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Elephant Walk

Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Lovely small elephant sanctuary.

Spent a happy few hours with the rescued ellies here just outside the town of Knysna. Fun for... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
PoppySue F
Nantwich, Cheshire, UK
Wonderful walks

Wonderful walks through the forest, lovely picnic spot and toilets. No elephants to be seen except... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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The well-known Elephant Walk at Diepwalle starts and ends at the Diepwalle Forest Station, the "Mecca" of the Knysna forests. The walk offers a number of route options (7km, 8km & 9km). The area is regularly visited by the Knysna elephants but the chance of sighting of these animals is very slight. Currently there are only one elephant left in the forest. The trails are open between 6h00 and 18h00
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Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa

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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
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Wonderful walks through the forest, lovely picnic spot and toilets. No elephants to be seen except signs on trees to mark the trails. Some reviews posted belong to the Knysna Elephant park.

1  Thank CGSFormby
Reviewed 13 February 2016

nice walk though meandering forrest and tracks. The route we were on (white elephant) crossed a small burn, so care should be taken as the rocks were a little slippy.

1  Thank Nels0n83
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This was an amazing experience. As you walk with elephants they hug you with their trunk! We got to feed them and take loads of great photos. Wouldn't have missed it

1  Thank dorothy m
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We did the 8 km long White Trail. Beautiful old fotest! Moderately difficult, the trail took us 2,5 hours. After rain, some sections are muddy and we needed to take off the shoes and trousers to pass the river. Entrance fee 64 Rand. Highly recommended...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Elephants seemed happy and well looked after, although the area where they were kept seemed small in comparison to their size. I had mixed feelings about the elephants doing 'tricks' however the keepers did seem to genuinely care about them.

3  Thank gazzpenn
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Great hikes in typical Knysna forest. Three trails offer different levels of difficulty. Very pleasant on a hot summer's day to be under the trees.

Thank mesandra57
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Really amazing getting close up with these amazing animals, feeding them touching them and really getting close to nature a true gem in the world

Thank KnysnaHeron
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Stunning walk through the Diepwalle forest. We done the 9km, black route. A mixture of easy walking with a few uphills and downhills but nothing too strenuous. This walk took us 4 hours to complete. The highlight was being surprised by a family of bush...More

Thank Lisle C
Reviewed 12 August 2015

wonderful experience - have to do the walk - lovely to touch them and feed them - you can ride them too

Thank Kathy L
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