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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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A good way to spend an afternoon

The park is small but well cared and the animals seem happy and well cared too. Guides have a lot of information about the animals and they give you good information about... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2016
msgoliveira
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Maputo, Mozambique
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The park is small but well cared and the animals seem happy and well cared too. Guides have a lot of information about the animals and they give you good information about elephants that you never thought about. Then you can interact with them and touch them. Is an amazing experience that everybody that visit Africa should take.

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Thank msgoliveira
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and me went for a visit. Didnt know what yo expect. The elephants are well taken care of. This is really worth a trip! Any family would definately enjoy this

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County Cork, Ireland
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

There were only two elephants. I had imagined there would be lots. The guide was very good, explained the anatomy of the elephant and we were allowed to feed and walk the elephants. They certainly were not wild, rather tame.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

The experience lasted about 1.5 hours and are guide gave a fairly detailed briefing. We walked with the elephant holding his trunk and were able to touch various parts including the elephant giving us a kiss.

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Thank georgematthews
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The elephant sanctuary located in hazyview, the most amazing experience walking with a group into the path where we waited to see the elephants, we had an opportunity to feed the elephants and get a kiss on the neck what a heartwarming feeling, it's worth the price, you are allowed to take pictures, and walk with the elephants and learn... More 

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Thank Neeta R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had a wonderful time with the elephants on my wife's birthday in May 2016. The handlers were knowledgeable and confident in their abilities to manage these enormous creatures! The ride on them was an awesome experience, and one that we won't forget very soon!

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Thank brenn707
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 28, 2016

The staff was incredibly welcoming, personable, and knowledgable! My family and I had a great time. Our tour group was small, which made it even more personal. Casper and Kitso, the elephants in the sanctuary, were gentle and had great personalities of their own! It was a fun (and educational) experience that I would highly recommend for travelers who venture... More 

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Thank Kylia K
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

it was nice to come close to such big animals. We brushed them down and walked with them. It took almost two hours but the real personal direct contacts with the animals were only 15 minutes or so.

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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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176 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you want to be up close to an elephant, this is one of the nicest places to do so. An small educational tour before meeting up with these majestic animals. You'll be surprised how big they are! You can feed them and walk with them (they will follow you while you hold their trunks). The elephants look good and... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 18, 2016

The teaching involved here is so worth it. The guide and the rest of the staff made everyone feel welcomed and at peace, Casper and Kitso are the best.

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