Knysna Elephant Park in South Africa

Knysna Elephant Park


OwnerIan and Lisette Withers
Lisette Withers
Size100 hectar
First elephant arrived1994
Address P.O. Box 1204
Zip-code 6570
Place Knysna
Country South Africa
Website Website

DirectorsLisette Withers

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1997-: Geoff Phiri
(elephant head-keeper)
1997-: Mac Juwahave
(elephant head-keeper)

Elephant keepers: Edison Daundera
: Cuthbert Tembo
Record history
History of updates2020-10-01

Latest document update2020-10-30 07:03:11
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Knysna Elephant Park, located at P.O. Box 1204, in Knysna, South Africa , was founded in 1994 and the first elephant arrived in 1994.

Living elephants

At the Knysna Elephant Park lives 18 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Amari born 1998?
  2. Ashanti born 2006-01-17
  3. Bafana born 2010-03-00
  4. Bonnie born 1993-00-00
  5. Bulelo born 2003-01-00
  6. Clyde born 1993-00-00
  7. Gambo
  8. Jabari born 2003-11-00
  9. Keisha born 2003-12-00
  10. Malaika born 2003-10-00
  11. Mashudu born 2007
  12. Nandi born 1993
  13. Sally born 1989
  14. Shaka born 2001-06-00
  15. Shungu born 2007-01-01
  16. Thambile born 1991
  17. Thandi born 2003-10-16
  18. Thato born 2007

Comments / picturesOwners: Ian and Lisette Withers. The Knysna Elephant Park opened to the public in 1994 with Harry and Sally being the first two Kruger Park elephant orphans.

2005-06: A Zimbabwean handler Tobias Ndhlovu was killed by an elephant at the Knysna Elephant Park.

References for records about Knysna Elephant Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Knysna Elephant Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Knysna Elephant Park is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2014-05-23Knysna elephant parks response to abuse allegations - Elephant News
2014-05-19Alleged animal abuse at knysna elephant park - Elephant News
2011-06-06Knysna elephant attack: handler critical - Elephant News
2010-11-26Elephant care a jumbo task - Elephant News
2010-09-15Elephant walks offered at inkwenkwezi game reserve - Elephant News

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