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Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8145

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An amazing experience

This was an amazing experience. Walking with and feeding the elephants was incredible. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about these beautiful animals. The handlers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. Walking with and feeding the elephants was incredible. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about these beautiful animals. The handlers encouraged us to interact with the elephants and there were numerous photo opportunities. An unforgettable experience, highly recommended.

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Malaga, Spain
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At only 1 hour, this is a bit pricey compared to most attractions in the area, however you do get a chance to get up close to the elephants, and it supports a very worthy cause.

Thank SteveHeugh
Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a nice visit. On the good side it gave us areal feel in the literal sense of the word to touch and see the elephants. Even here theyre still wild, as was shown by their panicky gallop when one of the elephamtd trumpeted for an unkwonw danger. Also a little circus like Because of the speed with which ee... More 

Thank MattheusAlto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was scared at first to walk with this big as life animal behind me holding my hand but when that first wet blow of "snot" cover your hand, you're in love. The stories are real, giant animal with a giant heart.

Thank Dean S
Chico, California
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50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing elephants in game reserves better. This was a little to much like a "show" for me, elephants doing little tricks, guides moving you to the correct places so the camera can see you (they sell a video at the end). Everyone was nice, guides were knowledgeable and you get to be very close to the elephants. Overall,... More 

Thank Julie K
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We turned up at 10.15am and were told the next tour would be at 11am. It was a really hot day so we decided to avoid the heat and return the next day. We returned at 8am the next day and my wife, 2 year old daughter and I experienced walking with elephants and feeding them. It was a wonderful... More 

1 Thank RobEberstein
State of Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

There are 5 elephants in the sanctuary. You will be able to walk and hear a bit about the animals. I feel like it could be explored with more in depth, but the exerience of being up-close with the animals makes your day.

1 Thank Lucas M
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We have always wanted to get up close to Elephants and this was great. You get to walk with ( hand in trunk), feed, and 'cuddle ' them and take great pics whilst doing it. The guides were great and we had a small group of about 20 people so had lots of individual time with these majestic creatures.

1 Thank Richard083
Verwood, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes this trip to the Elephant Sanctuary after many visits to Knysna Elephant Park we wanted to do something different and someone recommended this excursion. But I was so disappointed having five minute of walking hand in trunk is not what I paid for and then discovering I had paid R125 to share brushing with other people... More 

1 Thank ChezUK25
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had booked this while still in England. Thinking we would be brushing the elephants down and helping to put them to bed. No putting to bed, a couple of strokes brushing them down and the walking experience was a very short distance. Getting the elephants to do their party trick some 7/8 times a day. All very disorganised. It... More 

1 Thank Val C

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