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Elephant Interaction & Elephant Back Ride


Activity Description

Riding is an opportunity to experience elephants from a different perspective and is conducted in a boma. It is not a safari experience. (Only for the fit and adventurous). Recommended to wear jeans or long pants. Children must be 8 years+ in order to ride elephants.
Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. 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.


Duration2 hours
WhenThis service 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 cancelled in extreme weather conditions.
What to WearDress comfortably, long pants or jeans with flat shoes and a sun hat.
Things to BringCamera, money, sun hat & flat shoes.
Guests or SpectatorsWe have a Coffee Bar & Curio Shop where your guest can wait for you.


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Heights0.0 m
Maximum Heights0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions- Elephant Interaction - Elephant Back Ride
ExclusionsAny additional items of a personal nature.

Customer Reviews

Was good organised and good tourgide. sorry that my other emails asking for sponsorship for the school, just got ignored. Not even aswered. - Helena Heystek

It was one of the most amazing experiences ever..... Really up close and personal with the elephants. The guides were superb and friendly and helpful. The whole package was one of the best value for money day trips abailable. I was there with my grandchildren, they rode the elephants, walked with the elephants, talked to them and were kissed by the elephants, an unforgettable day out. - maxine ash

Interaction was absolutely amazing. The staff were very friendly, and informative. I would love to have had an extended ride. I felt it was a bit too short. We managed to get amazing pictures for our album which is always a win. - Melanie Reddy

Awesome, thanks - Tania Hogg

We truly enjoyed our experience at the Elephant Sanctuary. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable about the elephants. We would recommend it as a pleasant family outing. - MeriGail

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