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Elephant Sanctuary

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Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609
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Majestic nature

Wonderful experience. Such majestic animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Close-up interaction.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pretoria, South Africa
via mobile
At one with the elephant

Some of he reviews do not do this place justice! Some talk about cost and others liken it to a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew K
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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
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Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience. Such majestic animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Close-up interaction.

Thank FrancoisBenade
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of he reviews do not do this place justice! Some talk about cost and others liken it to a zoo. The truth is that the two elephant on site were both saved from an uncertain future, each consume about 300kg of food a day,...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is something I would do once off. I enjoyed the experience as it was a close encounter but I expected more for the money spent.Awesome Animals hense my 4 stars.

Thank Fozia K
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

If you would like to get a close encounter with these beautifully animal this is the place to be. You will learn about them but also see, hear, feel and touch them. We also recommend the additional walk with elephants and the ride.

Thank Christophe H
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We were not prepared on this so called educative parc. It was just like in a big open air circus. 2 elephants who were 'saved' had to spent the rest of their life doing trics , showing their tongue, showing their feet, give tourists a...More

Thank camelia100
Reviewed 5 August 2017

To expensive!!!! Perhaps for over see visitors, but it is very very expensive for RSA people Parking at enterance not good. No help at enterance. We were disappointed

Thank AntPta
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It's expensive but I was very happy to support a place that rehabilitates Elephants. Walking and feeding the Elephants was awesome, makes for great photos. A little Elephant snot never killed anybody :-)

Thank GDDJ
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This was highlight of holiday for all four of us. We were in a very small group and the level of interaction was superb. Massive animals yet so gentle at same time. Staff were excellent and had a genuine love for the animals. Informative chat...More

1  Thank Darren L
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Visited the Sanctuary and petted and fed the animals. Animals are in a good condition. The session was very informative about the biology of our Ellie friends. Do support the Sanctuary as they will not be able to make such an incredible difference without our...More

Thank viclom
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This place is great to learn about African Elephant, to see this amazing animal really close, to touch it and if you are brave enough to ride it (with a professional who know how to treat this massive animal)! Good experience!

Thank Alex K
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7 July 2016|
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Response from Reluctant_business | Reviewed this property |
I am not an expert, and not sure what research you have done, but I think there is a distinction between Indian Elephants and African Elephants...the Indian Elephants are not suitable for riding, whereas the African Elephant... More
13 July 2015|
Response from SanctuaryManager1 | Property representative |
Dear Deegaug, All the elephants at 3 Sanctuaries have been removed from the wild by a third party, the ellies eventually ended up with us. The older male at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary was removed from the Kruger... More