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Adventures with Elephants
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Bela Bela
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Owner description: Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience, Adventures With Elephants offer unique intimate hands-on educational elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris, swims on elephants, starlight safaris as well as tailor-made events such as weddings, team-building, corporate functions and filming. Info:Adventures With Elephants is an educational elephant interaction facility / venue located on a beautiful 300 hectare wildlife reserve. AWE is situated an hour’s drive north from Pretoria and is a short 35 km from Bela Bela off the R516 on the D1000 adjacent to the Zebula Country Club. Adventures With Elephants is managed by the Hensman family who have been privileged to have lived and worked with elephants since 1988 and as such offer unrivaled elephant experiences.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Wow, this is something you can almost not describe in words...it is a bit costly however it is a once in a lifetime! We fed them, we touched them, they "kissed" is, we walked with them and then we had a ride on them - what can be better than this? The staff is also very pleasant and the tour guide was excellent. A must to do!

1  Thank 33Tia
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Totally Worth it!
The staff is really cute and allow lots of pictures with the elephants. The work they are doing there is serious and beautiful! For the ellies and for the cute meerkat named Trouble!

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Fantastic time, very educational and hands on experience. Well run place and obviously well loved elephants.

Thank Winnielindy
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SeanElephants, Manager at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Dear Winnie Lindy

A belated thank you for your review on Tripadvisor, We're very happy that you had a great time with us and hope that you still think of us?

Regards

Sean

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Another tick off the bucket list...I recommend this experience as #1 on your to do list. These wise and gentle giants are awe inspiring. The team at "Adventures with Elephants" are offering us an opportunity to learn about nature and these wonderful beings.

1  Thank SonjavB
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SeanElephants, Manager at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2012

Dear Sonja

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor.

Regarding ticking off your Bucket List, we glad that you visited but much more to do here before you can fully tick us off your bucket list! Please visit for the swim.

The most important thing is that you learnt about these wonderful animals and hopefully have a new-found respect for these incredible animals.

Warm Regards

The Adventures With Elephants Team

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The interaction with elephants is very instructive. You may touch the elephants, sit on their knees and if you are lucky you will even be kissed by an elephant.

Thank Camilla B
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SeanElephants, Manager at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Dear Camilla,

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor.

We are glad that you enjoyed your time with the Team and hope that you learnt a lot about the elephants and have a new outlook on them. We also hope that you were lucky enough to be kissed by Chishuru!

Warm regards

the Adventures With Elephants Team!

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