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Elephant Sanctuary

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Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609
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great place to visit

Although the place is a little expensive its still a lot cheaper than the elephant whisper by a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TOPCATDC
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Newcastle upon Tyne
BRILLIANT EXPERIENCE

A lovely experience especially for the younger children. the gentlemen working with these... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Martie M
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Harrismith, South Africa
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  • Excellent63%
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Hazyview, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the place is a little expensive its still a lot cheaper than the elephant whisper by a long way . the place is well run and all the staff are very friendly , the 2 elephants are very placid and friendly . the tour...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely experience especially for the younger children. the gentlemen working with these elephants are friendly and so kind to the children. the elephants are huge but a good guide for scared kids.

Thank Martie M
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Day Martie M Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our gentle giants. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the brushing down of the 2 elephants, which was fun and kids really enjoyed it. It is impressive to be so close to this magnificent animals. We got a lots of information about the elephants and their habitat. Receive even a kiss from...More

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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our gentle giants. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and friends were very pleased with the opportunity to learn a great deal about S Africa elephants, the rescue operations and have a chance to interact directly with the two bull elephants they keep at the Sanctuary. It awed them to be so...More

Thank Ken P
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you all had a great experience with our gentle giants and lush bird life. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an experience everyone should do, to be able to interact with elephants, touch them, walk with them is amazing. The staff are amazing, and treat the animals with care. It gives you a better understanding of the elephant spending time with them.

Thank Seth O
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Day Many thanks for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you had an amazing experience with our gentle giants. Kind Regards

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

i would highly recommend this trip it gives you a great insight into how they care for elephants who lives were in danger in the wild you get a close up experience with the elephants feed them be right close to them if you want...More

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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with our gentle giants.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Amazing and very instructive hours to learn about these animals and you have the chance to touch them and walk with them! Perfect also for kids

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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that our two gentle giants could add to your knowledge and experience. Kind Regards

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We did half day there and it was just fun to learn about the elephants, do some stuff with them and to have the opportunity to really experience them. The staff there was great and kind and we really recommend to visit this place for...More

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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Good Day Thank you for taking he time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our gentle giants.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We went to this attraction because it is a sanctuary. The two elephants we met had been rescued. They have become friends and cannot be separated. It was so much fun to see their behaviours and walk with them. They have learned to trust those...More

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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you took the time to visit our gentle giants.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The elephant sanctuary in Hazyview is a little haven for the elephants that have been rescued. Both Kasper & Kitso have found a place to call home where they are safe.

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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you came to visit and share in the experience with our gentle giants. Kind Regards

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MGRL411
July 7, 2016|
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Response from Reluctant_business | Reviewed this property |
I am not an expert, and not sure what research you have done, but I think there is a distinction between Indian Elephants and African Elephants...the Indian Elephants are not suitable for riding, whereas the African Elephant... More
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Deegaug
July 13, 2015|
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Response from SanctuaryManagerHazy | Property representative |
Dear Deegaug, All the elephants at 3 Sanctuaries have been removed from the wild by a third party, the ellies eventually ended up with us. The older male at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary was removed from the Kruger... More
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