Adventures with Elephants
Adventures with Elephants
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located on a beautiful wildlife reserve just an hour and a half's drive from Pretoria and adjacent to the Zebula Golf Estate & Spa, Adventures with Elephants invites you into the elephant’s world for an unrivaled hands-on educational interaction that introduces you to our gentle giants! Learn from the team’s in-depth knowledge and share in their passion for this special herd of elephants. Join us for this unique and extraordinary experience that will leave you humbled and moved. Please contact us for information on our educational interactions, additional activities such as Bathing & Nature walks with elephants, elephant game viewing experience, romance in the bush, photography, filming and other tailor-made activities.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
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  • Ronel vZ
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom570 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Encounter With Elephants
    We did the hour interaction with these majestic African Elephants. It is an experience that will stay with us. Just to stand next to these amazing animals is more than an experience. They are so intelligent and gentle. Loved getting the unexpected shower of water on a very hot day. Thank you to the handlers and the elephants. Loved feeding them BosKos!
    Thank you for this 5* review and to read that it will stay with you is just amazing. We will pass on all your thanks to the staff too! Kind regards The AWE Team
    Written 9 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2023
  • maraisluzelle
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thankful! Overwhelmed! Lovely!
    What an experience! You can see the elephants is well looked after and receives love! I felt humble standing next/in front of them. Staff has a lot of knowledge and passion for these animals! David was our "guide" and what a great man! Enjoyed him so much! Thank you for making this possible for public to experience and also for your kind hearts toward these gentle giants! It was fun, sensible and enjoyable! This is a must experience! Thank you so, so, so much!
    Thank you so much, what a beautiful review. Thank you for visiting us and choosing our elephants. Kind regards The AWE Team
    Written 12 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Skip D
    Atlanta, Georgia240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Wonderful Family Memory from Africa!
    Our Family of Four recently visited Adventures with Elephants! This was one of our most memorable experiences of our trip to Africa! We enjoyed learning about the history of the facility. The elephant handlers were insightful and entertaining as well. Thee were among our favorite photos from our entire trip! Can't say enough good things- highly recommend a visit!
    Thank you so much for this amazing review and we are so delighted that you had such a wonderful time with us and these wonderful animals. We will be sure to pass on your praise to the staff as well :) Thank you again for visiting us. Kind regards The AWE Team
    Written 20 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Liz T
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing experience not to be missed.
    Excellent experience, elephants seemed happy in their surroundings and relaxed with us around. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the Bush walk after the educational talk all about the history of the place and how the elephants came to be there.
    Thank you for your review and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with these wonderful animals. Kind regards The AWE Team
    Written 5 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • angela k
    Llangrannog, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience not to be missed in the Waterberg area
    The visit to Adventures with Elephants was a major highlight of our safari holiday to South Africa. Such wonderful work they do here ! A truly wonderful place where all the people radiate their love for these magnificent animals and educate,entertain and astound with their knowledge and sense of fun. We added on the Elephant bathing experience and were totally blown away by the whole thing. Thank you David for your wonderful care, enthusiasm and diligence. Angela & Marcus Keegan
    Dear Angela & Marcus, Thank you so much for this absolutely wonderful review. We appreciate it more than you know and are so delighted that you had such a magnificent time with these wonderful animals. Thank you again for taking the time to visit us and write such a beautiful review. From all of us at AWE!
    Written 28 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • carin2024
    Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swimming with an elephant
    We booked an Elephant SPA experience for my daughter and 2 friends for her 16th birthday. According to her it was the highlight of her year. All her friends absolutely loved it as well. How privileged we are to have this experience and rehabilitation centre in South Africa. The staff was friendly and professional.
    Thank you for this wonderful review and we are delighted to hear that your daughter had such a wonderful time. Thank you for choosing to share the special day with us! Kind regards The AWE Team
    Written 14 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 January 2024
  • Brett D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience at Adventures With Elephants.
    Ok so this was an amazing place and very informative Staff. The Elephant naturally stole the show, showing their keen sense of smell and memory. To be able to get close to these great creatures is beyond words. I will be taking away great Great GREAT memories from this and all my Adventures on Safari in South Africa. Keep up the great work Guys.
    Thank you so much! We are delighted to hear that you loved your time here with these beautiful animals and of course South Africa. We hope to see you again one day. Kind regards The AWE Team
    Written 14 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 February 2024
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Brett D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Ok so this was an amazing place and very informative Staff. The Elephant naturally stole the show, showing their keen sense of smell and memory. To be able to get close to these great creatures is beyond words. I will be taking away great Great GREAT memories from this and all my Adventures on Safari in South Africa. Keep up the great work Guys.
Written 1 February 2024
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Thank you so much! We are delighted to hear that you loved your time here with these beautiful animals and of course South Africa. We hope to see you again one day. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 15 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kevin_spurgeon
Fleet, United Kingdom42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A friendly and professional team delivering a magnificent experience with wonderful elephants. Sitting with a beer watching wildebeest wandering by was magical
Written 26 January 2024
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Thank you for this great review and we are glad that it was a magical experience for you. Thank you for visiting us. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 15 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

carin2024
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We booked an Elephant SPA experience for my daughter and 2 friends for her 16th birthday. According to her it was the highlight of her year. All her friends absolutely loved it as well. How privileged we are to have this experience and rehabilitation centre in South Africa. The staff was friendly and professional.
Written 25 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for this wonderful review and we are delighted to hear that your daughter had such a wonderful time. Thank you for choosing to share the special day with us! Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 15 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Janeyw1234
Hemel Hempstead, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Fantastic opportunity to meet and liaise with rescued elephants. A wonderful experience including the elephant spa.
Written 27 October 2023
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Thank you for your 5* review! We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time with these beautiful animals. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 28 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

angela k
Llangrannog, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The visit to Adventures with Elephants was a major highlight of our safari holiday to South Africa. Such wonderful work they do here ! A truly wonderful place where all the people radiate their love for these magnificent animals and educate,entertain and astound with their knowledge and sense of fun. We added on the Elephant bathing experience and were totally blown away by the whole thing. Thank you David for your wonderful care, enthusiasm and diligence. Angela & Marcus Keegan
Written 11 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Angela & Marcus, Thank you so much for this absolutely wonderful review. We appreciate it more than you know and are so delighted that you had such a magnificent time with these wonderful animals. Thank you again for taking the time to visit us and write such a beautiful review. From all of us at AWE!
Written 28 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dgtiffiths
Little Haywood, UK113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It was good to see the rescue elephants. These animals would not be alive if it wasn’t for the rescue. We got close to these beautiful animals which was amazing.
However I was expecting an educational experience and the guide gave us lots of information. I didn’t expect the elephants to perform tricks. I understand they were demonstrating the skill of the animals but I was particularly uncomfortable when one female was made to lie down. This seemed unnatural if not uncomfortable. I would have been happy to just feed and stroke these beautiful animal whilst learning their story.
Written 19 August 2023
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Thank you very much for your review & feedback. We are glad that you got an educational experience whilst visiting us and we acknowledge your concerns. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 30 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

knickris
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had interactions with elephants. Not ride elephants, instead learning about them with close contact. Up close and personal! Absolutely amazing!
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for this review and we are delighted to hear that you found the experience educational & on top of that, amazing! We appreciate you visiting our wonderful animals. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 11 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Liz T
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Excellent experience, elephants seemed happy in their surroundings and relaxed with us around. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the Bush walk after the educational talk all about the history of the place and how the elephants came to be there.
Written 23 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your review and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with these wonderful animals. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 5 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Skip D
Atlanta, GA240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Our Family of Four recently visited Adventures with Elephants! This was one of our most memorable experiences of our trip to Africa! We enjoyed learning about the history of the facility. The elephant handlers were insightful and entertaining as well. Thee were among our favorite photos from our entire trip! Can't say enough good things- highly recommend a visit!
Written 3 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for this amazing review and we are so delighted that you had such a wonderful time with us and these wonderful animals. We will be sure to pass on your praise to the staff as well :) Thank you again for visiting us. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 20 June 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

maraisluzelle
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
What an experience! You can see the elephants is well looked after and receives love! I felt humble standing next/in front of them. Staff has a lot of knowledge and passion for these animals! David was our "guide" and what a great man! Enjoyed him so much! Thank you for making this possible for public to experience and also for your kind hearts toward these gentle giants! It was fun, sensible and enjoyable! This is a must experience! Thank you so, so, so much!
Written 2 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much, what a beautiful review. Thank you for visiting us and choosing our elephants. Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 12 May 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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