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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

A great and well organised experience. Our tour guide was excellent and had a great sense of humour. A fantastic learning experience. Our visitor from the UK was really impressed with the nature of the elephants she interacted with. - Mark Prommel

It is a once in a lifetime amazing experience. The guides and elephant handlers were very professional and helpful. It is good to see they are taking good care of the elephants. Everything was on time and the guides answered all our questions and assisted in everything. If you can, you must stay at the Tuskers Bush Lodge connected to the sanctuary, they coordinate everything for you so there is absolutely nothing to worry about and you just enjoy the experience fully. Will go again if given the chance to visit South Africa again. Cheers from Australia! Shanny and Carmela - Carmela Diana Rikisahedew

A beautiful experience and the opportunity for photos and the end video is worth the purchase, a magical time for any animal lover. - SC Pires

We loved brushing and touching the elephants. It was so amazing to touch such a huge animal and see how their skin actually feels. Even the "kiss" was a fun experience! - Cheryl

Absolutely fantastic experience. An experience we will never forget. The guide and handlers are friendly and helpful. - Leanne Easton

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