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Adventures with Elephants

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Address: Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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+27 14 734 7730
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Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience,...

Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience, Adventures With Elephants offer unique intimate hands-on educational elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris, swims on elephants, starlight safaris as well as tailor-made events such as weddings, team-building, corporate functions and filming. Info:Adventures With Elephants is an educational elephant interaction facility / venue located on a beautiful 300 hectare wildlife reserve. AWE is situated an hour’s drive north from Pretoria and is a short 35 km from Bela Bela off the R516 on the D1000 adjacent to the Zebula Country Club. Adventures With Elephants is managed by the Hensman family who have been privileged to have lived and worked with elephants since 1988 and as such offer unrivaled elephant experiences.

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A dream come true. Was the most amazing and soul filling experience. I will never forget this. We had the privilege to touch and interact with the elephants. Riding on elephant... read more

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A dream come true. Was the most amazing and soul filling experience. I will never forget this. We had the privilege to touch and interact with the elephants. Riding on elephant back through the reserve was a awesome and breathtaking experience.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Knowing the story behind this herd of "problem" elephant, makes it all the more special to be allowed the privilege to interact with them in this way. Their superb , caring and knowledgeable handlers facilitate an extraordinary and rare experience and we loved every minute. Thank you.

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Vrilissia, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful creatures... The group arrived and we were introduced to each one in turn. Bella the 3-month (in December) is a naughty little ball of mischief. She cannot stop running around to get a hug from everyone. it breaks your heart when you have to stay cool and not play so that she learns to behave!!! We could touch them,... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience Adventures with Elephants was. It is educational and fun. The elephants are clearly well cared for and adored. A truely unique experience.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pleasantly surprised by the knowledge of the tour guides and how clever and awesome memory elephants have. Didn't know they can live so long and the amount of weight they can carry. Safari was a pleasant experience,sitting way high above the ground and the elephants walking for kilometres in the bushveld,while we can observe other wild from above

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Manzini District, Swaziland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely staff and wonderful experience. Relaxed, happy elephants that show off their natural "sills" with enthusiasm. Extremely informative

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review & feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with these great animals. Additionally, we are delighted that you found the experience informative; which is our ultimate goal in helping to educate people in the plight of elephants in an ever changing Africa. Kindest regards The AWE Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience. The elephants are clearly well taken care of. The staff are all friendly and helpful and knowledgeable.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with these wonderful animals. Kindest regards The AWE Team More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful trip. Guides were very knowledgable and extremely good at interacting with us tourists. They obviously care for and love these animals. Great hands on time.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your 5* review! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here and found the staff very knowledgable. Kind regards The AWE Team More 

Sandton, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The team are awesome . The elephants are gorgeous . The session was interactive and insightful . The elephant riding was new and exciting.. all in all- I had a lovely experience

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review and we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself. We will be sure to pass on your praise to our excellent staff! Kind regards The AWE Team More 

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I just noticed a reviewer suggesting that the handlers at Adventures with Elephants use sharp sticks to manipulate the Elephants. My family and I had our second experience with the Elephants at this centre last week and I can confirm that no sharps sticks were used to influence the Elephants. The reviewer may be referring to the white stick the... More 

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we greatly appreciate this :) Also, thank you for visiting us twice now and we are delighted that you enjoyed your times with these amazing animals. We do love them dearly. We hope to see you & your family a third time! Kindest regards The AWE Team More 

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