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Address: R40 Hazyview, Hazyview 1242 , South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 498 4683
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Description: For those seeking a unique and memorable wildlife encounter, an Elephant...
For those seeking a unique and memorable wildlife encounter, an Elephant Interaction and Ride at Elephant Whispers is an exciting and touching experience not to be missed. Situated in the Sandford Conservancy on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers offers an Elephant Experience of a lifetime which will leave you with a renewed respect and admiration for these gentle giants of Africa.
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Interact & ride - Family holiday outing

It was an amazing experience. My daughters had the time if their lives. "How many people can say that they have ridden on an elephant? " was my 11 yr olds statement/question. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
AshleeKatzin
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Benoni, South Africa
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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was an amazing experience. My daughters had the time if their lives. "How many people can say that they have ridden on an elephant? " was my 11 yr olds statement/question. We learnt some incredible facts about elephants. They definitely are 'gentle giants'. After our visit I definitely see elephants in a whole new light. The staff were all... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We took the orientation + the ride. It is not only a place to ride elephants - it is a real sanctuary that educates people about the life and the Ecosystem of this animal. You get to touch the elephant all over - it is a remarkable experience. All the activities are beneficial to the elephants - they are trained... More 

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

It is fantastic for our team to hear your feedback on your elephant experience. Thank you very much for your support and enthusiasm for elephant conservation. Fond Regards from the Elephant Whispers Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the ability to interact with 2 of the elephants and learn more about them. The staff were very good and happy to take lots of photos with your camera! Some were even good! We also did the elephant ride and the extended sundowners tour which was a slightly longer ride to where the elephants were put to 'bed' followed... More 

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

The Elephant Whispers team is most appreciative of your recommendation, thank you for your great feedback. Good to hear you got some good photos, hope they provide lots of happy memories of your visit to Elephant Whispers. More 

Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The place is amazing, but one always feels sorry for the elephants having to do this as a "job" instead of being free. That said and done, it was an amazing experience. We got to touch the elephants, give them water, feed them, and my grandson got to ride on the elephant. That was truly an incredible and an amazing... More 

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely honest review, we are delighted you enjoyed visiting Elephant Whispers, and learnt so much about elephant, we are also very happy your grandson had an amazing experience. We can hear you really love elephant, and understand your concern about the elephant 'working', In a perfect world all wild animals would be free and safe -... More 

Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We learned so much about elephants and were thrilled to be invited to touch and see them up close. It was a wonderful ride with knowledgable men telling us about their lives We read stories of their personalities too. Highly recommend experiences these 6 elephants and the people who care so much for them.

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely detailed review and recommendation, we are very happy you enjoyed your time at Elephant Whispers, take care and fond regards. More 

Hong Kong
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A lovely way to see and learn about elephants (and a significantly more elephant friendly version than similar "attractions" in Thailand). But the elephant ride was short and the lunch very ordinary. And over US$200 per person! I don't mind contributing to elephant welfare but I did feel a little ripped off.

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback and will give your comments thought. To provide an elephant friendly facility, our activities are all designed with the elephant's well-being in mind, and of course to provide visitors with quality 'elephant time' while ensuring we are able to afford the necessary care for our special charges who are... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is incredible as you get up close and are able to touch, feel, stroke and feed an elephant and if you are lucky, Tembo will lie down and let you see under his ears and feel his tail and his tough leathery hide.

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive recommendation, it is incredible to be so close to the elephant - really a privilege. Take care, fond regards, the Elephant Whispers Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Brilliant experience where we were first treated to a show of elephant tricks and then got up close and personal with an elephant lying on the ground and touched its skin. Then photos standing under the elephant trunk and finally an elephant ride and feeding the elephant. A great way to learn more about these amazing animals.

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

We are really glad to hear you learnt a lot about elephant during your visit. Everything we teach the elephant is to assist in their daily care; we ask them to lift their feet for us so we can check for thorns and treat any cuts - not so easy otherwise to lift an elephant's foot! Fond regards from the... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The elephant encounter and elephant ride were both very slick and well organised. Highly informative and well presented. All the staff were friendly and engaged with the visitors. Really worthwhile.

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Great to hear you found your visit to Elephant Whispers worthwhile, we enjoyed hosting you. Thank you for your lovely feedback, Fond Regards from the Elephant Whispers Team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The elephant is one of the most iconic African animals there is to see, and if you want the best experience in Hazyview, you would do well to pay a visit to Elephant Whispers. We woke up at the crack of dawn to get here in time, and the sight of the elephants slowly rousing made it well worth our... More 

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this review

Your detailed feedback made our day, our team is delighted you enjoyed your time with the elephant. May your photos bring you many happy memories, take care, we hope to see you again. Elephant Whispers More 

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