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Elephant Sanctuary

Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Educational and fun experience for the whole family. The guide talked us through the background of the 2 elephants, names, age and where they came from before the interaction. It was amazing to see how well trained the elephants are and their ability to follow instructions.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This experience is not just for kids. As a party of 6 adults we had a fantastic time both interacting with, and learning about these wonderful creatures. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and all the handlers treated the elephants with love and care.

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Chennai
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This two and a half hour interaction consisted of an interactive narration of the anatomy, physiology, physiognomy etc of the African Elephant in comparison to its Asian cousin, followed by an interaction with two elephants and culminating in a bareback ride on the elephants.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A wonderful experience. Kids loved it as much as we did. It was an hour and half tour. The interaction between the tourist and elephant was very hands on. Touching the elephants was an amazing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

A great experience, just me wife and I were provided a personal tour to meet the elephants. They we're wondrous animals who allowed us to lead them and we paid extra to ride them. The ride was amazing and we spent 15 mins walking through the bush. A truly memorable experience helped by very knowledgable handlers and guide.

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Nelspruit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

My family is out from Europe and we decided to visit elephant sanctuary. What a wonderful experience . The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the elephants are a sight to see. Touching them, feeding them and getting to know them is a spiritual experience. Don't miss it if you are I the area

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SanctuaryManager1, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Lesley1, As you rightly say, to get to know an elephant is a spiritual experience and when you visit with the expectation to learn and enjoy, that is exactly what you will leave with. We thank you for your recommendation and that you chose to visit us, when time with visiting family is so precious and short. Kind regards,... More

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