Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary, not 1 but 2 parks! You can choose:

Come up close to these majestic animals at one of the Elephant Sanctuaries Plettenberg Bay has to offer!

Knysna Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant sanctuary

The Knysna Elephant Park

You will have a personal encounter with the gentle giants, and leave having gained a new-found respect for these animals. As well as a better understanding of the African elephant and its plight across the continent. Most importantly, by visiting the Park and experiencing the elephant herd, you can make a direct contribution to elephant husbandry and care. Visitors to the Park enable us to give our elephants the best possible facilities, nutrition and care. They also allow us to offer other elephants in need the chance of a better life.

Knysna Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant sanctuary

The Elephant sanctuary

You are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the stables where the elephants sleep at night. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and are able to feed them. On some hot or rainy days you may see the elephants swimming.

Knysna Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant sanctuary

How to book your Elephant sanctuary tour?

Our helpful staff will gladly assist you to book your tour to either The Knysna Elephant park or the Elephant Sanctuary. You will receive a 10% discount voucher at the Albergo Activity Center. We are about 20 km away from each park, which is about a 30 minute drive. If you do not have your own transport we can arrange a shuttle for you!

Albergo for Backpackers offers accommodation close to The Knysna Elephant park or the Elephant Sanctuary. We offer the following accommodation at Albergo for Backpackers: Camping, Dorms, Double/Twin rooms and smaller dorm rooms 4 – 6 persons. You can find our rates here!. You can send us an e-mail or you can fill out the contact form when you would like to make a booking for accommodation or when you need any information. Or click the “Book Online” button on the page when you would like to book your accommodation.