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Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam

#2 of 25 things to do in Hartbeespoort Features Animals
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 experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and as a result we have relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with our guests.Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African Elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the stables where the elephants sleep at night. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and are able to feed them. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. The 08h00 Elephant Experience includes brushing the elephants down.Open 7 days a week, at 08h00; 10h00 and 14h00.
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to visit the sanctuary. however after I visited it I was so mad at the people there. The good things are you got to see the elephants and touch them and feed them and I think the management there are taking...More

Thank MohammedAhassan
KoosVanTonder, 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. This will help us to provide an unforgettable experience to all our guest. Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come to the elephant sanctuary to enjoy a feeding, photograph, and riding session with beautiful elephants. The staff is great and the elephants are even better! A great activity for people of all ages.

Thank hunterurrea
KoosVanTonder, 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 truly appreciate your feedback. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a beautiful setting for a special vist especially if you love animals and nature a must visit also nice just to go have a cup of coffee

Thank apie1967
KoosVanTonder, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. WE truly appropriate the honest feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five elephants were very quiet and interesting to see up close, handlers quite friendly, however shop staff were disinterested and not particularly helpful, coffee for sale was undrinkable; for the very high price of admission here it is definitely not good value; will try the...More

Thank pbradley4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow and wow, have only been once for my boyfriends birthday, was amazing day experience with the elephants, sooo informative. The boma meal after was decadent and stunningly put together, beautiful memories made.

Thank sharronb959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I booked an interactive day with the Elephants at the sanctuary outside Hartbeespoort dam, as well as a night over at the Tusker's lodge situated inside the sanctuary in a lush bushveld setting. The interaction with the elephants was fascinating and most...More

Thank GladystheCamel
KoosVanTonder, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We truly appreciate the feedback. It's a real pleasure for us to make your stay and experience as memorable as possible. Hope to see you again soon at Tuskers Lodge and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The elephant interaction excursion was a very interesting experience. We started off by feeding the elephants and after that we had an introduction to some of the elephants where we touched them to feel what the skin feels like in different places. The elephant closed...More

Thank Moederhen
KoosVanTonder, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We hope that you will remember your birthday kiss forever. Regards

Reviewed 8 May 2017

My brother and I visited the Elephant Sanctuary during my visit to SA in April. This experience was one of the highlights of my holiday. Fantastic to be able to get so close to the elephants and interact with them. The trainers and handlers were...More

Thank bondmc
KoosVanTonder, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are so happy to hear you had a unforgettable time here with us. We hope you will remember it for ever Hope to see you again Regards

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

In saying that, I can understand why it's expensive.. my wife and I took my step daughter with, and we did the full experience. Was really great do the walk with the elephants... wasn't crazy about the riding elephants but it's just cause I felt...More

Thank Brad L
KoosVanTonder, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We would like to thank you for your support and for understanding. We truly appreciate your valued feedback. Regards

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Lovely experience, you get to see elephants up close, feed them by hand, go through a small demonstration on the anatomy of elephants, interact and take pictures with the elephants, you even get to do a small hand in trunk walk with the elephants. You...More

Thank Amith S
KoosVanTonder, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. Your feedback is truly appreciated. Hope to see you again. Regards

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gilawaichman
Please send your e-mail address
12 April 2017|
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Response from KoosVanTonder | Property representative |
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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gilawaichman
Tks. 1) Only 1 adult and 2 children will participate in elephant interaction, monkey sanctuary and cableway. Please quote price. 2) 3 adults (pensioners) will only be visitors and not active participants. what would this price be?
6 April 2017|
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Response from KoosVanTonder | Property representative |
Kindly send us a email in order for us to give you a quotation.
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gilawaichman
Is it true that you can buy a joint ticket for the elephant sanctuary, the monkey sanctuary and the aerial cableway, and are they all nearby We are a group of 4 adults and 2 children
6 April 2017|
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Response from KoosVanTonder | Property representative |
Hi there. That is correct yes. The Aerial cableway is about 10km form us,please note we do not have/offer transport to the Aerial cableway. The Monkey Sanctuary is situated right next to the Elephant Sanctuary. The total... More
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