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Adventures with Elephants

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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 734 7730
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Interaction with Elephants

The elephants are amazing animals and the staff and handlers were very knowledgeable, they are very... read more

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nonniej610
Our adventure with the Elephants

This was truly an unforgettable experience - we absolutely loved it! We found it amazing... read more

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Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience, Adventures With Elephants offer unique intimate hands-on educational elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris, swims on elephants, starlight safaris as well as tailor-made events such as weddings, team-building, corporate functions and filming. Info:Adventures With Elephants is an educational elephant interaction facility / venue located on a beautiful 300 hectare wildlife reserve. AWE is situated an hour’s drive north from Pretoria and is a short 35 km from Bela Bela off the R516 on the D1000 adjacent to the Zebula Country Club. Adventures With Elephants is managed by the Hensman family who have been privileged to have lived and worked with elephants since 1988 and as such offer unrivaled elephant experiences.
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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

The elephants are amazing animals and the staff and handlers were very knowledgeable, they are very professional and you can see that they love and respect the animals. It was amazing to be this close to such majestic animals, they are clever and the 2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was truly an unforgettable experience - we absolutely loved it! We found it amazing beautiful, informative and just a wonderful time with these massive intelligent creatures. I will be bringing other family members to witness and share this amazing experience!

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here with these magnificent animals & we look forward to meeting your family! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being attended to but almost every staff members made me feel like home. I will definitely visit the place even though curiosity made me visit it.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 4*'s & we are glad that all our staff made you feel very at home & welcome. We hope that you will visit us again! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Last saturday, August 5, 2017, we had our 'adventure with elephants' at Zebula / Bella bella. It was an amazing experience to get so close to these beautiful animals. To touch them, to play with and ultimately ride in them. The staff really had a...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here & thank you so much for visiting us & these magnificent animals. Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had an awesome experience with the Elephant and got royal excellent service from the staff. I would definitely recommend the adventure to our friends and family. From Mahuma Family in Pretoria

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Mahuma Family, We are so delighted that you loved your time & our staff looked after you so well. Thank you for visiting us and your recommendations to family & friends! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 22 June 2017

All the animals are so sweet and so clever! Masina amazed us with her ability to remember our names!

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for your review & so happy that you loved your time & Musina! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I enjoyed every minute! Elephant's are peaceful, majestic animal's - the experience certainly leaves a mark on your soul. The handlers are very professional and knowledgeable. I was even more impressed by the safety briefing and the precautions taken by the facility to safeguard visitors....More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here. We are especially pleased to hear that you felt safe & looked after - this is very important to us and we will be sure to pass on your good...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We went for ele interaction on 13 June 2017. It was simply amazing:) It is a very worthwhile experience.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your 5* review - we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with these wonderful animals. We hoped that you learnt something about them and we are delighted that you found it worthwhile! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 15 June 2017

This elephant of whom I speak, he greeted me on two legs, allowed me to hug him and give him a kiss, gave me back my shoe, and allowed me to walk along together. Ah !!!, also he threw a stream of water wit his...More

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SeanElephants, Manager at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi Saul! Thank you for your review and glad that you left as friends with our ellies! All elephants are just as wonderful !

Reviewed 14 June 2017

What a life changing experience!!!! These elephants are so well cared for and loved by all the employees of AWE. From the minute we walked in at reception we were treated like royalty!!!! What these elephants remember and do are just amazing. What made my...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you so much for this heartfelt review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and loved these wonderful ellies! We are so touched that you found the experience to be life-changing & we will be sure to pass on these...More

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munchimo
3 July 2017|
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Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hi Gary, Sorry for the late response. The time from OR Tambo international airport to AWE is approximately 2 hours. We do recommend that you give another 15 -20 minutes for any delays...
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oritzuf
24 August 2016|
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Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hi Orit Sorry for the late response, we still getting used to TripAdvisor! Due to the drought and two baby elephants we will not be swimming until further notice. Kind regards
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