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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

This was a birthday present for my 8 year old granddaughter. We all as an amazing time and I’m sure the experience will have a lasting effect on the children. For my daughter an me this was our second time and I don’t know why we took so long to return. Interacts with the elephants for me is s spiritual experience and bring tears to my eyes. How anyone can harm these gentle giants is beyond my comprehension. We are blessed to have people like you who care for them the way you do. God bless you. - Carol Dotto de' Dauli

Awesome experience from start to finish!!! I was completely in awe and the handlers were fantastic. This has been a dream of mine and I am happy that I got to experience it in a place where it is clear that these beautiful creatures are well loved and looked after!! - Angela Davis

This experience was just wonderful! My children, who had not been back in South Africa since they were small, were able to touch, feel, walk hand-in-trunk and learn a lot about elephants. We went onto the game reserve a few days later and I think having some knowledge helped enhance their experience of seeing them in the wild. - Kathy Purtill

It was an experience so get so close to these beautiful animals. The trainers have wonderful knowledge about the elephants and shared it with us. We will definately be back. Keep up the good work! - Piet Snyman

I'm deeply impressed about the important work and how it is done. Visiting the elephant sanctuary was one of the best things I did during my latest trip through South Africa. I wish you good luck in continuing the work with these wonderful animals. Yours sincerely A. Abel - Angela Abel from Germany

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