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Kwantu Elephant Sanctuary

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Adjacent to N2 on the way to Grahamstown, Grahamstown, South Africa
+27 42 203 1400
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I have visited Kwantu several times and taken many visitors there. Each time its been a wonderful... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2017
santylald
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Grahamstown, South Africa
USELESS VISIT

When we came there two weeks ago we were told by the lady at reception of the hotel that the... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Ellen123_13
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Kuils River, South Africa
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Adjacent to N2 on the way to Grahamstown, Grahamstown, South Africa
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+27 42 203 1400
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

I have visited Kwantu several times and taken many visitors there. Each time its been a wonderful experience. Very friendly staff, great hospitality and of course first class game viewing. At the price they charge, this is bargain.

1  Thank santylald
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

When we came there two weeks ago we were told by the lady at reception of the hotel that the elephant sanctuary has been closed for more than a year! You can go on a game drive but that is it. Very disappointing to say...More

Thank Ellen123_13
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

i took a small group of Guests to Kwantu for a Elephant back safari...was so nice to see the Elephants being treated with Respect!!! ive sadly seen Elephants being slapped for being animal... but gladly not here. And to top it off for basically the...More

Thank BlueSkiesBackpackers
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The staff was courteous and was happy to help with any queries. Very knowledgeable and able to answer many wildlife questions whilst still adding humour to a game drive. Amazing food, halaal friendly.

Thank AmberNienaber
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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Firstly this is not a circus...these girls were rescued from a cull. I saw no whips or chains....Call me crazy but this seems to be a better life. I have been to Thailand and that is where you see elephants mistreated. I have also travelled...More

Thank travelmadkelz
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

The riding was fun but the feeding of them was even better. You have to be able to take tall steps up about 18 inches to climb the stan that you board the elephants from. They will take lots of pictures of you with your...More

Thank GreenBayWIWaterguy
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Three friends and I planned a trip to Kwantu relatively last minute (about 3 days in advance) to fill up a weekend while studying abroad at Rhodes. We had the whole place to ourselves, each rode elephants around the park, and were able to feed...More

Thank hammka01
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

We recently visited here with great grand children and they thoroughly enjoyed the hands on with the elephants - feeding stroking etc. Trouble was it seemed to be all over too quickly but that is what happens when one is enjoying oneself.

Thank LyndylooSouthAfrica
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Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Want to warn all other animal lovers that this place is a glorified circus. Was horrified at the 'show' put on for us while men sat on the elephants making them perform silly tricks. The men stayed on their backs for the entire time, kicking...More

5  Thank Jess B
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Reviewed March 3, 2016

after the elephants performed some sort of show, we had the chance to feed them and take a photo. for a surcharge you're also allowed to ride them. absolutely fantastic and an awesome experience!

Thank LLCLars
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