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Elephant Interaction


Activity Description

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. Elephant Back Riding is a optional activity.
Children under 4 welcome and for free.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis tour is available all year.
WhereHartbeespoortdam Please use Invoice Number as Reference on Payment Please arrive 30 min prior to start of program
WeatherThis tour will only be canceled in extreme weather conditions.
What to WearComfortable clothing, sun hat and flat shoes for the walk.
Things to BringSun hat, money and don't forget your camera.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly booked guests can join the tour or they are welcome to wait for you at the Coffee Bar at the Monkey Sanctuary.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsElephant Interaction experience
ExclusionsElephant Back Ride that can be booked as a combo with the Interaction


Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. The Elephant Back Ride can be booked as a combo with the Interaction.

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed the time with the elephants and appreciate the amazing work that the sanctuary does to ensure that they get the best care they can get. It is great to see that these magnificent animals can be treated with respect! - Matt Twilley

Great to be able to touch an elephant. And good that the elephants have a lot of freedom in between they have to deal with the tourists. I know that it was only for my satisfaction to get in contact with the elephant. The elephants are not interested in us. I can understand because we are strangers to them. The organisation is very good. Also our stay in the lodge in the park was very good. There was a man helping us were ever he could. Great guy. So glad to have touched the elephant. I am from Holland so I have to keep it in mind for a long long time. I adore these animals. I have seen lots of them in the Kruger afterwards. The world cannot without them: we have to take care of them very very well. - Marianne Hofman

Dear valued staff members of the elephant sanctuary, On the 23rd June, we had the most amazing opportunity to get away from city life into the nature, yet at the same time were able to learn about the majestic animal and their life in the wilderness. It has been a life changing experience, since I invited a group of five people that are part and parcel of our project in the prison community. Those visitors have not the means to ever get that close to the elephant experience. They have learned to overcome huge amount of fear. They admired your staff members, on how they work with the animals and were inspired and very grateful for even the teaching of the elephants. Their lives have been changed towards developing more compassion and putting more value towards nature in general. It was worth it all the way. The photos are a precious memory to keep. - Ellen Andreae

Fantastic experience, me and the wife loved it 2 bits, the team really put in alot of effort!! Will definitely be back! Regards marvin govender and nadira - marvin govender

Elephants and meerkat are my favorite animals and at 58 years old, I had never been closer than an observer from a car in Kruger Park. This was a once in aife time experience which Ill never forget. Our guide (Joe?) was awesome! He was highly professional friendly, knowledgeable, very funny and spoke clearly. Touching the elephants was astonishing! Thank you so much for the whole experience. - James Macaulay

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