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Elephant Whispers

Address: R40 Hazyview | P O Box 2304, Hazyview 1242 , South Africa
Phone Number: 27 0 82 498 4683
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My life’s goal is to work with elephant conservation, so I may be biased with this review, but this was literally one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. You get A LOT of close interaction with elephants and lots of picture opportunities. I’m pretty sure they had to push me out of there; I kept asking questions just so... More

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Bomoseen, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We just returned home from a wonderful safari in South Africa, and a highlight on our trip was a visit to Elephant Whispers. I highly recommend this facility because of its unique experience with the elephants and it's amazing educational presentation. We were given a very personal and thoughtful tour which included an upclose and detailed visit with Tembo, a... More

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

The Elephant Whispers Team are so chuffed with your feedback, thank you very much for your lovely detailed review, we are most appreciative of you taking the time to do include detail of your experience. As parents, we are immensely happy that a 12 year old young man was impressed! We do hope you and your family will be able... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was here for the first time in June this year, accompanying a group of French tourists. The things being told, I mostly knew already. I should have written a review before, but never got around doing it. Some of the tourists had negative perceptions to start off with, a few didn't even want to go. But those that did... More

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

You are right - if only humans could be more like elephant, lots for us to learn from them! Thank you so very much for your detailed review, we are most appreciative of you taking the time to describe your elephant experience and those of the visitors you brought. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A must visit for anyone who loves these amazing creatures or wants to get to know more about them. It's an educational experience with close interaction with these gentle giants. Very informative and lovely facilties. The ellies are obviously well looked after and treated well which is so refreshing. This was an amazing family experience that we will NEVER forget.... More

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

Your lovely review means so much to the team who care for the elephant and happily share their incredible knowledge of these special creatures, thank you very much. More

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It is absolute amazing how elephants can relate to people. Their memory of over 120 tasks just gives you an idea how intelligent they are. It was a wonderful experience to get close and touch them. The staff are doing a tremendous job by using these orphaned elephants as ambassadors for the elephant.

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

It is absolutely amazing how elephant relate to people; we have so often been privileged to see compassion, patience and trust. When we have the tough job of treating a cut and we know we may be hurting them, they understand and allow us to treat them - very humbling. Thank you for your lovely positive feedback. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every minute - one of the biggest highlights of our honeymoon! There is an incredible atmosphere at Elephant Whispers - we highly recommend it!

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

How wonderful for us to hear that your visit to Elephant Whispers was one of the highlights of your honeymoon. Thank you for your review, the team were very chuffed with your comments. Please visit us again for a special anniversary! More

Canberra, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Although personally I prefer observing animals in their natural habitat, my children aged 10, 14 and 16 give elephant whispers 5 stars. They learned a lot from the elephant handlers and were touched by the stories of the elephants that had been rescued. The elephants also were in very good condition and were nicely treated by their trainers. Tembo, the... More

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

Thank you for your review; we appreciate you sharing your thoughts of your visit, and are delighted you enjoyed meeting Tembo. We agree that in a perfect world the best place for wild animals to be is in their natural habitat but sadly the pressure on land today has led to enormous conservation challenges, especially where elephant are concerned. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Elephants are amazing creatures, and if you love them then this place is a must go to! The elephants are looked after perfectly and with the uttermost respect. Definitely worth going to!

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

Thank you for your lovely review and positive recommendation, We love seeing people experience the joy of interacting with the elephant, it is a great privilege. More

Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Learned a great deal about elephants and was able to get close and touch them. Elephants were rescued and are very well cared for. Great for children.

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and learnt so much about elephant too. We find the elephant never stop teaching us - it is quite humbling! More

Camarillo, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Elephants have all been rescued from various difficult conditions, and are now very well cared for. The staff spent a lot of time teaching us about many aspects of the elephants lives and capabilities, as well as how they are cared for. No one possesses and shares that much information without truly caring for what they do.

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

The Elephant Whispers Team would like to thank you most sincerely for your review - it means so much to all of us who are incredibly passionate about the ellies. More

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