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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 Booking 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

InclusionsElephant Interaction Walk Trunk in Hand Elephant Brushdown
ExclusionsElephant 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

It was a very humbling and amazing experience People so quickly and often forgot how small they truly are and how beautiful nature is. I thank the elephant sanctuary for such a great experience and for taking in animals that have been abandoned and previously hurt or kept in an unnatural environment and rehabilitating their elephants. - Danielle Scheepers

Fantastic experience. I was overwhelmed that these beautiful animals were not chained or tied up. Their trust in their handlers was great to see. Seeing the huge Amarula come out of the trees towards us and spending time with him was an experience we will never forget. - Reina Wickliffe

We enjoyed it immensely! I don't have any negative comment. I already recommended the experience to so many people. Good memories and experiences for our German exchange student to take home from South Africa! Thank you so much. - Esther Rossouw

Accommodating reception - I made 2 changes. Well trained staff. Beautiful setting. Interaction educational and well presented. Experience building up to a climax wich I found disappointing. The pictures on website makes it looks like you walk in the bush - not in an enclosed arena. My friends from Sweden and Canada were impressed. - Elize Nieiuwoudt

My son and I had a wonderful day interacting with the elephants. They are magnificent animals and we were thrilled to have such an up close experience with them. Their sheer size is overwhelming while their grace and elegance makes one feel humbled. Highlight of the day was getting a very wet, and muddy, kiss from one! Definitely recommend this for nature lovers and for families. - Julia Scheffer

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