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Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam

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R104 Old Rusternburg Road, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
+27 12 258 9904
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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, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
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+27 12 258 9904
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"elephant sanctuary"
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"gentle giants"
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"love elephants"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is essential to pre-book for the elephant interaction experience, someone ahead of us in the queue just arrived on the day and was very disappointed when she was told there was no space available. You get to feed, touch and walk with the elephants...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback. Regards

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing experience which I will remember for the rest of my life. I had a great day with my daughter. The staff were extremely helpful and had great knowledge and information to share. The experience of walking hand in trunk and riding...More

Thank Heinrich S
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback and are pleased to hear that you had a memorable time with us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close encounter with elephants that get a second chance, elephants that could not survive in the wild anymore. Visiting this place will inform you about elephants and their behavior, it also gives you the chance to see elephants eye to eye, feed and touch them....More

Thank Markus W
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback, and photos, posted. Look forward guiding you through out sanctuary again. Regards

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience we got to brush the elephants and walk with them holding their trunks. There was an amazing bond between the elephants and there handlers all the elephants had been rescued and seemed really happy and content.

Thank SallyT967
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for you for your response. We appreciate your honest feedback and are pleased to hear that you had a amazing time here with us. Regards

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We took our two sons to the Elephant Sanctuary, it really was a great experience. The guides were knowledgeable and engaging. We look forward to coming back again soon!

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback and are pleased to hear that your kids had a memorable time with us. Look forward to your next visit. Regards

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

My problem with this experience is that we were put in a timeslot with a group of over 40 people. With so many people over two hours, we spent cumulatively than 5 minutes interacting with the elephants. The rest of the time, we spent listening...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. This will help us to provide an unforgettable experience to all our guest. Regards

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

It was an amazing experience to be that close to the elephants and interact with them! We did the early 8AM brushdown of the elephants and it was great, They are such gentle giants. We can see that the elephants are properly taken care of...More

Thank Carmela B
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback and are pleased to hear that you had a memorable visit. We hope to see you again on your next visit to South-Africa. Regards

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

For the love of Elephants we chose the Elephant Sanctuary to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday, and what an experience the professionalism from the reception area to the guides and handlers was epic not to mention the wealth of knowledge and fountain of love the...More

Thank Meschell P
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had a amazing day and celebration of your husbands birthday. Thank you for the kind words! Regards

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I hired a Renault Clio for 16 days for £150 and went here and the cost for the elephants, monkeys and Lion safari park was approx £65. Why pay more for tours as it’s easy enough to drive in SA. As a over 50 solo...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Good day. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Regards

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Being my children's first visit back to South Africa (now living in the US) since they were small, I wanted them to see and do as much as possible; the Elephant Sanctuary was definitely one of the highlights. The staff was lovely, they all seemed...More

Thank Kathy P
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you and specially your kids had a amazing time here with us. We hope that this is a memory they will treasure for life. Regards

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Kaylin D
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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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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gilawaichman
12 April 2017|
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Good day. TripAdvisor doesn't allow us to put email address or website URL. You can find our email address on our website.
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