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The Elephant Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 07:30 - 17:00
Open today: 07:30 - 17:00
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Get a kiss from an elephant...

At the end of our holiday in South Africa we visited the elephant sanctuary. A noble cause to save... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
timberx
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Genk, Belgium
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Close Encounters

We visited the sanctuary right after our stay at the Kruger Park and it was really special to have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
carlosvrodrigues
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Machico, Portugal
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Elephant Sanctuary close to the Kruger National Park. Home to two orphaned African elephant bulls, Kasper and Kitso. Host four fully guided elephant interaction programs per day and some programs that can be added to them. Focus on a more personal...more
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R536 6 Abek Farm Sabie Road, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the end of our holiday in South Africa we visited the elephant sanctuary. A noble cause to save elephant. 2 animals which you could walk with and as a final touch: could get a kiss from.

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

Good day timberx. Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had an amazing time in South-Africa and that we were the last stop to end your holiday. We look forward seeing you on your next visit to South-Africa. Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the sanctuary right after our stay at the Kruger Park and it was really special to have the opportunity to interact with the elephants after seeing so many at the national park. There we had the chance to know more about these amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day carlosvrodrigues Thank you for your wonderful review and excellent rating. We highly appreciate it. I will inform the rest of the team about your great experience. Thank you again and looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I chose to spend my birthday having an adventure and I could not have made a better choice. The place was easy to find on Google Maps (which is always a good start!) and the guide was knowledgeable and insightful. I learnt about how elephants...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day Nompumelelo N Thank you for your great review and excellent rating. We highly appreciate! I am glad we could have contributed to your special day and i will pass the message on to the rest of the team. Thank you again and looking...More

Reviewed 31 January 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the elephants and the dedicated and helpful staff at this excellent facility. It was so refreshing to learn about how they are cared for and how their anatomy impacts upon their behaviour. The staff explained how some of the activities are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Good day 12965 Thank you kindly for your excellent rating and lovely words. It is highly appreciated. I will pass your message on to the team. Thank you for your visit and looking forward to your next. Kind regards.

Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Some reviews have negative implications mainly because these wonderful elephants have been trained to perform. The plain fact is that without the support of a sanctuary both these elephants would likely be dead. They need the support of the public and the programmes have been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

Good day MDLS56. We can only say thank you for this thoroughly wrote review! It is much appreciated and we are pleased that you have seen and experience everything you have written here. We look forward seeing you again in the future. Regards

Reviewed 13 December 2018

on 2018-11-28, my friend and I attended the Trunk-in-Hand Program at Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview. We had a very insightful lecture on the anatomy and Behaviour of elephants in general, as well as a short background history of the two gentle giants Kasper and Kitso....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Good day Andre Thank you for your great rating and wonderful review. I am very please that you had such a wonderful experience and will pass the compliments on to Trinity and the rest of the team. Kind regards

Reviewed 22 November 2018

I'm sorry to write a negative review, but when we were told we were visiting an elephant sanctuary I expected more than 2 animals and in my humble opinion they are no more than circus performers in the outdoors. They are made to perform with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. Regards

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I and my family enjoyed companion we had with elephants and friendly staff at elephant sanctuary, Mr. Edward, Thomas, Innocent, Charamera, Donald and all of the boys. My family never thought that you can be close to an elephant and touch and feed, It an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Good day Traveler792467 Thank you so much for your excellent rating and kind words. I will make sure to show your compliments to the team. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards

Reviewed 17 October 2018

The visit to the Elephant sanctuary Hazyview was the best thing we could have done. We got to meet Kasper and Kitso(Knowledge) and I couldn't believe how such giants would have the most amazing souls. Got a kiss from Kitso and got to walk with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Good day H4888ZTpatriciam Thank you for your great review. We are glad you had such a wonderful experience. My sincerest apology if you felt the handlers got a bit impatient, but I can promise you this was not the case. To give you some insight...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We did the 8am session, well presented, good cleaning up of stalls. Had a informative lecture on elephants and then met the 2 GIANTS, loved ever moment. Understood my place in the animal list on this planet.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank E4299IWjohnt
SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at The Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Good day E4299IWjohnt Thank you for the excellent review. We are very glad you had such a wonderful experience and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards

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MGRL411
7 July 2016|
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Response from neetaraga | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe in riding the elephants, I took a walk with them.
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Deegaug
13 July 2015|
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Response from SanctuaryManagerHazy | Property representative |
Dear Deegaug, All the elephants at 3 Sanctuaries have been removed from the wild by a third party, the ellies eventually ended up with us. The older male at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary was removed from the Kruger... More
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