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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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Reviewed yesterday

Hands on experience with the animals. You feed the elephants and then walk around with the animals and good photo opportunities. A real awesome experience

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Again, a really good tour and very educational. The guides are a lot of fun and make it really interesting. It's not every day you get to take a stroll with an elephant in hand. You can ride them if you pay extra. They are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thelionspet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Elephant Sanctuary a few times to view these incredible animals. The educational part of the tour is informative and interactive. The elephants are rescue animals that are too familiar with humans to be released into the wild.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TravelYoung
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing !! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of four from the Uk with our very good South African friend. We were told that the elephants in this sanctuary were rescued as they were orphaned. And would be reintroduced back into the wild. The visit comprises of you being...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flatoutfrank
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our mission is to take the best possible care of these rescued animals for as long as they may require human intervention - we do provide for educational interactive sessions and also for monitored short riding experiences - all of which are part of a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family really enjoyed morning at the park interacting and feeding elephants. We also booked Walk and then a ride with Elephants which our 12 year old daughter really liked. Staff friendly and helpful. Highlight of our holiday.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BurnettS4
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi BurnettS4. We are always more happy when we read review like this were the kids enjoyed the experience so much!! Thank you for the review! See you again! Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience one of the best I've ever had it's expensive but worth every can't won't regret anything you can hold hand to trunk with them and feed them but be careful they really sloppy eaters

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YIRDEN
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there YIRDEN Thank you for your review! They sure are sloppy eaters - and we LOVE that! Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a great time meeting all the elephants, especially Marula 🥰! We had such a special and once in a lifetime experience on Saturday morning visiting elephants who have been rescued from such horrific and terrible circumstances, like poaching. They are such magnificent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tiffyfranklin
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi tiffyfranklin. Thank you for this special review! We are so glad that you got to experience this once in a lifetime humbling experience here with us. We look forward seeing you again! Regards

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

As soon as I arrived, I felt that this isn't the kind of place I feel happy in. You will get a picture with an elephant. I understood that they had about 5 elephants, so they bring them out repeatedly depending on how many visitors...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Hi Crankywoman - no we do not only bring our elephants out merely to please our visitors - they roam their large day areas constantly and in accordance with good husbandry principles and legislative requirements, we also provide for regular elephant enrichment activities - we...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018

What an amazing experience, my husband and I did the Brush Down Experience & oh boy was it an experience, we loved every minute & really didn’t want to leave. The elephants are so well looked after. Our guide was lovely & the carers off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate S
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

We allow for Brush down twice a day - yes, it is a unique experience - glad you found your visit special! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Loved this day, we were only there for 1 maybe 2 hours. We got to feed the elephants and our guide was so informative and you could tell he really cared for them. It was a great experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MishMash4302
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Glad you enjoyed! Greetings The Elephant Team

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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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