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Adventures with Elephants

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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 734 7730
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Best African Experience

Best experience ever wow, I highly recommend this to anyone who would like to experience the... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lefoko
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Orapa, Botswana
Eye-Opening and Fun

We loved this! Not only was it a ton of fun, we also learned a lot about elephants, their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Collin C
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Palatine, Illinois
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best experience ever wow, I highly recommend this to anyone who would like to experience the African wilderness in it's true sense. The staff are so experienced in training, managing and control this giants

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review & we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Adventures with Elephants. We hope to see you again in the future! Kindest regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this! Not only was it a ton of fun, we also learned a lot about elephants, their personalities, and their habitat. The guides and staff were very friendly, but of course you're going for the elephants...and they were the stars (and they knew...More

Thank Collin C
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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Collin, Thank you for your 5* review and we are super glad you enjoyed meeting the ellies. In regard the past injuries “from the way they were cared for in the past”, just to clarify that the injuries were self-inflicted by the elephants –...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely hour with the Zebula elephants. The guides were informed and well spoken; and really found a way to engage our children positively. Definitely recommended in the area. Book well in advance if you want to go on a ride; the encounter...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We are so pleased that you found the experience worthwhile & your children were able to have a great experience. We hope to see you again! Kind regards The...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Excellent informative and very interesting. Staff extremely polite and very well informed. Will definitely be back.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your 5* review & we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself here! We look forward to seeing you again. Kindest regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I celebrated my birthday by having a day to spend with these amazing animals. They are so misunderstood but amazing to learn and to change your opinion. I was blessed to play with them in the dam which is beyond my wildest dreams. LOVED EVERY...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Wow, thank you so much & so, so pleased that these amazing ellies were able to make your birthday unforgettable! Thank you for choosing to spend it with us! Kindest regards Jenna

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. Llewelyn gave us a history of the place and what they’re trying to accomplish with elephants. David was very knowledgeable of the elephants and you could see he loved his job. I didn’t realize how much...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for your great review! We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time here & we exceeded your expectations. Elephants always have a way of doing this!! Thank you for visiting! Kindest regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Oscar and the team made the whole experience informative with lots of fun and laughter. It was a privilege to interact with these beautiful, intelligent animals. Loved the babies!!More

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Thank deniseO206SA
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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your 5* review & we will be sure to send your praise to Oscar too! We aim for lots of fun & even more education, so we are delighted that we met our & your expectations. Thank you again for visiting! Kindest...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had a brief visit on our last day in the area & although I am not overly keen on the whole interaction with animals I do admire the work they are doing here & the aim of the project as a whole. The owners...More

Thank DeeRoelRSA
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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback & taking the time to write to us. We understand your opinion and we are so pleased that you were able to visit us & really see what goes on here with our conservation efforts & the care...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is a great experience for the whole family. You get to learn and touch the elephants. The handlers are well informed and they really do a wonderful job.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for your review & we are so delighted that you all had dun & learnt a lot! Kind regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

the experience was awesome and extremely informative. the love that the crews showed for their animals was clearly evident which was very satisfying indeed. Highly recommended indeed.

Thank warendse2018
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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you found your experience with the elephants fulfilling & could see the training first hand. Thank you again for visiting. Kind regards The AWE Team

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davidoG8850PN
4 December 2017|
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Response from FredaRandburg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The telephone number for Adventures with Elephants: Phone: 014 734 7730
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willie m
13 October 2017|
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Response from Win_V2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go by yourself. Please book before the time. We were only three people when we went. If there are other people booked on the same day, then you will just join them. It is really worthwhile going. I am going... More
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willie m
13 October 2017|
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Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hello & thank you for your question. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! There is no need to be with a group to come & connect with the elephants & it's such a wonderful experience. As the previous comments suggest, you will... More
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