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.
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1-2 hours
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Janeyw1234
Hemel Hempstead, UK29 contributions
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
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angela k
Llangrannog, UK6 contributions
Sep 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
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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
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Dgtiffiths
Little Haywood, UK110 contributions
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
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knickris
1 contribution
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
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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
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Liz T
17 contributions
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
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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
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Skip D
Atlanta, GA240 contributions
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
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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
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maraisluzelle
1 contribution
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
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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
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Nicole002023
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Family
I highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience with these gentle and extremely intelligent giants. My family loved it and my boys will have lots to talk about back in Australia.
Written 5 April 2023
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Wow, thank you for this 5* review and that you loved every moment! We hope that you enjoyed your holiday! Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 10 April 2023
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Ronel vZ
Portsmouth, UK569 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
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!
Written 29 March 2023
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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 10 April 2023
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pretoriusliesel2
Pretoria, South Africa11 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
The most amazing experience of our lives!
The handlers were excellent and the whole session informative and interesting.
What a way to spend the day! Loved every moment of it
Written 10 March 2023
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Thank you so much! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time here and a day well spent! Kind regards The AWE Team
Written 20 March 2023
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