L
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Nice happening with 7 elephants you can feed and touch and walk together with excellent guides. The guides do a great job explaining and the elephants can really walk fast

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had a great experience with my family in particular my daughter who's studying vet so it was her dream event in South Africa. All well organized and our guides were very kind and knowledgeable.

1  Thank HernieD
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Did two of the 3routes which all link together- black and white take about 4hours in total. We managed to do them backwards somehow but was a gorgeous walk although being out of the sunlight it can get chilly. A couple of picnic spots if...More

Thank JulietteHodges
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Nice walk through the forest. Plants are dense with true Knysna trees. Heard lots of birds but didn't see any other wild life. There is a lovely picnic spot. Everything was clean and well kept.

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Spent a happy few hours with the rescued ellies here just outside the town of Knysna. Fun for everyone, and great to get up close and personal with these amazing animals. You can feed them, then watch them in thir pool playing. lots of good...More

2  Thank PoppySue F
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Do we need to get tickets in advance or can we wait until we get there?
26 March 2017|
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Great review and if i'm honest, I was apprehensive for all the same reasons having reviewed their website. The tour also looks painful but the opportunity to get close to them looks worth the cringe? Can we just rock up and look or do you recommend an alternative option somewhere else. Of in Feb, so any advice would be grand!
1 December 2016|
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