Elephant Whispers
Elephant Whispers
4.5
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For those seeking a unique and memorable wildlife encounter, an Elephant Interaction and Ride at Elephant Whispers is an exciting and touching experience not to be missed. Situated in the Sandford Conservancy on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers offers an Elephant Experience of a lifetime which will leave you with a renewed respect and admiration for these gentle giants of Africa.
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  • Christy
    London, United Kingdom102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We won’t forget this
    We did the elephant feeding experience and we will never forget it. Learned a lot about the elephants, was in awe of the elephants, then got to feed and hug them. Just incredible. The team here do a nice job, including getting some excellent photos and videos for you. Excellent experience
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Oliver D
    Wickford, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgable experience understanding these amazing animals
    Really enjoyed our experience and understanding so much about the elephants. It’s important to understand the elephants and how intelligent they are for future conservation efforts. The guides were very knowledgeable and Tembo took us aback by being able to recognise specific people and would always be waiting with his trunk for the treats! It’s unique to get so close to these amazing animals and something I would recommend to do whilst in the area.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Nomfundo Verah S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enthralling Encounter: Elephant Whispers Delivers Unforgettable Wildlife Experience
    My recent visit to Elephant Whispers was truly unforgettable. Interacting with the majestic elephants up close left me in awe of their grace and intelligence. The staff's deep respect for the elephants and their commitment to conservation efforts were evident throughout the experience. The educational insights shared by the guides further enriched the visit. Elephant Whispers offers a unique and meaningful wildlife encounter that I highly recommend to anyone seeking a memorable experience in nature.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 February 2024
  • Michael
    Accra, Ghana16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Up close and personal with Tembo the elephant.
    We choose the simple program. The experience was relatively short but there was a lot packed into the 1 hour timeframe. It was informative and interactive, and I felt really good about the way the animals are treated. The up close and personal parts of the experience were pretty magical and the staff was extremely helpful; taking photos and videos with people's phones so the guests could fully enjoy the interactions, and engaging the kids with safe opportunities to interact.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2024
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Tractorloverboo
Stalbridge, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Wow!!! What an amazing place
Thank you Andre and the team for sharing these beautiful gentle giants with us. Tambo you stole my heart!! What an incredible experience. You will not be disappointed.
Written 27 May 2024
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waynearnold
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place to visit. The staff/guides were so clear and informative and the elephant interaction was amazing.
The elephants are obviously very well cared for and they respond to commands for maize treats but in no way are these 'tricks' these are actions that elephants carry out naturally when in the wild.
It really is a fantastic opportunity to get up close with these magnificent animals - a really awesome experience.
Written 5 May 2024
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Victor M
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Just ticked off a bucket list coinciding with our anniversary. The gentle giants are so amazing and so are the handlers. I acquired so much knowledge and loved the interaction
Written 20 April 2024
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Michael
Accra, Ghana16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We choose the simple program. The experience was relatively short but there was a lot packed into the 1 hour timeframe. It was informative and interactive, and I felt really good about the way the animals are treated. The up close and personal parts of the experience were pretty magical and the staff was extremely helpful; taking photos and videos with people's phones so the guests could fully enjoy the interactions, and engaging the kids with safe opportunities to interact.
Written 10 April 2024
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Pat & Paul (Nerve Marketing & Events)
Durban, South Africa260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What an experience, hats off to this organisation caring for Elephants that have been rescued, beautiful creatures and honour to be able to interact with them, great staff and venue, looks like it is being upgrade as well. totally recommend public support this organisation
Written 9 April 2024
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Riona Duki
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Elephant 🐘 Whispers was such a different and interesting experience. The staff were so friendly and willing to engage with the audience.
Written 2 April 2024
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Lorenzo D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Wonderful experience! My wife and I felt honoured to meet the mighty gentle-giant Tembo. We just want to thank the team of care-givers and staff for the opportunity to interact with the elephants. We could see and understand the respect and love from the staff for each and every elephant. The elephants also looked very relaxed and content to allow us so close. Truly incredible. Must see!
Written 17 March 2024
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Athina A
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Terrible organisation. Very commercial, only into moneymaking with large groups of tourists and using the elephant's like a circus act. So sad to see. We regret it the first 5 minutes when the "show" started, letting the elephant's do some tricks they are not supposed to do. Also the reason they are not in the wild is a bit shady. Afterwards you are pushed in making a lot of photos and also tag them in your post.
Written 25 February 2024
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Nomfundo Verah S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My recent visit to Elephant Whispers was truly unforgettable. Interacting with the majestic elephants up close left me in awe of their grace and intelligence. The staff's deep respect for the elephants and their commitment to conservation efforts were evident throughout the experience. The educational insights shared by the guides further enriched the visit. Elephant Whispers offers a unique and meaningful wildlife encounter that I highly recommend to anyone seeking a memorable experience in nature.
Written 6 February 2024
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Katharine
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Skip this! It was all a show- they rush you in and out and the first people you meet are rude. The elephant handlers are very nice and actually do love the elephants. They just want to get in and out and it’s all about making money. The poor animals are forced to stand in one place and perform. After seeing them in the wild on the safari my heart broke for the elephants at elephant whisper
Written 2 February 2024
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