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Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: , Hazyview, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 13 737 6609
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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My 4 year old granddaughter and I had an unforgettable great experience with the elephants, we fed them and held hands with them on an amazing walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Temse, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice sanctuary. Only 2 elephants though and a lot of people in the group. Walking with trunk in hand is just taking a few steps one tourist after another

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My 4 year old granddaughter and I had an unforgettable great experience with the elephants, we fed them and held hands with them on an amazing walk.

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Welkom, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited the sanctuary and found it to be very interesting and not at all regretting the visit. It is very expensive, but then you have to realize that these animals are not cheap to look after, and I must say they were in pristine condition. Did not ride the elephants, just the tour and elephant walk. Will do it again... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The staff are very knowledgeable but when you book a 90 min walk with elephants, you don't expect to have twenty of you taking a turn with 2 elephants to march around a paddock. This wasn't what I expected for over R500. We've just returned from a 19 day tailor-made tour of KwaZulu Natal, Swaziland & Kruger. Rosemary at Independent... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Booked for the early morning brushdown at 7.30am which began with a very welcome coffee. The staff are so knowledgeable and treat the animals with such care and devotion allowing you to learn so much and get really close to these fantastic animals. This is a must do activity that you will remember for ever.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An amazing experience! Getting so close to these animals, touching them riding on them was truly awe inspiring and so insightful.

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chicago, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wonderful to be so up close and personal, got to lead an elephant on a walk, explore all of his body:trunk, tail, feet, ears, tongue and gave him a big hug. He was enormous! One of my favorite highlights!

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Hazyview, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What an experience! Wow! The guides' knowledge of these magnificent animals is amazing. They treat these mighty elephants as if thet are their own! To feel, touch and ride these gentle giants are truly an amazing experience! Keep up the good work!!!!!

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Loved the experience here at Elephant sanctuary, loved the information and interaction with these wonderful animals. it an experience of a lifetime

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Definately the highlight of our honeymoon. We loved being so close to the elephants. So in awe of these beautiful animals The staff are incredible. Gave us lots of interesting info about the elephants. They are so helpful and friendly too. Thanks to all at the Elephant Sanctuary. We will definately be back

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