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Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: Hazyview, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 13 737 6609
07:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00

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Elephant heaven

Having visited a Thai elephant sanctuary previously I now feel ashamed to have visited a place that really had nothing on the superb, knowledgable and positive reinforcement... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Huggy C
Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having visited a Thai elephant sanctuary previously I now feel ashamed to have visited a place that really had nothing on the superb, knowledgable and positive reinforcement type of training that I witnessed at the Hazyview sanctuary. We were given a lot of information regarding these mighty beasts as well as being able to ride them bareback which alas they... More 

1 Thank Huggy C
Puget Sound, WA
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went for the early morning elephant brush down and trunk in hand walk. This was a highlight of our trip to Africa. The keepers were very gentle with the two elephants who live at the sanctuary - they were more likely to correct the guests than the elephants! We got to brush the elephants, feed them treats, walk around... More 

Thank faunadoc
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Staff are very helpful and knowledgable. The elephants were a joy to interact with and will never forget it ❤️❤️❤️

Thank Brilliana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

A wonder experience with extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff. Just a shame there wasn't anywhere close where we could get something to eat.

Thank AussieGirl57
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you really want to get up close and personal with our planets greatest land animal.....this is it.The staff are wonderfully informative...the elephants.are a joy to be with

Thank anne_tony6
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Knowledgeable explanations and demonstrations. They treat the animals very well! Amazing experience being so close and interacting with these gentle giants.

Thank F8383MCmikec
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the place on the 7th Jan '17, friendly staff they know wat they are doing. Place take care of Casper and Kitso as u always do. Will sure visit again

Thank Kgaugelo B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I am a huge lover of elephants and interested in their conservation, so I was a little nervous about how tastefully the experience would be managed. The elephants were saved from a worst fate and so overall I was comfortable they are being looked after. You simply must pay extra for the sundown experience; which was the best part as... More 

Thank Laura N
Salt Rock, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Lots of interaction with these magnificent animals. The staff are helpful and informative and obviously enjoy their work . The site is a short drive outside of Hazy View .

Thank petebendall
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My visit to the elephant sanctuary was the highlight of my stay in Hazyview. The elephant keepers gave us an informative talk about the elephants history and anatomy. We got to feed and touch the elephants and walked with them with their trunks in our hands.

1 Thank lefli

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