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Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
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Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

By Mmilo Tours - Day Tours
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Mineral water
  • Entry/Admission - Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (unless otherwise stated)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up travellers from their hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria. Travellers to provide the address of pick up.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa
      • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25748P11

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25748P11

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        • Mmilo Tours - Day Tours
          259
          Pretoria, South Africa
          Joined in May 2012
        • toritoad4
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Safe, friendly and knowledgeable guide- excellent safari for those tight on time!
          Amazing experience for those on a tight schedule. Sibu, my guide, was amazing. Safe transport and he was very knowledgeable and trained about the park and the animals. We saw many on the two game drives (split by a stop for a coffee) and ended with a nice lunch at one of the lodges. Excellent option if you are trying to sneak in a safari on a business (or personal) trip!
          Written 3 May 2024
        • lirodriguez01
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful and unforgettable experience in Pretoria and Kruger National Park
          I had one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Patrick from Mmilo Tours arranged an wonderful and unforgettable trip for me and my family to Pretoria and Kruger National Park. Patrick’s is a great professional and person, he arranged every detail of my trip (picking us at the airport, transportation to the hotel, tours to the best sanctuaries in Pretoria, he assigned us a very experienced and respectful guide for the 2 days in Pretoria, transportation back to the airport to go to Kruger) We had another transportation waiting for us at the Nelspruit Airport to go to the park. The Shishangeni Lodge was beautiful, we even enjoyed the pool in our free time. The safaris were great, we saw all the animals even lots of lions! Patrick is a great person and very professional. He offered me lots of options. He was also very patience with all my questions. The whole experience was better than I expected.
          Written 16 April 2024
        • J9882XZjeffk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great quick trip - easy pick up / private guide
          A great day trip for those on a tight schedule. We had one day to to see some of the exciting outdoors that South Africa has to offer and this trip did not disappoint. Our guide Willem was fantastic, even sharing some of his own photos with us after the trip. In 6 hours we saw 4 of the big 5 including dozens of elephants and over 20 white rhinos across the reserve. Fantastic trip! Highly recommend.
          Written 24 February 2024
        • Daydream47565545867
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour & safaris
          The wiews are amazing, we take a lot of photos, the gide EXCELENT and we see the Big Five the first day... Visit Johannesburg, the Panorama route and the Kruger National Park by the hand off Willem Heckroodt
          Written 20 February 2024
        • 140nidhis
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience with Anton
          We did the 3 day Kruger safari organized by Mmilo and it was an unbelievable experience. Our guide Anton had great communication from the start. He was friendly and knowledgeable, and made the drive to our lodge very enjoyable. Wouldn’t recommend going anywhere else. 10/10.
          Written 30 January 2024
        • worldtravelheavy
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best safari experience
          Anton was a perfect guide and knew about culture, history, geography, flora, and fauna. Went out of his way to make our safari special. Look no further for your safari booking.
          Written 28 January 2024
        • P9128EEjonathanr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly Recommend! Ask for Anton.
          We had a wonderful trip and Anton, our guide, was excellent and welcoming. I recommend Mmilo Tours for its personal touch and flexibility. Anton went out of his way to ensure we had everything needed. He knew the park quite well and offered a personal touch to everything we did. Bakubung Lodge was also *wonderful.* Our biggest regret is not staying there longer! The food was really nice and the "proper braai" after our evening safari was a wonderful, authentic experience. We had a basic room, and it was roomy, spacious, and offered plenty of natural light. There was a full tub and shower, with plenty of hot water after a nice day in the park.
          Written 9 July 2023
        • ashhev
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to catch a safari in a time crunch!
          Anton was great! He picked us up from our hotel at 4:30 AM and gave us some background about South Africa on the two hour drive to the park. He also planned a coffee stop which was needed!! He helped us spot animals and drove to locations after hearing the types of animals we really wanted to see. The three of us asked many questions but he was always happy to answer all questions! Definitely recommend this tour and using a private tour for an adventure like this!
          Written 30 May 2023
        • andreabartoccini
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge and Panorama Tour
          We organized a 3 night Safari at the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge and the Pamaroma route from Joburg to the Sabie with Mmilo, and it was such a fantastic tour! Anton was our guide during the Panorama Route, and he was great! He is very knowledgable, friendly, fun and informative, and we really spent a great day with him! The stop in Hazyview at the Elephant Whisper Sanctary was also amazing. In the Sabie Reserve, the bush lodge is just fantastic- great guides, amazing food, but most of all the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful wildlife with the right pace and tranquillity (we spent a full hour with a leopard chasing an impala, just an example). Highly recommended!
          Written 2 May 2023
        • TheAvidTraveller2000
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great private safari trip
          I had a great experience with Willem, I decided to maximise my trip (as I only had one day) by having both a sunrise and sunset safari. Willem was very knowledgable about the wildlife which made the trip fascinating and educational. I benefits from a private trip experience so it was gxreat to be able to stop and observe the wildlife as we saw fit. I also felt very safe on the drive back and forth from J'burg with Willem at the wheel. Highly recommended.
          Written 19 March 2023
        • RonD177
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A History Lesson
          While I had been to Pretoria once before,this tour was the first time I got to see the Kruger House Museum and the Voortrekker Monument with it's carved history scenes of the settling of South Africa.Wilem made these visits come alive with his commentary.It was a history lesson.He dropped us off at the airport and even helped with our bags.A wonderful day.
          Written 19 March 2023
        • ricawh
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent service, support and experience
          I was very happy with the program and support by Norman from Mmilo Tours. I got a lot of very detailed information and instructions upfront and everything was confirmed shortly before my trip. All mails got instant feedback and booking and payment process was easy and secure. All transfers, tours (Blyde Canyon) and safaris (Kruger sunrise and sunset game drive) were on time and an enjoyable experience. I liked it very much and was very happy with the service. I would always consult Mmilo Tours if I was taking another trip. Just Pestana Lodge wasn't in the best shape. It seemed to me that the lodge has gotten old and renovations and maintenance are very necessary. They had a massive flood before I got there but stained furniture and service which did not pay attention has nothing to do with a flood. But that is not on Mmilo Tours.
          Written 14 March 2023
        • ToniaB425
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mmilo Tours went above and beyond for us, providing a magnificent safari experience
          Our group of four booked a 3-day luxury tour in Kruger National Park with Mmilo Tours, working specifically with Norman Lok. Unfortunately, just as we were traveling to Kruger, the weather and massive flooding there resulted in our lodge at Kruger being shut down very quickly (guests at our lodge were being evacuated by helicopter!). Norman persevered in trying to contact us about this situation at Kruger; however, he was unable due to our group not having access to wifi (due to a combination of load shedding and air travel on our part). That didn't stop Norman -- he actually intercepted our group at the airport before we boarded our plane to Kruger. And within just a few hours before he intercepted us, Norman booked an entirely different 3-day luxury safari for us at a different national park (Plenisberg) where weather was not an issue. We had an absolutely amazing experience on our newly booked safari in Plenisberg National Park. The staff, safari guide, and accommodations at Tshukudu Game Lodge were brilliant, providing an incredibly moving and profound experience for us. Our safari was an amazing end to our 2.5-week visit to South Africa, and our safari was everything and more that we were hoping for and needed. I cannot say enough positive things about Mmilo Tours, Norman Lok, and our lodge staff and safari guide. It. Was. Awesome.
          Written 4 March 2023
        • jcwbesq
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best RSA Safari Tour!!!
          It would be impossible to explain how incredible this tour provider is, but I’ll try. We engaged Mmilo Tours for the 3-day Kruger NP private tour after extensive research of more than a dozen providers for a specific 3-5 day window. We engaged, booked specific flights within South Africa, and graciously, Mmilo added a morning drive before our flight out of Nelspruit on top of our previously arranged tour. Yes, it was reasonably priced…, but a significant amount for two couples. We paid everything before even entering RSA with knowledge of no refunds. Then nature happened. Rain. More rain. Flooding. More flooding. The Crocodile River reached historic flooding levels and Kruger NP was closed. People in the park required emergency food, water & extraction. However, we were located in Port Elizabeth the evening before taking two flights into Nelspruit. Given Stage 3 Load Shedding (blackouts), we were unable to receive communications via email, WhatsApp, etc. Mmilo, and Norman Lok, arranged to change our tour to Pilanesberg NP. They arranged with our airline to intercept us in Johannesburg international airport; they caught us in time to prevent us from flying into the flooding. Mmilo arranged everything to replace our Kruger experience in Pilanesberg NP. Everything. Yes, we had to rebook, and purchase new flights back to Cape Town for our international flight itinerary, though otherwise, Mmilo made all necessary new travel arrangements to our private lodging in the bush! Pilanesberg NP was incredible! Tshukudu Game Lodge was incredible, times 100! Bobo Malebye (our private guide) was spectacular!!! I could go on, and on, and on… BOTTOM LINE: you cannot book a better service than Mmilo. #period
          Written 18 February 2023
        • D4416WMamandal
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day-trip experience
          We had a great experience with Anton as our guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the whole experience, including lunch at the end.
          Written 30 January 2023
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        Janet M
        Quinta do Lago, Portugal43 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour from start to finish. The sanctuary was amazing, lots to see and do and very informative. The staff there were really helpful and very friendly. They were knowledgeable about all the animals and made sure the interactions were safe but exciting. Our transport was provided by Anton and he was also excellent and informative on all of South Africa. He took great care to make sure we had hats, water sunscreen and gave us lots of tips for the rest of our holiday. Thank you for a wonderful day it far exceeded our expectations.
        Written 5 February 2023
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        julialoudon
        Delray Beach, FL5 contributions
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        Aug 2022 • Family
        Do yourself a favor and book this tour immediately! My daughter and I were thrilled with every part of this experience that is a must. Norman was a fantastic guide, had knowledge on every topic imaginable and found a lovely spot for lunch - he is perfection! FYI - do make sure to take the tour operator’s advice on add ons and go to the Monkey sanctuary first thing. It is a magical experience.
        Written 24 August 2022
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        Dear Julia - It was an absolute please to have been of service to you and it is heart-warming to read that you and your daughter had an amazing day out on tour with Norman and Mmilo Tours. If you are ever in our neck of the woods again, it will be our pleasure to arrange another awesome experience for you. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your day tour to The Elephant Sanctuary, the Monkey Sanctuary and the Anne van Dyk Cheetah Centre.
        Written 5 March 2023
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        Deborah G
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019 • Friends
        We were picked up early in the morning at our hotel by a wonderful guide, Norman. The trip was extremely pleasant, Norman is a wealth of knowledge! He went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of our visit, even treating us to an extra visit with the Meerkats, one of my favorite animals! He even stopped off at a grocery store for us on the way back to our hotel!
        We learned a lot about South Africa from Norman and visiting the sanctuary was a dream come true for me. There really are no words to describe the feeling that overcame me upon interacting with the elephants. I was so thrilled to see these majestic creatures being so cared for, knowing they had been rescued.
        It was also so heart-warming to see monkeys who had been kept as pets and working animals having the chance to live almost normal lives in a natural environment.
        It is true that Africa gets in your blood and I hope to go back some day.
        Written 31 October 2019
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        Dear Deborah and Joanne, Many thanks for the great review of your day tour to the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary. It was indeed my pleasure to have been able to spend the day with you and enjoyed our time spent together. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the rest of your time in South Africa and had a great tour. As I said to you, once Africa gets into your soul, there is no way of getting it out. You will be back. Kind regards – Norman.
        Written 7 November 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jpnl1963
        Norwich, UK29 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2017 • Couples
        This was a visit that we will never forget and being so close to these beautiful animals even if the kiss was a bit snotty.
        Written 27 November 2017
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        David L Williams
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023
        A fantastic tour! We were searching for something special to do to celebrate my wife's birthday, so we booked the Elephant/Monkey Sanctuary Tour. And folks, we found it here! The experience was UNFORGETTABLE!! We not only got to view the elephants and monkeys. We got to interact with them by feeding them and walking with them. We were even allowed to touch the elephants. Priceless!

        Anton was our guide, and he was phenomenal! His knowledge and passion for Johannesburg and the surrounding areas heightened our experience beyond our expectations. He enlightened us with historical and cultural information and was happy to answer all of our questions. He even assisted us in finding great lunch venues and African markets. He also recommended other things to do/ see during the tour. Because Anton was such an excellent guide, we ended up booking the Johannesburg/Soweto tour to complete our stay: definitely, a must before you leave SA!
        Written 13 June 2023
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        Lauran T
        Stuttgart, Germany16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2019 • Friends
        From the initial email communication to the guided day trip Mmilo Tours exceeded all my expectations. The response time was quick and Norman our Guide was friendly, personable and very knowledgable about the area. We had a private car pick up at our hotel (3 ladies who where on a mission trip), comfortable drive to the Elephant Sanctuary where Norman helped us locate our guide and then waited while we had our two hour tour...which I would highly recommend, then we went to a local market, small lion cub experience and then lastly lunch at a safari park. All of these suggestions where from Norman after he heard our desires!!!! Amazing Day!!
        Written 13 February 2019
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        Hi Lauran, I am so happy to hear that you three ladies had a great day with Norman. Those are fantastic photos. Thank you for your great review. We really appreciate it. Very best regards Jamie
        Written 18 February 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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