School Groups

Conservation Through Education

One of the Parks primary objectives is CONSERVATION through EDUCATION. Our elephants stand as vital ambassadors for their wild counterparts – both in the neighbouring Knysna forests and throughout the African continent. School groups from all over the country visit the Park every year; and through responsible and educational interactions we are able to provide thousands of school children the opportunity to learn more about the largest land mammal on the planet.

Many of these children would never have the opportunity to see, never mind meet, an elephant in person. Scholars and students are privileged to have a close-up and personal encounter with these gentle giants, and leave having gained a new found respect for these wonderful animals, as well as a better understanding of the African elephant and their desperate need for conservation and protection across the continent.

“In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~ Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet

PLEASE NOTE: All guests are required to wear cloth masks, have their temperature scanned with a non-contact thermometer and undergo a symptom screening. Read our COVID-19 protocols for details

School Group Rates

Teachers 1 teacher per 10 children FREE
Additional teachers R200 per person
Pre-School Learners R50
Primary School Learners R70
High School Learners R90
Elephant Snack Bucket R30 (5 included per 10 children)
Departure Times 09h00 to 15h00
Experience Duration 30 – 45 min

Please Note

  • Discounted rates are offered to school groups
  • Pre-booking is essential to confirm numbers and arrangements with teachers
  • Additional elephant snack buckets to be purchased at reception