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Elephant Sanctuary

Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I was treated to an up close & personal interaction with 2 very beautiful African elephants who had been saved from another Park. The trainers & keepers were so informative & very protective of their rather majestic charges. They spend so much time with these elephants, play with them & very definitely love them. They explained that all the trainers... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It is just something you have to do, these are majestic animals and the sanctuary is doing an amazing job

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What was there not to enjoy and love? The Elephants are just gorgeous! A life-long dream came true by touching and riding an elephant!! It was also very informative. One can feel the love between the handlers, guides and the elephants.

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Fremont, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Getting this close to an elephant was really an awesome experience. The handlers let you touch and feel various parts of the animal under close supervision. The experience is also educational about the anatomy and life of African elephants so it's a great experience for kids. We opted for the early morning tour which included a brush down of Kasper.... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Absolutely recommend. There is a show with all of them (not circus style), and then hands on experience before ride. Great people and great site. Enjoy!

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Tremelo, Belgie
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Get to know everything there is to know about elephants, and the meet two of them, touch them, get a kiss from one (not recommended when you're not in for some funny looks), and ultimately ride one ! Such a nice animal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Caspar and his friend were very good to ride on and the handlers are very respectful of the animals. It was wonderful to learn about pachyderms anatomy also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Help full on request and well informed and friendly. I will recommend it to all "its a once in a lifetime experience"

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We travelled to South Africa in October 2013, taking in Johannesburg, Capetown and then back to explore the Kruger National Park. We stayed in Hazyview Cabanas as this was located close by to a gate in the SW corner of the park (from memory). Myself & my partner travelled with a South African couple who were familiar with Hazyview &... More

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Witbank, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a fantastic place to visit and get so close to these magnificent beasts, have lots of photos taken with them and even taking them for a walk. My wife and I left there on a high. Such a wonderful experience

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