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Adventures with Elephants

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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 734 7730
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Our group had a fantastic adventure with the elephants. It was one of the highlights of our trip... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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Awesome Experience!

Thank you for such a unique experience - we thoroughly enjoyed both the interaction and the ride... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our group had a fantastic adventure with the elephants. It was one of the highlights of our trip. The trainers were great and we got to touch and interact with the elephants. Another great highlight was getting to ride an elephant. Thank you so much...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful & touching review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here & it was a highlight of your trip! We hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Thank you for such a unique experience - we thoroughly enjoyed both the interaction and the ride. The overall experience from hospitality, to learning more about elephants, to a fantastic ride on the elephant was enjoyed by the entire family - I would definitely recommend...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wonderful, thank you so much & we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself! Education is our number one aim, so we are delighted that you walked away with a greater understanding of these animals & conservation. We hope to see you again! Kind regards The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was wonderful to be able to see and touch elephants up close prior to heading to Krueger and seeing them in a more wild condition!

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that we could help to give you an understanding about these majestic animals before seeing them in the Kruger. Enjoy your trip! Kind regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was amazing. They handled everything so professional and helped me to make a an unforgettable experience for myself and my fiance. We will definitely see you again!

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Congratulations again!! We are so happy that we could share your special day with you & help make it so memorable! We can't wait to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The guides are very knowledgeable and the overall experience was very good. I can recommend this to anybody as an once in a lifetime experience

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for this 5* review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here & found the guides informative & knowledgeable. Thank you for visiting. Kind regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What could be better than being in the bush up close to African Elephants. The knowledge and information that Adventures with Elephants shares about their herd of Ellies and being able to be up close alongside their guides in the bush seeing how the Ellies...More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. This makes us so happy to hear that you loved your time with these wonderful animals, they truly are magnificent! Thank you for visiting & we hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could not have had a better experience. Great staff, excellent facilities and wonderful elephants

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy that you loved your time here & were looked after. The elephants are definitely wonderful! We hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this experience! To date, the best thing we’ve done in South Africa! Our 5 year old son loved the hands-on interaction and it was a blast! Where else would we ever get to ride an elephant in the open land? Best.day.ever!More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so, so happy that you loved your time here & your son had such a great experience. We are so happy that the elephants could help make your trip so memorable. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved every minute of our visit to the Elephants. Wonderful staff and very professional at all times. It is obvious that the Elephants are well taken care of and loved by the Handlers. Keep up your good work. Best Regards.More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5* review & your feedback. We are so pleased that you loved your time here with the ellies & found our facility professional & the animals well cared for. Thank you so much for visiting & we hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Such grace and elegance, to interact with these beautiful animals, up close and personal was truly life changing. Each elephant has his or her own personality and traits. The handlers we so gentle and described each elephant by name and personality. 2 of the lady...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you so much for this 5* review & we are delighted that you loved your time here with these majestic animals & Trouble too! We hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

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davidoG8850PN
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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
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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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