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Address: Hazyview, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 13 737 6609
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hazyview elephant sanctuary.

an amazing place these elephants are all rescues and obviously much loved. A fantastic experience we will never forget, thankyou ! x

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
susan p
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

an amazing place these elephants are all rescues and obviously much loved. A fantastic experience we will never forget, thankyou ! x

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Jersey Girl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A well-versed staff, you learn all there is to know about elephants. You get 100% interaction with the Elephants and the guides take wonderful pictures of you through the whole experience. They also have a great gift shop with prices much less than Kruger. I do recommend having hand/baby wipes to clean yourself up and wear sneakers.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lovely experience, the staff very informed and professional. a Bit sad that the elephants are not in the wild but lovely for us to see up close, kids loved it.

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Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I have always wanted to have a personal experience with elephants and I got the chance to at the elephant sanctuary in Hazyview. I thought I knew about elephants but I knew nothing until this tour. Innocent our tour guide was so patient, spoke so clearly and showed such passion for what they do there. Never mind that, seeing this... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Spent a couple of hours at the sanctuary as part of a stay at Hazyview during a South Africa holiday. The experience included the elephant brush down, interaction, walk and ride. Although there are only the two elephants there, Casper and Keter, the two of them were both well behaved during our interaction and ride. It was a fabulous experience... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Totally recommended. Great value for money. The staff is extremely friendly and facilities are great. We will never forget this real African Experience, thank you!

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Rochdale
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Informative and well-run interaction, with the keepers taking loads of good photos for us.

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SanctuaryManager1, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Andycat, We are so pleased you enjoyed the your visit to us. Thank you for your kind comments. I hope the photos with Kasper & Kitso will have a special place in your house. Thank you, the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary team More 

Murphy, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I hated that these gentle giants were treated like circus animals and forced into a stable for 14 hours each day. Sad, let them roam free without being poked and prodded by tourists all day long. Tourist trap.

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SanctuaryManager1, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear MRA1214, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have all wild animals live free? As you would have heard, our elephants at the Hazyview Sanctuary were rescued, one from coming from the Kruger National park via Namibia and the other from a neighbouring reserve. They are both used to humans, so... More 

Maputo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing experience! I recommend it to everyone visiting Hazyview area. We did the interaction and the ride with the elephants....the staff was just fantastic as I was with my husband and our 2 years old child, they managed for us to do the ride one turn each. the interaction includes a walk with the elephant where we have the chance... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Amazing interaction with these gentle animals getting up close and personal with them. Great idea that the staff take photos with your camera and this frees you up to enjoy the experience even more. Very special memories for the whole family.

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