Extraordinary Elephant Experiences

elephant-park-home-1Join the southern-most elephants in the world at Knysna Elephant Park.

Here our resident family of African elephants and world-class guides will unravel the sad and mystical story of the Knysna forest elephants ….

The Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a controlled, free-range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route.

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and
Be touched by an elephant today!


Shungu turns 7

Shungu celebrates another birthday! On New Year’s Day 2007 Knysna Elephant Park welcomed a new born elephant into the world. He was named Shungu, which means “Patience” as we had to wait so patiently for his arrival!  Shungu is a naughty, playful elephant with a great sense of humour. He certainly seemed to enjoy his special birthday cake, and the other ellies enjoyed their party treats too. Happy Birthday our precious Shungu!! Click here for more photos …

Birthday boy Shungu

China to burn illegal ivory

Apparently there is an official release from China’s State Forestry Administration saying that China will soon burn a stockpile of illegal ivory. The destruction of the ivory will be on MONDAY 6th JANUARY, and is hopefully a highly significant step towards ivory no longer being seen as a status symbol in the East. UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Li Bingbing will be promoting the event via social media in China. We certainly hope this means that China is making moves to protect Africa’s wild elephants!

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