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Elephant Interaction


Activity Description

Children under 4 welcome and for free.

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.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis tour is available all year.
WhereHartbeespoortdam Please use Booking 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

Thank you for a special and educational experience! The guide was very knowlegable and I found the short lecture about the a&p of elephants very interesting. Experiencing these sentient beings from up close was an experience which will stay with me forever. The Sanctuary is well kept and it was a pleasure to visit. I have recommended the experience to friends and will continue to do so in future. Well done. - Zandra van Tonder

What an amazing experience walking side by side with these gentle giants! Charles, the guide, was extremely informative, and the handlers very friendly. Will definitely do this again! - DeWet van der Merwe

Thank you for a fantastic day. The grounds were immaculate and the elephants were amazing. The handlers were good and the information they presented was interesting, especially about the bones and teeth! - Dominique Mc Coy

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The guides were friendly, cheerful, engaging and very informative. The facilities were superb and the elephants were magnificent. I give it a 10 out of 10. - Aidan Bellingan

Once again, the elephant sanctuary experience at Hartebeespoort was incredible. Themba was incredibly patient and gentle allowing us to learn about elephant physiology. It truly is a remarkable experience to participate in and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals. - Paula Wagman

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