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Elephant Sanctuary

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Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8145
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We took this trip because we support that kind of activities but to be hones I did expect more of... read more

Reviewed today
Miha L
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Cape Town, South Africa
Very good

The elephants are clearly number 1 at this place, the knowledge and care provided by the keepers is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PeteJelley743
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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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Reviewed today

We took this trip because we support that kind of activities but to be hones I did expect more of the tour. Best part was meeting all the elephants and feeding them with the bucket of goodies but that was about it.

Thank Miha L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The elephants are clearly number 1 at this place, the knowledge and care provided by the keepers is really good and the area the elephants can roam is massive! I learnt SO much from our guide, THANK YOU! the cafe is also great and the...More

Thank PeteJelley743
Reviewed 2 days ago

Read a few reviews on Elephant sanctuaries to visit, obviously everyone has their own opinion on the ethics of this but also advised by a waiter at the hotel we were staying at this was a good one to visit. The elephants are looked after...More

Thank Beesands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the elephant tour which was amazing. You get to touch, feed, walk and brush the elephants, and also get information about elephants which is amazing. This is a must do for those who wish to be amazed by the strength of nature and wildness

Thank Rperi
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your visit and review is much appreciated - Thanks for your recommendation. The Elephant Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a true elephant sanctuary. The elephants are tourist attractions and are not properly taken care of. Riding elephants is bad for their backs and it is unethical to make them do that. If you do not want to support that, please find...More

Thank zsmith834
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely opportunity to get up close to the elephants - knowledgable handlers made for a great experience.

Thank TWhyte
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pleased that you enjoyed the experience! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all: Yes, you can walk with the elephants and touching them and riding on them. If this your only interest: go for it and you won’t be disappointed. You also learn some basics about elephants. The 5 elephants were “rescued” due to a...More

Thank Max2134235
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mixed feelings...Me and my mom were really looking forward to spending the time with the elephants in the nature but..after few minutes we felt unconfortable, sad, disapointed...This should be about the animals, just walking next to them and be able to touch them if they...More

Thank Gabriela S
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit & for sharing your sentiments - due to the safe environment that we created for them, our elephants feel comfortable to interact with humans. They enjoy bonding with our guests. Our elephants are not obliged to partake in the walking experience,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get close to these wonderful animals. The guides are so knowledgeable about each elephant and you can certainly see they care about them. Very informal and personal experience.. got to visit!!!

Thank william s
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and recommendation to others! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for the Elephant keeper for a day program with my father. I was extremely excited to participate and our experience did not disappoint! We learned about the individual history of each of the animals at the sanctuary, including how they acquired injuries...More

Thank 689kayr
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your visit and review - pleased that you enjoyed our Full day Elephant Keeper program -see you soon again! Greetings The Elephant Team

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Rperi
31 July 2017|
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Response from ManagementESP | Property representative |
Pre booking (at least two weeks in advance) is essential to ensure availability during peak season . Pre booking is also advised for out of season visits due to group limits imposed. 'Walk in' guests are always welcome... More
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Ayannah N
7 March 2017|
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Response from 54Doreen | Reviewed this property |
Hi there yes it is supposed to be a sanctuary and they have 5 rescued elephants that you are educated about and allowed to walk with . The keepers are wonderful but at the end they did allow a family of 5 to ride them... More
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yorkshirelover190821
5 March 2017|
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Response from ManagementESP | Property representative |
We re open daily - from 07h30 until 17h00 (Last daily tour at 15h30)
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