Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

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Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

Elephant Sanctuary The Crags
4.5
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the Elephant Night Shelter where the elephants sleep. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and are able to feed them. On some hot or rainy days, you may see the elephants swimming. Enjoy a drink and visit our curio shop. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. Brushing the elephants down is offered on the Elephant Brush down Experience Tour which starts at 07h30 and 15h30. We offer various tours depending on the duration and intensity of experience you desire.
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Gazza002
London, UK12 contributions
Couples
We saw this Elephant Sanctuary online and were so pleased we booked this up (2 couples). A great tour (brush down) which included feeding and brushing plus holding their trunks while walking with them. The guide Patrick was excellent and so we're all the other handlers. Would highly recommend everything associated to this tour.
Written 8 August 2022
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Benjamin MacGregor
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They let us walk with the elephants and later took us and the elephants into a small forest and we got to learn about the elephants and about their body. Then we got to feed them. It was a great adventure.
Written 22 July 2022
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Hein K
Knysna, South Africa21 contributions
Couples
A really worthwhile experience. We know so little about nature, especially these gentle giants. Educate/treat yourself to a worthwhile experience. Interaction with the elephants is simply amazing.
Written 18 July 2022
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Grace H
County Mayo, Ireland171 contributions
Couples
We done the 3pm brush down experience and as it was low season we were lucky enough to have the experience to ourselves. Our guide was really informative and it was evident he cared for the Elephants. Brushing the Elephants walking with and feeding them was so incredible. Our guide also took lots of photos for us on our camera which was brilliant. Such beautiful animals and lovely to see them being cared for. Would definitely recommend
Written 29 June 2022
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AAMiles
Los Angeles, CA267 contributions
Couples
The number one item on my husband’s travel bucket list was to be an elephant caretaker for the day. We wanted an up close and personal, but unobtrusive visit with elephants. The Elephant Sanctuary gave us exactly what he wanted. Our guide Patrick has been with this sanctuary since 2005, and he knows the elephants’ personalities and habits inside and out. He knew when the elephants were willing to walk with us, and also knew when to let them be on their own. We loved how much care, love, and attention he and his team gave them, and loved how passionate he and his team are about the Sanctuary and its purpose. This is a rehab facility to get the elephants ready to be transitioned back into the wild. It is a wonderful program and our experience was magical. If you are in Plettenberg Bay, make a trip out here. If you love elephants, make a special trip to Plettenberg Bay.
Written 27 May 2022
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MelSavage
Bedfordshire, UK113 contributions
Family
We loved our time visiting the elephants and walking with these beautiful giants! We got to walk holding their trunks into the woodlands where we stopped for photos and to get up close and personal with them. We then got to feed the elephants pumpkin to finish our time with them. A real honour to get so close to the animals. We also loved watching the baboons around the pond, they are funny and entertaining although not loved quite so much by the rangers as they are rather big pests for them!
Written 11 May 2022
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Traveling Companion
Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions
Couples
The most meaningful experience of our trip. Human anatomy and elephant anatomy ehhh...same difference.

Lyod, Valentine Ludwe and off course the elephants Jabu, Thandi, Tumelo and my favorite elephant Marula thank you all.

Written 5 May 2022
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Graunya B
Rhyl, UK46 contributions
Friends
What can I say? Possibly the best thing I have ever done. Patrick was engaging and so knowledgeable. All the staff were outstanding and learning about the elephants and the baboons was great. To get to touch and walk with the elephants was a truly wonderful experience that I will never forget
Written 1 April 2022
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Marlize Grove
1 contribution
Family
What an amazing experience, well done Andy and rest of the team! Very professional and friendly. Thank you for giving us this stunning opportunity to come near such amazing animals. Two thumbs up!
Written 23 March 2022
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Ria W
Worthing, UK34 contributions
We have been multiple times to the Elephant Sanctuary and have never been disappointed. It is so great to join up with this lovely creatures.
Written 5 February 2022
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Elephant Sanctuary The Crags is open:
  • Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00