Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

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Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

Elephant Sanctuary The Crags
4.5
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
About
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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amir
South Africa5 contributions
One of a kind experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Amazing experience one of a kind
Very fun and unique the stuff was very nice and very professional we all enjoyed it very much
Written 7 July 2021
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Mari Van Tonder
13 contributions
Loving elephants
May 2021 • Couples
A truly memorable experience to spend time with these majestic animals and the lovely staff. Thank you for making our day truly amazing!!!
Written 14 May 2021
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C1tten5
Pinelands, South Africa384 contributions
Brush down
Dec 2020 • Family
Fascinating close encounter with elephants. Very good guide & handlers. Only 5 elephants, but each with good reason not to be in the wild where most elephants belong.
Written 14 December 2020
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Hi C1tten5 Thank you for your kind words and review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward guiding you through our sanctuary in the near future again. Regards
Written 14 December 2020
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Anita C
South Africa11 contributions
Memories made with Gentle Giants 🐘
Dec 2020
What an incredible experience. Thank you to the amazing staff who had so much patience. My daughter overcame her fear of elephants. The video you made of our encounter is something we will treasure forever.
Written 8 December 2020
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Good day Y1544XW We thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. I hope you return for another amazing tour through our forest. Thank you for your visit and you support towards these beautiful animals. Best regards
Written 10 December 2020
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Cynthia
4 contributions
Phenomenal
Nov 2020 • Family
Amazing time spent with the incredible elephants. A birthday to remember. The guide keepers were tops and made the visit extra special. The sanctuary is really well maintained.
Written 26 November 2020
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HI Cynthiasavvytraveler From all of us at the Sanctuary, a big thank you for your visit. It warms our heart to know that you enjoyed these magnificent animals so much. We are excited to you next visit. Best regards
Written 10 December 2020
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Jessica
Western Cape, South Africa10 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2020 • Couples
Walking with the trunk in hand is was an amazing experience! The elephants are beautiful and friendly and the staff is amazing it was overall a wonderful experience which i would highly recommend ! Thanks to our guide who answered all our questions and taking awesome photos for us.
Written 15 November 2020
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Hi Jessicavanbuuren Thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. We do appreciate you giving feedback of your experience. We thank you for your visit and we do hope to guide you through our beautiful elephant home again in the near future. Best regards
Written 10 December 2020
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Cecile Potgieter
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
A unique and deeply touching experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
I was overcome with emotion to be so close to these majestic creatures. To have them walk hand-in-trunk with me and allow me to touch them and hug them, was indescribably special. Especially when Thandi ‘purred’ pleasurably while I hugged her. The handlers and the guide were amazing. Shared their knowledge and taught me so much. Wow! You guys are doing an awesome job! Thanks Kennedy, Patrick, Hano, Ace and Jacky.
Written 11 September 2020
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Hi there Jubelani Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We are pleased to know that you had such a memorable time here with us. We look forward seeing you here again in the near future. Regards
Written 10 October 2020
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Jim M
Hellertown, PA98 contributions
Great Up Close and Personal Experience
Jul 2019
The visit was a highlight of our trip along the Garden Route. Walking with the elephants, trunk in hand, was an awesome experience for my family. The Sanctuary performs a vital need to protect and nurture injured/ distressed elephants that cannot return to the wild. I highly recommend a visit for an up-close experience with these massive, yet gentle, creatures.
Written 30 April 2020
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Good day Travel33480356619 Thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your tour with our Elephants. Excited to guide you through our sanctuary again in the near future. Best regards
Written 10 October 2020
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mjl192018
Camberley, UK6 contributions
If you love elephants, visit this sanctuary
Mar 2020
I'm usually quite wary of sanctuaries, but this one is very genuine, and the elephants are very well looked after. They are not tied up of chained, and are free to walk around their enclosures. You can walk with the elephants, trunk in hand, look at them in detail and then feed them at the end, all done with a staff member with you of course. The elephants have obviously done this many times and know what to expect, but they don't seem to be under any duress at all. The trip takes about an hour and is well worth stopping at if you are on the garden route, or staying nearby. I'm a softie for elephants and really enjoyed my visit.
Written 29 March 2020
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Good day mjl192018 We thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. I do hope you return for another amazing tour through our forest. Thank you for your visit and you support towards these beautiful animals. Best regards
Written 4 April 2020
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BobClifford
London, UK52 contributions
life changing experience? probably
Mar 2020
as ever in south africa......great staff....great elephants ....litterally! we did walking with the elephants.....trunk in hand you stroll along...three elephants....three keepers....and us....then you have quite a time ....feeding....meeting....photos......absolutely brilliant......and the dvd of all of this is only about £10..... my advice? just do it.......
Written 18 March 2020
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Hi BobClifford We just want to thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. I do hope you return for another amazing tour through our forest. Thank you for your visit and you support towards these beautiful animal. Best regards
Written 23 March 2020
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