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Elephant Sanctuary

Address: Hazyview, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 13 737 6609
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I am a lover of elephants I think that they are such a big huge,, cute animal so I enjoyed the sanctuary I could have stayed here the whole day. Must see place if you are visiting this area.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visit this place, it is good for them and you. You will learn a lot about the elephants. Take the optional ride.

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Tom V, Marketing Agent at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Tjerkies Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Elephant Sanctuary. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our elephants are well cared for and that visitors are fully educated on these magnificent creatures. Hope we see you back again sometime. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A great place to visit if you are in Hazyview. Highly educational, learnt a lot about elephants. A great place to take the family. We got to interact with the sweet elephants and walk with them and feed them. One of the best experiences ever.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved the way we got to interact with the elephants, such beautiful creatures, I felt privileged to be allowed to share their space. The keepers were firm but were constantly rewarding these magnificent animals and praising them, and the elephants appeared content with people around them, one seemed to be actively basking in the attention. We took part in... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a blast getting close enough to touch an elephant, walk an elephant and even ride on an elephant.

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