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Elephant Brush Down & Interaction


Activity Description

Children under 4 welcome free of charge.

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. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera.


Duration2 hours
WhenThis service is available all year.
WhereHartbeespoortdam Please use Invoice Number as Reference on Payment Please arrive 30 min prior to start of program
WeatherThis service will be cancelled in severe weather conditions. Please call before you make any last minute bookings.
What to WearComfortable clothing, flat shoes and a sun hat.
Things to BringCamera, Sun Hat or sunscreen
Guests or SpectatorsWe have a lovely coffee bar where your guests can wait for you.


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


Elephant Interaction
Walk Trunk in Hand
Elephant Brushdown


Elephant Back Ride
Any additional items of a personal nature


Children’s Price is valid from 4 – 14 Years of age.
Remember to wear flat shoes, sunscreen or hat and bring your camera.

Customer Reviews

My Mom, daughter and I had the most amazing experience with the elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary, for anyone who loves animals this is a must do! After we had finished our interaction we were all strangely at peace, definitley recommended. The guide and handlers were so kind to both us and their elephants. - Erica Ingle

Although my wife and I live in South Africa for 27 years we had our friends from Czech Republic visiting us. We (wife and I) have been in the Elephant Sanctuary before and we liked the experience, therefore we decided to take them there. To make the event even more special, it was our friend Ivanka birthday. We all enjoyed the event very much. Sam - our guide - was brilliant! The only slightly disappointing thing was that, in comparison to our previous visit in 2015, there was no "lecture" about the elephant skull, i.e. explanation how their teeth grow, function of the trunk etc. We found it very interesting and I wonder why it is no longer a part of the tour. Perhaps something to re-think for the organisers. On the positive side the venue was upgraded since 2015 and it looks stunning. Nevertheless the whole experience was great and it is likely when our family or friends visit us we will take them there again. - Petr Miovsky

Very pleasant. Friendly staff. Elephants are in a good condition. - Jaco Viviers

Our Elephant Brush Down and Interaction was amazing. The staff were extremely hospitable, Sam was just great in how he engaged with the entire group and everything worked as expected. The encounter with the elephants were simply awesome - meeting Amarula out in the field was probably the highlight of the day.....or was it the sloppy whet kiss.....they are strong contenders, but all in all a day we will not forget. - Pierre du Plessis

Enjoyed every moment of out visit. Thank you so much for the memorable stay - Sharon Krehl

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