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Elephant Whispers

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Me and my friend booked this and it was absolutely amazing, the staff were friendly and knew a lot... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Amazing gentle giants

I and my family enjoyed companion we had with elephants and friendly and accommodating staff at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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For those seeking a unique and memorable wildlife encounter, an Elephant Interaction and Ride at Elephant Whispers is an exciting and touching experience not to be missed. Situated in the Sandford Conservancy on the banks of the Sabie River in...more
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R40 Hazyview, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
+27 82 498 4683
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my friend booked this and it was absolutely amazing, the staff were friendly and knew a lot about the animals, feeding them and riding the elephant was brilliant, the only thing was the store they have there closes really early so buy things...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chizer1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I and my family enjoyed companion we had with elephants and friendly and accommodating staff at Elephant Whispers, My family never thought that you can be close to an elephant and touch and feed, It is an excellent job the Elephant Whispers team is doing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Innowise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hazyview is good places to visit and is rich in nature, everything that u might need to see is there by visiting the place I learn many things.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Excursion60950353079
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative. Very friendly owners and staff. If you want to get close up to these wonderful animals, this is the place. The handlers get the elephant to lay down and you can rub their ears. Also plenty if up close photographs can be had....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lesley I
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed 24 days in South Africa travelling around...and this place is printed in my heart. Getting the chance to touch them, feed them, play with them and even to ride them if you want (extra money will be charged,) is a one time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Valentina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of exploring we visited elephant whispers. It is a beautiful haven for elephants. Really an eye opener to meet these magnificent creatures. We did not go on the elephant ride but just did the encounter. You can see the elephants are well cared...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anee786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a day I will never forget. The animal handlers clearly had a great relationship with the animals and respected them accordingly. All handlers were friendly and eager to answer as many questions as we liked. The elephants are beautiful and the talk is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brilliana
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great recommendation, the team who care for the elephant really appreciate their well-deserved positive feedback. We hope you have some wonderful photographs of you with the elephant to remind you of your time at Elephant Whispers, thank you for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a memorable, dream come true, day with the elephants. We enjoyed every minute learning about the elephants and spending time with them in the countryside and at learning sessions. We were also able to ride 6 plus ton elephant. My...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank E3988MUeh
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We actually visited just over a year ago, but the experience is still so fresh in our minds! To begin with we were told all about the elephants and the fact that they were “rescued” made it all even more special, but the highlight was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MikeetJan
Colleen K, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How wonderful that you posted your review a year later, that means it was a good visit! Thank you so much for doing that, the team really appreciate your feedback. We are looking forward to your next visit - Tembo has grown since you last...More

Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing experience with African Elephants and left with a new appreciation for these incredibly intelligent creatures. The elephant ride was fun too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Steve G
November 19, 2018|
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Response from berlag0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was about R500, which is approximately £30. We didn’t ride them though, only touched them and photographed with them
September 11, 2018|
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Response from rtsmiles901 | Reviewed this property |
it cost about 56 dollars.
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Lowveld Extreme A | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible you can brush the elephants. They actually ly down so you can feel them, touch the ears & body.
Travel Forum Posts
Accommodation close to Hippo Hollow (6 Replies)
Help! I was hoping to spend 2 nights at Hippo Hollow on our way back to Jo'burg from Kruger but I've left it too late and they're fully booked!! Can anyone suggest any alternative in close proximity as I'm hoping to suprise my partner with a trip to Elephant Whispers on our last day in the country. It doesn't necessarily have to be a 'lodge' in the same style as HH but something nice for R450 - £550 per person per night. Thanks in advance Becky
September 10, 2008|
Response fromCambalala|
Hiya. Have you tried Idle & Wild? - I've only heard good things about them. ----------------------------------------------------- Cambalala guest house - Kruger Park Lodge - Hazyview
please check my Itinerary & give suggestions (4 Replies)
hi, We plan to visit Kruger next month & I have made this tentative itinerary & will need suggestions .we have 2 kids aged 6 & 9 yrs. Day 1.Land at Jo’burg in morning .drive to Nelspruit in rental car & stop at Sudwala caves on the way.check in the hotel at Nelspruit & relax there for rest of the day. Day 2.Game drive to Kruger with some tour company in morning. I need suggestion for some kid friendly things to do in afternoon in Nelspruit(not game drive) Day...More
March 05, 2014|
Response frommiki121|
As you live in Durban is there any reason why you are first flying to Johannesburg? You could easily go to Kruger from Durban, it is only 200km further so timewise the same if you still have to go to the airport, check in, fly, pick up a car etc. I'd drive the first day to Pongola, sleep over and then drive through Swaziland (very easy to do) and enter Kruger at Malelane. If there is another reason why you are driving from Johannesburg then staying over in Nelspruit sounds good (also...More
Santa Monica, California
Elephant Whispers: Ultimate Experience vs Sunset Interaction (2 Replies)
Hello! Based on the great reviews posted on this site, we would like to experience Elephant Whispers when we visit the Hazyview area later this year. But we are a bit confused by some of the activities on offer and would appreciate your feedback! The 2 hours Ultimate Elephant Experience seems great, but it's almost twice the price of the Sunset Interaction & Ride. The only difference I can read is an additional 15 minutes and a picnic lunch instead of sundowners. Am I missing...More
August 22, 2010|
Response frommelzzz|
Hello! sorry to double-dip on this topic, but we're also expanding our reserach to consider the elephant-back safari at the Kwa Madwala reserve in Malelane (we're staying in White Rivers, therefore similar access to either). Does anyone know how they compare? If we're making our way out to Malelane from White Rivers, are there other worthwhile activities in that direction? Thanks1