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Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam

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The Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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R104 Old Rusternburg Road, Madibeng 0216, South Africa
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+27 12 258 9904
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at the Elephant Sanctuary - We loved the experience and my 1,5 year old daughter absolutely loved it. The staff are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely a must do experience! Thank you for an unforgettable day!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoniqueHomann
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Monique. Thank you for the review!! We are pleased that you daughter had so much fun here with us!! We appreciate your recommendation! See you again Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome interaction with the elephants, the highlight was a wet sloppy kiss from the elephants! Try the package with the monkey sanctuary which includes a cableway ticket (other side of the dam). Superb venue and well worth it!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Furado
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day. First we must say we are crazy about your heading!!! Just made our day. Thank you for the time you took to write this review about us! Thank you for the kind words it is much appreciated. Looking forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the trip - four young elephants that you can get up close to. The staff were very knowledgeable and willing to assist with answering childrens questions.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day . Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that especially the kids enjoyed their Interaction and that our staff assist with all the questions! Look forward to see you again soon. Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to interact with elephants, then this is the place to go. This is a sanctuary and not a zoo. This is rescued animals but still wild. The elephant interaction was very interesting and the feeding was fun. This is a good place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christo O
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Christo O. Thank you for the time you took to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time here with us, learning more about African Elephants. Thank you for the recommendation. We look forward seeing...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the elephant sanctuary and wow what an experience, we fed, interacted and walked with the elephants. Our guide Samuel is a credit to the sanctuary and amazing at what he does. Have recommend the sanctuary to all friends and family.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Good day. Thank you for the detailed feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing time here at the Sanctuary. Thank you also for the recommendation - gladly appreciated. Regards

Reviewed 7 December 2018

Such a privilege to be able to interact with these magnificent creatures. A very special visit and enjoyed the walk holding the trunk.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for your kind review. We appreciated the time you took to write this review about us and the magnificent creatures. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future again. Regards

Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great time here. The staff were friendly, the place is well maintained and clean. Our guide focused on education and shared a lot of interesting information about these wonderful animals. The interaction was also great, everyone got their turn (multiple times even)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for the time you took to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had a very educational tour and a lot of fun here with us. Regards

Reviewed 27 November 2018

It has been about a month since we returned home from South Africa and we are still reminiscing about all our adventures. One special day we went to the Elephant Sanctuary and had the chance to meet, greet, feed, feel, ride and be kissed by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you have arrived home and most of all still think about us. Thabu is still a new addition to our team and this makes us...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018

So happy to have had this experience. To be able to ride an Elephant and to be able to walk one holding its trunk was beyond special. They are beautiful animals. Feeling different parts of their bodies and skin textures amazing. The staff and handlers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. WE are pleased to hear that you had a once in a lifetime experience here with us. Regards

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

This tour and interaction with the elephants was without a doubt one of the highlights of our holiday. The tour guide was very friendly and informative and the elephant handlers were amazing. I’ll never forget getting to touch, feed and walk with these amazing, gentle,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that we could be part of a lifetime memory!! We will pass you message to the rest of the staff. Regards

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KaylinD15
15 April 2018|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
Good day. Our rates is R775 per adult for a one and a half hour interaction program where you get the opportunity to touch, feed, walk trunk in hand and learn about the anatomy of our African Elephants. Our tours are only... More
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Michelle W
10 July 2017|
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Good day. Please send me a mail to management @ monkeysanctuary coza so i can gather all the information required to assist.
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gilawaichman
13 April 2017|
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Good day. TripAdvisor doesn't allow us to put email address or website URL. You can find our email address on our website.
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