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Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam

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R104 Old Rusternburg Road, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
+27 12 258 9904
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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 experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and as a result we have relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with our guests.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. The 08h00 Elephant Experience includes brushing the elephants down.Open 7 days a week, at 08h00; 10h00 and 14h00.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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R104 Old Rusternburg Road, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

I can't tell you enough how worth it is to make a trip to this sanctuary. Charles our guide around the grounds was GREAT! You get tons of time with the elephants, walking with them, feeding them, touching them even getting a kiss! I didn't...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my goddaughter from the UK and she absolutely loved it, according to her this has been the “Best experience in her life to date”. Being so close to these majestic animals are definitely a humbling experience and it touches your soul. Would definitely...More

Thank Mariana K
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your valued feedback and are pleased to hear that we served you with lifetime memories! Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute privilege to be able to walk with these gentle giants -The walk is supported by a guide and two handlers all of whom are not only knowledgeable but have an obvious passion for the welfare of these majestic animals great photo opportunities and...More

Thank KenMatthews1948
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback and we are pleased to hear that your experience with our staff and Elephants was one to treasure. Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dream come true for me. I love elephants and will definately go back. We had such fun. I am smitten!!!!

Thank kelley_heslop74
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your valued feedback and look forward guiding you through our Sanctuary over the 100 year anniversary's. Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had family visiting from the Netherlands, she had been to South Africa many times and we wanted to spoil her with something different. it is expensive for the average South African at approx. R750 per adult, but it truly is a beautiful experience and...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback and are pleased to hear that you had a amazing time with us. Looking forward seeing you again soon. Regards

Reviewed 10 January 2018

The Elephant Sanctuary is doing an excellent job for both the animals and the visitors. The elephants and monkeys there have all been rescued from previous bad situations (they used to live in the zoo or as pets in a house). Besides the good care...More

Thank ilia v
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience at both our Sanctuaries. Thank you for the kind words. Hope to guide you through our sanctuary again soon. Regards

Reviewed 8 January 2018

what an awesome experience. charles our guide was the best. one of my biggest fears was getting close to elephants. charles set my mind at ease very early in the tour, answering all questions very friendly loved every moment of the day.

Thank Chantal H
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your valued feedback. Thank you for sharing your awesome pictures and story with us!! Hope you visit us again soon. Regards

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Amazing experience in a lovely tranquil area. Excellent service right from the booking, to the reception when we arrived, right through to the trainers and handlers who are absolutely amazing with the elephants as well as the visitors. It was a wonderful experience being able...More

Thank Angie D
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your valued feedback and look forward welcoming you back. Regards

Reviewed 27 December 2017

I love the African Elephant! They use elephant hooks! Also they ride these beautiful sensitive creatures! Tourists be aware! Not a humane experience for the African elephant. So sad.More

Thank Forevernomad61
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. Allow me the time to explain again: Professional rangers, guides and handlers offer their time and commitment to wildlife, they are dedicated to conserving and protecting the wildlife they work with....More

Reviewed 27 December 2017

Amazing to see feel and touch an elephant. Most people only see on TV and can not believe that how big they are in real life. Very well mannered and listen to the people. And also get a kiss from them.

Thank Ilze B
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing time with us and a unforgettable experience. Regards

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Michelle W
10 July 2017|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
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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gilawaichman
6 April 2017|
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Kindly send us a email in order for us to give you a quotation.
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