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Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam

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The Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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R104 Old Rusternburg Road, Madibeng 0216, South Africa
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+27 12 258 9904
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful and worthwhile experience for all ages. The venue is beautiful, animals treated very well and excellent staff. I took my 12yr old sister along and had a fantastic day. Also had an educational theme running through the whole time. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good day. Thank you very much for your awesome review! WE are pleased that not only you but your little sister had a great and educational tour here with us! Thank you for the recommendation - We look forward seeing you again soon. Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very dedicated in what they do. In-depth information and insight is provided by the guides to guests. You can touch and interact with the elephants. The handlers has a wonderful relationship with the elephants and make you as a guest feeling comfortable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Sightseer Thank you very much for your detailed review! We are pleased to know that our staff went out of their way to make your experience as memorable as possible. We look forward seeing you again soon. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such an amazing experience! We chose to pay the extra to ride the elephant, and it was really neat, but it was worth it even without that! We got to pet the elephants and walk the elephants and feed them. The guides were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kris. We are so happy to hear that our "professional photographers" got to snap your space full of awesome pictures at the Sanctuary. Thank you for the review. See you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience, being close to such gentle giants, My wife and I would recommend anyone to interact with these lovely elephants. Thank you for the great time and experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Francois. Thank you for the time you took to write this review about us. We are pleased to know that you and your wife had a great time here with us. Thank you for the recommendation. Regards

Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

I visited the Sanctuary in January with my Partner and his Mother and this was an amazing experience I will never forget! The staff were so welcoming, very knowledgeable and take excellent care of the elephants. Prior to this visit I was ensure of what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

Hi there mnicole94. Thank you very much for this review! We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable time here with us. Thank you for the recommendation! Look forward seeing you in the near future again. Regards

Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

The Elephant sanctuary was definetly the highlight of our visit to Hartbeespoort. The staff and instructors went out of their way to make this an unforgettable experience - taking family photos and videos of us. We really enjoyed our day with these loving animals.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Good day. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that our staff once again went out of their way to make it even more memorable for you. We hope that your family photo is up and framed already? See you again Regards

Reviewed 24 January 2019

This was a fantastic trip to interact with the elephants. Feeding them, walking with them (trunk in hand), touching them, and even getting a kiss! All an amazing once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

Good day. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback and are very pleased that you had a once in a lifetime experience here with us. We look forward guiding you through our Sanctuary in the near future again. Regards

Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We had a great time at the Elephant Sanctuary - We loved the experience and my 1,5 year old daughter absolutely loved it. The staff are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely a must do experience! Thank you for an unforgettable day!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Hi there Monique. Thank you for the review!! We are pleased that you daughter had so much fun here with us!! We appreciate your recommendation! See you again Regards

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Awesome interaction with the elephants, the highlight was a wet sloppy kiss from the elephants! Try the package with the monkey sanctuary which includes a cableway ticket (other side of the dam). Superb venue and well worth it!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Good day. First we must say we are crazy about your heading!!! Just made our day. Thank you for the time you took to write this review about us! Thank you for the kind words it is much appreciated. Looking forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 3 January 2019

Well worth the trip - four young elephants that you can get up close to. The staff were very knowledgeable and willing to assist with answering childrens questions.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Good day . Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that especially the kids enjoyed their Interaction and that our staff assist with all the questions! Look forward to see you again soon. Regards

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Dreamer31287592889
8 March 2019|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
Hi there. Email reservations @ elephantsanctuary. co . za
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KaylinD15
15 April 2018|
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Good day. Our rates is R775 per adult for a one and a half hour interaction program where you get the opportunity to touch, feed, walk trunk in hand and learn about the anatomy of our African Elephants. Our tours are only... More
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Michelle W
9 July 2017|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
Good day. Please send me a mail to management @ monkeysanctuary coza so i can gather all the information required to assist.
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