The Elephant Sanctuary
The Elephant Sanctuary
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
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 and private elephant experience with smaller groups of guests. Perfect stop over when visiting the Kruger National Park or Lowveld.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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Love2travelhere
San Diego, CA102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Don't miss this up-close encounter with elephants. They are so intelligent. We visited twice. The head keeper said Tambo showed that he recognized us by our scent on the second visit. They know the names of their keepers and can execute 90+ commands! They are rescued elephants living in a huge sanctuary and cared for by skilled keepers.
Written 18 September 2023
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Kassy K
Killarney, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
OH, do not miss out on this in Hazyview.. I have been twice in 3 years coming from Australia, and made it mandatory to see big Tembo the huge Elephant again...Had an amazing Elephant experience.. The Guide that gives the talk is very knowledgable about all facets, you can touch the elephant and have photos taken , just an amazing experience to get up close and personal with these amazing animals. The Elephant handlers love these Elephants who are treated extremely well. Excellent visit, loved every minute.. Kids would just love this experience as well..
Written 30 August 2022
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Nix N
Boksburg, South Africa27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
The Elephant Sanctuary reminds you that elephants are magnificent animals and should not be taken for granted. The guide was well versed and knew alot of elephant facts that was shared with the group. Elephants remain tranquil giants and it was an amazing experience for young and old.
Written 26 December 2021
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MonRSA
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Interacting with elephants and all the guides was excellent lost of info amazing day will always remember this moment
Written 22 December 2021
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Almari V
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
TK was an excellent guide, his knowledge was very good. What an amazing experience with the elephants
Written 12 October 2021
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Meshelliam
Columbus, OH17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Magical experience! The staff, atmosphere, and elephants were exceptional! If you love animals and want to connect with these gentle giants this is a must do! 🐘🐘
Written 23 September 2021
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martinuksa
Johannesburg, South Africa385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Excellent and knowledgeable staff offering a safe and exciting interaction with 2 bull elephants. Emphasis is on minimizing stress for the animals and both bulls (rescue animals) were in fantastic condition.
Well worth a visit.
Written 18 September 2021
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hudsoncrider
260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It was incredible getting to stand next to the largest land animal on earth! We went to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview where they have rescued 11 elephants from around South Africa. Our guide started by teaching us about elephants, their habits, and their anatomy. Next, it was time to start feeding them! We got to feed two bull elephants. I knew elephants were big, but standing next to them made me realize just how gigantic they are! Although they are big, the two elephants that we fed were gentle giants. They loved having their trunks filled with food and even let us feel their thick skin and trunk. Our guides were incredible. They were very patient and also really took care of the elephants. It was an amazing experience that gave us so much more appreciation for these gentle giants!
Written 22 August 2021
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Experience260152
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
In March 2020 we booked and paid in full for our family of 5 to go to the Elephant Sanctuary in December 2020 as part of a South African holiday. Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to travel and cancelled our booking in November. We were told that we qualified for a full refund, and to please send our bank details, which we did. Despite chasing this up via email in December and April, we have received no refund. I have since emailed twice, filled in the form on their website and tried phoning them, but they have gone completely silent and not answering anything. In good faith we paid in full at the time of our booking. Big mistake!!
Written 25 June 2021
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cbf786
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
walking with the elephants
peaceful tranquility
service was great
elephants look awesome and healthy
our kind off scene
Written 21 March 2021
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Good day cbf786 Thank you for your wonderful review and great rating. We are happy you had a great time with us. Looking forward to your next visit.
Written 22 April 2021
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