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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was absolutely brilliant! My son and I had a wonderful time; my jaw was aching I was smiling so much. What amazing animals these elephants are. Thoroughly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing experience! The sundowner with the elephants is such a wonderful way te spend an afternoon in hazyview. Add on the ride on the elephant. So worth it! And the sanctuary is doing great work with these beautiful rescued animals.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wow what a treat. Interaction with the elephants is a memory that will last forever. Very educational and a lot of fun. The elephant ride is well worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped here as part of the package we booked for Kruger, great place to get up close to an elephant and feel and learn about the animal rather than other I've been to where you just have a ride and a picture. Staff were great and were able to answer all questions asked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Make sure you book the optional Elephant Brushdown! it gives you a 20 minutes extra private quality time with the elephants! the brushdown is better than the elephant ride

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Nelspruit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What a great experience walking with elephants and getting to be so close to these gentle giants. Staff of the sanctuary were friendly and very knowledgeable. Will definitely recommend friends to go to the sanctuary and any person that loves the outdoors.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

a presentation on the automatic pilot and in a too big group a too touristic performance with the elephants, more a circus-act than a sympathic experience, after a good tipping for the whole staff they were asking still for individual tipping

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