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Elephant Walk

Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Unspectacular - not worth the effort of getting there

We completed the 7km 'Red' elephant walk in about 2 hours 30 mins at diepwalle forest North of... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2015
Howlett U
London, United Kingdom
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Was nice to walk with the elephants

This was a great way to see how the elephant interacts, how the matriarch watches over them all and... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
Sherwood Park, Canada
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“wild life” (2 reviews)
Diepwalle Forest Station, Knysna 6570, South Africa

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Reviewed 30 April 2015

We completed the 7km 'Red' elephant walk in about 2 hours 30 mins at diepwalle forest North of Knysna. Walk was pleasant enough but nothing spectacular and no real points of interest or animals spotted. Given the large array of activities and sights around Knysna...More

6  Thank Howlett U
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This was a great way to see how the elephant interacts, how the matriarch watches over them all and how they eat and forage.

Thank SherryS63
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Elephants very well looked after and obviously enjoyed their life here. To touch an Elephant let alone walk with one was incredible. The knowledge of the guide was fantastic and to experience the connection of the Elephant and the ranger was heart warming.

3  Thank RubyTuesdayDevon
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We did the red elephant walk and enjoyed it. It's only 7km, but still took us over two and a half hours. It's quite steep in places. We didn't really see much wildlife - never mind elephants! - but still enjoyed the walk.

1  Thank Tony T
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Needed to burn off calories and did the 9 km walk, permit cost 20 rand (£1.20). Followed elephant markers. Took a lot longer than anticipated so allow 3-4 hours and take food and water. The famous big tree is jus that ie a big tree....More

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Your chance to see some of the little remaining of South Africa's subtropical forest. You are unlikely to see an elephant, but you will be ancient giant Yellowwood trees, We saw many beautiful plants, including many types of ferns and mushrooms. There were birds, millipedes,...More

Thank Shadow010
Reviewed 5 April 2014

A bit out of the way. Good selection of farm produce with home made jams etc but were a bit pricy. Lunch in the restaurant was good although service lacked smiles and was on the slow side. Food ok but again rather expensive for for...More

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We had a great time hiking the 7km White Elephant Walk. The trail itself was pretty well maintained, with only a few downed branches to sneak around/over. It was totally isolated and beautiful - we didn't see a single other person on the trail the...More

2  Thank Gaurav M
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Super amazing experience with this gigants, big, smart and beautiful animals! You need to have this experience once in your life!

Thank ncapanema
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We were lucky enough to have our own guided tour just my friend and I. The guides were so helpful we learnt a lot about elephants, had a personal photographer and had a wonderful walk with the elephants. Highly recommended.

Thank Clarebear84
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