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Adventures with Elephants

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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 734 7730
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brilliant! to be so close to and interact with African elephants was great. 1 hour well spent, we... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Touching an Elephant

I am not good with my laptop, so I will just tell you what I thought. It was on my bucket list, I... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience, Adventures With Elephants offer unique intimate hands-on educational elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris, swims on elephants, starlight safaris as well as tailor-made events such as weddings, team-building, corporate functions and filming. Info:Adventures With Elephants is an educational elephant interaction facility / venue located on a beautiful 300 hectare wildlife reserve. AWE is situated an hour’s drive north from Pretoria and is a short 35 km from Bela Bela off the R516 on the D1000 adjacent to the Zebula Country Club. Adventures With Elephants is managed by the Hensman family who have been privileged to have lived and worked with elephants since 1988 and as such offer unrivaled elephant experiences.
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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

brilliant! to be so close to and interact with African elephants was great. 1 hour well spent, we will come back.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5* review & we are really pleased that you loved your time with these gentle giants! We look forward to seeing you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not good with my laptop, so I will just tell you what I thought. It was on my bucket list, I am so glad I got my wish. There are no words to describe my experience. I just wanted to touch an elephant,...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, reading this review filled our hearts. We love to hear guests feedback & loved reading this! Thank you so much for visiting & so glad that we could help tick off your bucket list! Kindest regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Adventures with Elephants recently and I must say it was a wonderful experience to interact with the elephants. The handlers treated them with such love and they truly have a passion for teaching us about the elephants. I would definitely visit again...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this great review. Musina will definitely remember you if you visit us again, she is such a clever elephant! We are delighted that you loved your time here & thank you so much for visiting us. Kindest regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I think you doing amazing work looking after the elephants thank you so much there is nothing you should change everything you doing are magnificent

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANK YOU! This means so much to us & we are so happy that you enjoyed your time here with these wonderful animals. KIndest regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply a must do! Great experience and wonderful staff! Interacting with the elephants is fund and the staff make the experience fun.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great review. We are delighted that you had a great time & we will pass on your praise to the staff as well! Thank you for visiting. Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the most amazing experience, shared with my sister and mother who is 82years old. The guides were wonderful and caring and full of knowledge about the elephants. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to visit the elephants.More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much & we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with the elephants! We have a wonderful bunch of staff who adore the elephants & we will be sure to pass on your praise to them. Thank you for visiting! Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interaction was incredibly informative and interactive. The staff are all passionate and very humorous. I have done this with different friends 3 times because I love it so much.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you & thank you for your continued patronage! We love to hear that guest return because they have such a wonderful time. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, The AWE Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The elephants are amazing animals and the staff and handlers were very knowledgeable, they are very professional and you can see that they love and respect the animals. It was amazing to be this close to such majestic animals, they are clever and the 2...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this heartfelt review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time & feel as passionately about conservation as we do. Thank you for visiting us. Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was truly an unforgettable experience - we absolutely loved it! We found it amazing beautiful, informative and just a wonderful time with these massive intelligent creatures. I will be bringing other family members to witness and share this amazing experience!

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here with these magnificent animals & we look forward to meeting your family! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Being attended to but almost every staff members made me feel like home. I will definitely visit the place even though curiosity made me visit it.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for the 4*'s & we are glad that all our staff made you feel very at home & welcome. We hope that you will visit us again! Kind regards The AWE Team

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willie m
13 October 2017|
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Response from Win_V2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go by yourself. Please book before the time. We were only three people when we went. If there are other people booked on the same day, then you will just join them. It is really worthwhile going. I am going... More
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willie m
13 October 2017|
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Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hello & thank you for your question. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! There is no need to be with a group to come & connect with the elephants & it's such a wonderful experience. As the previous comments suggest, you will... More
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munchimo
4 July 2017|
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Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hi Gary, Sorry for the late response. The time from OR Tambo international airport to AWE is approximately 2 hours. We do recommend that you give another 15 -20 minutes for any delays...
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