Pasture to Plate Safari

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A celebration of Knepp’s Wild Range meat and organic Market Garden

Our free-roaming herds of cattle, pigs, ponies, red and fallow deer at Knepp play a vital role in restoring the soil and creating new habitat for wildlife. While our aim with rewilding is to allow nature to take the driving seat, we do intervene in one respect. Without apex predators, we need to limit the animals to a number that works best for biodiversity. This provides us with organic, free-roaming, pasture-fed meat – to our minds, the healthiest, most ethical meat there is. It is also, unsurprisingly, delicious. We are proud to showcase Knepp Wild Range meat in our new café and restaurant, the Wilding Kitchen, and in our shop.

We are also keen to be part of the movement for eating meat in moderation. A plant-based diet is vitally important for a sustainable future, and we are thrilled to introduce our organic, nature-friendly Market Garden, created in 2021, just a step from the Wilding Kitchen, where we grow vegetables, fruit and salad using regenerative principles.

Your safari begins in the new Wilding Kitchen in a beautiful converted Sussex barn, where you’ll be welcomed with coffee and homemade brownies and an introduction to the day from Molly, Knepp’s Head of Natural Capital. Then head out in safari vehicles to meet our free-roaming animals and Pat, our Head Stockman. Ian, our Head Butcher, will then show you our sustainable, state-of-the-art, waste-free butchery, to see how we process our meat with respect and precision, with a chance to sample some of our Wild Range charcuterie.

Then it is back to the Wilding Kitchen to enjoy a delicious seasonal lunch prepared by Bradley our wonderful Head Chef, and his team.
To round off the day, our Market Gardeners, Signe and Rosanna will collect you from lunch to show you the stunning and prolific Market Garden, the source of much of the produce you have been eating, and explain their sustainable system of growing beautiful fruit and vegetables.

There may be a little walking involved on the safari and around the Market Garden, so do bring appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Vegans and vegetarians are warmly welcomed, with an option not to tour the butchery – though we hope they would find it interesting and reassuring.

10am-3pm
£175 per person

Important information

All guests must be over 12yrs. We cannot accommodate unaccompanied guests under 18yrs.

We regret we cannot offer refunds or date changes once your booking is made.

We cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species. 

Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see.

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Our 12+ Policy

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. Our campsite with open-air fire-pits, wood-burning stoves and an on-site pond is unsuitable for small children.

For this reason, our safaris and campsite are suitable only for children of 12 and over.

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