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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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These guys absolutely love what they are doing. Such a great family of elephants. Dream come true, totally worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These guys absolutely love what they are doing. Such a great family of elephants. Dream come true, totally worth a visit.

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

Thank you for this lovely review and for visiting us, we are so happy that you loved your time with these magnificent animals! Kind regards The AWE Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The owner and elephants, now in two SA sites, came down from Zimbabwe. The elephants are well managed and different experiences are available with expert first hand knowledge. Children and adults can touch, ride and watch elephants in a friendly environment. Well worth a visit but not cheap (although justifiably so.) Booking adviseable.

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

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write to us! We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and you felt the establishment and the elephants are well cared for. Thank you for visiting! Kind regards The AWE Team More 

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The owner was onsite (along with his pet meerkat, Trouble) to welcome us and give us a lot of information about the elephants. The elephants are incredible animals and will amaze you.

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

Thank you for your feedback and Trouble says hi too! We are delighted that you gained a lot of knowledge and loved meeting these wonderful animals. Kind regards The AWE Team More 

Midrand, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I thought this experience was absolutely incredible, I especially enjoyed being allowed to interact with the babies Bela and Zambezi they were so cute and full of mischief. We also couldn't believe how gentle the big giants are. We loved every moment of it!!!! :)

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

Thank you so much! Bela & Zambezi really are quite mischievous and really steal the show ;) We greatly appreciate your feedback and supporting these wonderful animals. Kind regards The AWE Team More 

eMalahleni, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An awesome experience to be close to these giant soft hearted animals, who are treated with so much love and respect. Wonderful!

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

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so happy when these ellies can touch the hearts of all our guests, as they do us on a daily basis. Kind regards The AWE Team More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience getting acquainted with these elephants. They are taken care of very well, and treated with gentle hands. We rode on the back of one for a 30 min. ride around the area, and saw many other animals as well.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write to us and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed these wonderful animals. We hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance the price puts you off, only because you don't realise you really get to interact with these gorgeous animals. Some sanctuaries I have been to, considered feeding an animal through an enclosure and a bit of a talk is interactive ....but this place is different. You can see the animals are truely cared for and they want... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and honest feedback. We really appreciate you writing to us and letting us know that you enjoyed your time and felt it was a worthwhile experience. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In honesty I was slightly hesitant to go to this. I knew that I would be going to interact with elephants and wondered how they would be treated by the owners. My initial concerns were unnecessary. These elephants are all rescued or homed here from troubled backgrounds. Some have been injured previously. The love and attention that the elephants receive... More 

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

Hello and thank you so much for your heartfelt and honest review. We are so pleased to hear you feelings on your experience and that you got so much out of your time with us and these wonderful animals. Thank you so much for visiting! Kind regards, The AWE Team More 

Randburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous ! Makes for a great days outing to interact with these wonderful intelligent pachyderms. Will definitely recommend...

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

Thank you for taking the time to send us a review and we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself! We are so glad that you would recommend us! Kind regards The AWE Team More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One and a half hours with 6 elephants of varying ages! Very interesting story and kudos to the family running the operation. Informative and interactive, interactive meaning demonstrations of memory, soccer, showers, lots of contact and feeding, of course.

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

Thank you for your great review and we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself! We are glad that you found the experience interesting and informative, however if there is anything that you feel we can improve on, we are always open to suggestions and can be reached on info@efaf.co.za. Kind regards, The AWE Team More 

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