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Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

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Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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I didn't know what to expect before coming to the sanctuary, I had visions of mis-treated or malnourished elephants but this was not the case. It was clear our guide knew a great deal about these magnificent animals and cared about the plight of elephants...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jalexscott
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a fun experience to get up close with the rescue elephants. We were able to learn about the individual elephants from the guides, lead them through the forest and to ride on them. We were encouraged to check out their ears, tough hide,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dlgdlg
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good day. Thank you for your detailed review! We are pleased to know that you had an great educational experience here with us. We look forward to your next visit. Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely rural setting in the bush what better place to take an elephant for a stroll!! You take hold of the trunk of a huge elephant with tusks which gently follows you! Truly wonderful. Your guide educates on the elephants their behaviour, habits and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank egyptianexperience
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello egyptianexperience We are pleased to hear that your trip has once again been wonderful. Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to your next visit. Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the elephant sanctuary and really enjoyed being with these huge animals. The handlers were so knowledgeable and really loved their work. The walking with trunk in hand was fantastic and it appeared that the elephants enjoyed the experience as well. The animals are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David S
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there David S. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the feedback and we are pleased to know that we made you holiday more enjoyable! See you again soon. Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently visited the elephant sanctuary and we loved our experience! We really went for the "full experience" of guiding, feeding and even riding the elephants. You can tell that they are well looked after and cared for. It was a special...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dubaris
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow dubaris! We are so happy that we could be part of your new journey and that you and your wife had this experience here with us! We look forward seeing you again on your anniversary again. Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very educated tour guide shared lots of great info about the elephants and their individual stories - very cool. The only negative was it was expensive if you want to do more than one thing like walk the elephants and brush them since there was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank noahb
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day noahb. Thank you for your review. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. Please send us a message so we can assist you with your concerns. management @ elephantsanctuary. co .za Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and did the morning bush down and interaction with the elephants. I cant put in to words the experiance butnit was stunning. You got upclose and personal with them bushed them and feed them. It was spectacular to be so personal with them....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AndrewH4269
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to know that you had an amazing time with us. We appreciate your honest feedback and assisting us with getting the word out there. See you again. Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little place that gives a great insight into how important it is to protect our nature. They create awareness about the elephants and anti poaching.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marianU1090SP
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to know that you have learned a bit more about elephants and the threats that they are facing. Regards

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the sanctuary with friends and Loved every second of it. I learnt so much about Elephants, and to actually walk with one was the highlight of my trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 921jackiek
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback and are pleased to hear that you have learned alot about the African Elephant. Regards

Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

We went to the elephant Reserve and we were very disappointed The entrance fee was exhorbitant, we could have got into Chester Zoo cheaper We travelled 25 kms just outside Platennberg Bay where we found the same thing for half the price and we had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DaveJohnson10
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Good day. Thank you for your review. That might be so - but at the Sanctuary you get the experience to walk trunk in hand, touch, feed and interact with these gentle giants we look after. So you can't really compare a zoo fee with...More

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DiverDar
3 January 2018|
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Again they encourage elephant rides. I won't participate in that-it's abusive
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Response from LidaS993 | Reviewed this property |
This elephant sanctuary is a privately owned venue near Plettenberg Bay. We stayed in Plettenberg overnight at a b&b which was gorgeous and very affordable. There are lots of accommodations in Plettenberg Bay. If... More
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Rperi
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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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