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Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8145
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Ride on Elephants and contribute to their welfare

After seeing these amazing beasts in the wild, we wanted to find out more about them & ride on them. The sanctuary allows you the chance to ride on these magnificent animals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andy H
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After seeing these amazing beasts in the wild, we wanted to find out more about them & ride on them. The sanctuary allows you the chance to ride on these magnificent animals & your contributions go towards their welfare. there is a huge amount of information presented. go early if you can as less people there and the trip is... More 

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Thank Andy H
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was by far the best experience we had on our trip. To get so close to these wonderful animals was truly magically. Something my 5 & 6 year old girls will never forget......

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Thank danejaneen
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of the most incredible things we have ever done and is a must do! We where 3 adults and 2 kids (3 yrs and 6 yrs). The elephants literally took out hands in their trunks and walked with us. The guides where incredible and obviously have a great love and respect for the animals. It was clean,... More 

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Thank burmateak
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I truly had a magnificent time here. Staff were great and the elephants 🐘 are gorgeous. So well tamed and friendly. Being able to touch and walk with them was great. Great value for money.

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Thank Matt240975
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13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although quite pricey, it is well worth the 'walking with elephants' tour - we got to walk alongside them while holding their trunks. The elephants each do a trick for you once you get to a seating area. This was really amazing to see. Thereafter, you are able to feed them and also brush them down. The guides are very... More 

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Thank Leandra S
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meet and feed the Elephants,what a great few hours on the sanctuary. Learn from the rangers all about the individual elephants. Touch and feed the these huge animals . Take all the photos you want and then have lunch in the cafe. A super day !!!! 😎🐘

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Thank Dermot J
Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The elephants here seem genuinely happy despite not being in their native environment - free to roam within the extensive sanctuary but sufficiently greedy to appear on parade for visitors bearing buckets of fruit and vegetables. Mind where you walk - all that input does produce a corresponding output in which you really don't want to stand... The format is... More 

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Thank Pigassou47
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing unbelievable experience! We took our 2,5 year daughter with us. She has not stopped raving about the interactive experience!

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Thank J l
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure about visiting here, as we have been horrified in other countries about how captive elephants are treated. However, this place seemed quite genuine. We were told the elephants are not encouraged to breed, which made me think it really was carrying out research. The elephants are obviously very used to humans and love eating their snacks. They... More 

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Thank Newforestpat
Stoke-on-Trent, England
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite expensive but all for a good cause. Good to get up close and walk with the elephants even if it is a little staged. Nice to feed them, great experience for kids.

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