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Elephant Whispers

R40 Hazyview | P O Box 2304, Hazyview 1242 , South Africa
27 0 82 498 4683
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hazyview, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is what any person with an interest in animals should experience. If you like Elephants this is an essential part of understanding them and getting to have some idea of their make up. I continue to marvel the way they can walk through the bush so silently and more especially because of their size. It is an amazing experience... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I loved Elephant Whispers!! Not only was the experience incredibly entertaining, but also so educational; I learned so much about these gentle giants! They are beautiful, intelligent and loving creatures!

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The early morning visit to Elephant Whispers was a great experience. It is not a circus exercise but a truly interactive engagement with these magnificent beasts. They are actually incredible creatures which one has to be so close to touch to understand them. This experience with Elephant Whispers allows you to do just this. The team explain and allow you... More

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am South AfrIcan, but this is the first time that I have ever had this sort of interaction with elephants. I had family with me, some South African and some American. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I have visited game parks all my life and I still came away more educated about elephants. To be able to see... More

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Maputo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

In general, I must say it was a positive, educational experience. The setting is beautiful, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and it was great to be able to see the elephants up close and to touch and feed them. We learned a lot about elephants in general. However, our group was too large (about 30 people), so naturally the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We did the Elephant Whispers experience during our stay near Kruger National park. It included a show of trained elephants, an interaction with the elephant (ever given an elephant a drink or tried how it's ears feel like?) and a short elephant ride. Elephant Whispers have an educating approach to the beautiful creatures and gives info on their treatment and... More

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Colleen_KHazyview, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

It is just not possible to describe what an elephant ear feels like, or how different the texture of the skin on the inside and the outside of the ear is. You just have to feel their ears yourself to know! We do hope you were not given an Elephant 101 examination on all the elephant facts shared... Thank you... More

Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were on a package tour with Riviera and expected an elephant ride but it was so much more. It was the highlight of our trip. We really learned a lot but also had a chance to get to know an elephant, touch him and appreciate how much we share. I'm not somebody who is sentimental about animals but this... More

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Colleen_KHazyview, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

The Elephant Whispers Team who care for the elephant are so chuffed with your kind words, and delighted you enjoyed your time with the elephant. We loved that you appreciated how much elephant and humans share, thank you for your lovely review. More

Randburg, South Africa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

What an experience to get up close to the elephants and touch them. You get to learn so much about these huge creatures. The staff are so friendly and helpful. This is definitely one of the things that one must do in Hazyview or even if you are close by. The scariest thing for me was the dismount after the... More

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Colleen_KHazyview, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive recommendation for Elephant Whispers. We hear what you are saying about the size of the elephant - our biggest one is 3.3.m at shoulder height - that is quite something! We are terribly sorry you were not able to enjoy a meal in the garden due to the restaurant being closed, please accept our sincere... More

Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It was amazing to meet the elephants, feel the trunk, the hard skin on the belly and the soft skin behind the ear. They are wonderous creatures. Brighton gave us a great talk about the elephants and afterwards we went on a ride on their backs. A day to remember, thank you all!

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Colleen_KHazyview, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

You are right - the elephant are wondrous creatures! The constantly teach us and remind us about the important things in life. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with them. From all of us at Elephant Whispers - thank you for taking the time to write a review. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I was overwhelmed with the care, affection and compassion that these folks give to their rescued elephants. My family loved meeting the elephants up close, hearing their stories and the ride was super fun. We had a wonderful, wonderful, memorable experience. So glad we did the Sundowners option!

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Colleen_KHazyview, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your Sunset Ellie Experience. Sometimes people say that our elephant were given a 2nd chance when they were rescued, I think it is all of us who were given the 2nd chance - the privilege of caring for them. More

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