Knysna Elephant Park Lodge - Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay Accommodation
Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Knysna Elephant Park Lodge

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route - Accommodation

Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

Knysna Elephant Park Lodge in Plettenberg Bay

Knysna Elephant Park Lodge affords guests the unique experience of sharing the elephants' accommodation with them. The elephants end their day by heading to their world-class boma for the night where they enjoy some rest and pampering, with a bed of soft sawdust and a mountain of branches to keep them busy munching. The Lodge comprises six rooms that have been built within the boma, each beautifully decorated, with a distinct elephant theme running throughout.

The unique Elephant Lounge forms the central area overlooking the elephants’ sleeping quarters. Here guests are able to relax and watch the elephants enjoying their evening meal, being privy to the elephants' every sound and movement.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Knysna Elephant Park Lodge,Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Restaurant on Premises
Activities Nearby
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Game Drives
  • Horse Riding
  • Ocean Safaris
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Quad Biking
  • Skydiving
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Nearby Towns:

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 23° 16' 2.1" E / 34° 2' 15.7" S

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Driving to Knysna Elephant Park Lodge in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Departing: George Airport
Address: R404, South Africa
Distance: 1.0 km / Duration: 1 hour 16 mins
1.Head north toward R4040.2 km
2.Turn right onto R4042.4 km
3.Turn left to merge onto N211.7 km
4.Take the exit on the right toward N21.1 km
5.Continue onto N20.7 km
6.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on N275.8 km
7.Turn left0.2 km
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Destination will be on the right
1.0 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

George Airport - George


With a growing number of travellers heading to the region's beaches, forests and mountains, George airport now has over 600 000 passengers a year. It has won the South African Airport of the Year award six times (at the time of writing), and George's city centre is 11 Kilometres away.

George Airport was originally named after the then president P.W. Botha and was built in 1977.

Reviews for Knysna Elephant Park Lodge

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

Definitely a place worth visiting if you are down this neck of the woods. A superb rehabilitation centre for elephants with the bonus of a hands on touchy feeling experience mingling with these adorable pachyderms. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. The gift shop is filled to the brim with everything elephantcentric. A worthwhile day out excursion.

review by Rodney Salmon

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Wow, wow, wow. For anyone like me who loves elephants this is the place to go. You get up close and personal. One of the best things ever and such good work done by all involved.

review by Jane Walker

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It was a SPECIAL HUMBLING ENCOUNTER. KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK IS VERY AFFORDABLE. GREAT EXPERIENCE that all South Africa's can afford and not only foreign visitors.

review by griselda saunders


Such an amazing experience! The accommodation was beautiful and staff could not have been nicer! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was so good too!

review by Missa Wilson

"Sleeping next to the Elephants!!!!!"

Everything - was the best ever experience of my life !!!!

review by Gloudina Botha

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

Spent 1 night with sally and the crew! Amazing birthday experience with one of the big five. Instead of just a visit. Spending one night includes so much more to explore. So worth it. My second visit and definitely not the last. The staff is so friendly helpfull and professional. Everything about my stay was one to not forget including the morning experience and memories captured.

review by Nicole Pretorius

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

An elephant sanctuary along the Garden Route that will let you get very close to the animals. You also will allowed to feed and even pet the animals. A bit too touristic and commercial for my taste though but If you're really into elephants this is probably something to go for.

review by Alexander Proschofsky

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

Amazing....words can't describe. Every human on earth should visit this place and walk and watch these incredible gentle animals . This was my second visit and I was privileged to watch them sleep during the night. THE experience of my life. Staff super comfy...breakfast ok. Will be back!!!

review by Marie Louise Els

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Having experienced animals in the wild, this place made me feel very uncomfortable. The elephants are fed by guests. Visitors can purchase a bucket of food and feed the elephants by hand. It looks as if the tours slash feedings take place every thirty minutes. Further to this you can pet the elephants. I did not participate as it just felt wrong to me to pet a wild animal. There were posters advertising weddings on site which include an elephants blessing (whatever that means). I got the impression that the vicinity is fronting as an animal sanctuary and that the owners are exploiting these beautiful animals for financial gain.

review by Katie Moran

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

An absolutely amazing experience walking with the elephants. I cannot put it in words just know that if you can it's something you'll never forget. Our guide was so knowledgeable, kind and gentle with the elephants. The staff are friendly and the entire centre is so well run. The best morning out that I have had in a very long time. If you are thinking about it....go ahead and's worth it.

review by Alicia Adriaanse

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

A truly wonderful opportunity to get close to elephants. One tip, buy buckets of vegetables to feed the elephants, it is good fun.The guides are knowledgeable and makes sure everyone gets a chance to get up close to one of these majestic beasts.

review by Francois Groenewald

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We enjoyed our visit. Been so close to these majestic animals was a awesome feeling. Came home with awesome memories and amazing photos

review by harold carol

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

A must see if you're in the area. Just outside Knysna, this gem of a place is a real highlight. Up close and personal with the ellies especially if you bring a bucket of treats from reception. The guides are fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable, they give you as much time as you need to really enjoy your day out with these lovely creatures. The zebras are an added bonus that add to the great atmosphere of the place.

review by Nik Fraser

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

Not even one person asked us if they can help us when we entered the building. Their prices were unbelievable high for only a half our tour. We were really excited to go, but we decided to go back when it is not season time any more. No one can afford to pay that high prices and not even get any service. The elephant park, just like a lot of other businesses focus too much on foreign tourists and forget about their own people.

review by adri mari de klerk

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Knysna Elephant Park Lodge rating

Absolutely amazing experience. The elephants are well looked after. The guides are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. If you plan on feeding the Elephants, walking with the Elephant or actually riding them you wont be sorry. There is a curio shop with elephant trinkets to remember your visit as well as a photographer to capture your experience.

review by Kaley Dunlee

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