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Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: Hazyview, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 13 737 6609
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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8 week Africian Adventure

This place is fabulous, they have two elephants which you can touch, stand beside, ride and interact with the elephants. The guides are so knowledgable and friendly , no question... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Naas, Ireland

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Naas, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is fabulous, they have two elephants which you can touch, stand beside, ride and interact with the elephants. The guides are so knowledgable and friendly , no question is a problem for them. Well worth the visit.

Thank decdeasy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a well kept environment. The staff is very friendly and informative. They look well after the elephants. It was lovely to have an encounter with the elephants and to walk with them. We loved the time spend there

Thank ellie856
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Elephant Sanctuary not only gives you the opportunity to ride on the elephant, and to experience the trunk in hand but it also gives you a great deal of information. They even take you to where the two elephants sleep at night - which wasn't a huge necessity for me as I wasn't prepared for the smell that hit... More 

Thank Bernadette C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This sanctuary have two elephants they have rescued. Absolute friendly staff and they are very happy to answer your questions and are very patient. It is an amazing experience and definitely worth a visit!

Thank Anouck D
Dorchester, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was one of my favorite spots of my trip. If you go first thing in the morning you get to brush the elephants at sunrise! So cool. Then you learn all about the elephant in a mini info session. Then you go to another area where 2 elephants are brought in and you can go one at a... More 

Thank angc301
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is absolutely brilliant. Elephants that otherwise would have been killed have been rescued and are cared for by amazing people. You can learn so much about these amazing animals in a safe environment.

Thank Jenny i
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a day or 2 in advance. Note to get the correct address/direction when booking (4km out of Hazyview). Arrive 15 min earlier - need some time to fill in the forms. The staff are friendly and helpful and explain everything so well. Very educational and interesting. The experience include touching, feeding and walking with the elephant with lots... More 

Thank RonelRogers
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples enjoyed this tour but do the elephant ride or you might be disappointed. Very friendly handlers and two elephants to learn about. It was easy to book and go early to see the pretty grounds.

Thank jebett
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was absolutely an amazing experience. Not to be missed! Absolutely value for your money. The interaction by touching and feeding the elephant was such a great experience. The tour guide was friendly, polite and very educated. The elephant handler was also extremely friendly and had such a good sense of humor. Will come back to see the gentle giants... More 

Thank Annarine R
Polokwane, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great personal interaction with the elephants. Very friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. Riding the elephants is worth it.

Thank WilliamElize

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