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Elephant Sanctuary

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

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Amazing experience

Very friendly and helpful staff. Knowledgeable explanations and demonstrations. They treat the animals very well! Amazing experience being so close and interacting with these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
F8383MCmikec
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff. Knowledgeable explanations and demonstrations. They treat the animals very well! Amazing experience being so close and interacting with these gentle giants.

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Badplaas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the place on the 7th Jan '17, friendly staff they know wat they are doing. Place take care of Casper and Kitso as u always do. Will sure visit again

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Thank Kgaugelo B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a huge lover of elephants and interested in their conservation, so I was a little nervous about how tastefully the experience would be managed. The elephants were saved from a worst fate and so overall I was comfortable they are being looked after. You simply must pay extra for the sundown experience; which was the best part as... More 

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Salt Rock, South Africa
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interaction with these magnificent animals. The staff are helpful and informative and obviously enjoy their work . The site is a short drive outside of Hazy View .

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Thank petebendall
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to the elephant sanctuary was the highlight of my stay in Hazyview. The elephant keepers gave us an informative talk about the elephants history and anatomy. We got to feed and touch the elephants and walked with them with their trunks in our hands.

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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We'd booked the top priced 'sundowner experience' via email efficiently from UK, as 1st timer elephant / safari tourists. On arrival we were initially advised that we couldn't go to the water to see the ellies bathe, which was a little disappointing as it is a key differential from other menu experiences they offered. Upon querying this, they reneged and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Educational as well as amazing such a great 2 hours! Meet, feed, walk with and ride with such intelligent and giant animals!!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Great experience, got up close and friendly with both of the elephants!! Great time with the whole family, we all really enjoyed it very much!!

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Thank TimmyGUSA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went for the full day experience with the elephants, we didn't quite know what to expect and had no idea what a wonderful and memorable day it would end up being for all of us!! This is definitely one of the things that I would like to repeat once more in my life! Absolutely amazing day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Great experience with my best friends and hubby. The elephant are well taken care of and staff is passionate.

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