Half Day Safaris run from 9.30am-12.30pm and 2-5pm
Safaris will continue through all safe weather conditions. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds or date changes for poor weather and, in the nature of safaris, we cannot guarantee you see particular species, though our ecologists know the area and what’s in it like the back of their hands and there is always something wonderful to see.
Safaris are either vehicle-based in an open-sided 14-seater Austrian Pinzgauer or open-air 5-seater Kawasaki mule, or guided on foot. If on a walking safari you’ll need a level of fitness that enables you to walk at a gentle pace, with numerous stops to observe things of interest, for 2-3 hours. On vehicle safaris there will be plenty of opportunities to stop at sites of interest and walk around for 15 minutes or so.
On receiving your booking we’ll send you an information pack with further details of what to wear and what to bring, together with a location map showing where to meet.
Knepp Wildland Safaris and campsite are all about the quiet and patient observation of nature. Some of the species we are likely to encounter are shy or can be frightened by loud noises or sudden movements. Others may take time to find. For this reason our safaris are suitable only for children of 12 and over.
We welcome guests with responsible children of 12 years and over but would also advise we do not provide additional entertainment for them.
Safaris include tea, coffee, and organic homemade cake but if you’d like to tie in your visit with a local meal we recommend:
The Crown Inn (our nearest pub with locally sourced food), Worthing Road, Dial Post, RH13 8NH - 01403 710 902
The Countryman Inn, Shipley, RH13 8PZ – 01403 741 383
The George & Dragon Dragons Lane, Dragons Green RH13 8GE – 01403 741320
The Sussex Produce Company (lovely food shop and café), 88 High St, Steyning BN44 3RD – 01903 815045
There are also lots of restaurants and cafés in Horsham, including Wabi, Bill’s and Tristan’s.
Trains run regularly to Horsham train station (RH12 1RD – 8.7m from New Barn Farm), Christ’s Hospital (RH13 0ND – 8.8m), Billingshurst (RH14 9SP – 9.3m) and Pulborough (RH20 1AQ – 12.5m). Click here for times.
The bus from Dial Post village runs on a Wednesday only: northbound to Horsham in the morning and from Horsham to Dial Post in the afternoon. The 23 bus runs regularly along the A24 from Worthing to Horsham. It’s about 15 min walk from New Barn Farm to the bus-stop at Old Barn Nurseries on the A24. Click here for times.
There is a taxi rank at Horsham, Billingshurst and Pulborough stations, but not at Christ’s Hospital.
Local taxis include:
www.abctaxis.co.uk or 01403 266 666
www.carfaxcars.co.uk or 01403 258 888