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Elephant Whispers

#1 of 18 things to do in Hazyview Features Animals
R40 Hazyview, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
+27 82 498 4683
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Up close with the elephants

A small sanctuary for rescued elephants run by people who clearly care a lot for these creatures... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Jean T
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fabulous day

Fabulous time really learnt a lot about the elephants enjoyed our interaction with the elephants... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Chrisaracalbron
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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For those seeking a unique and memorable wildlife encounter, an Elephant Interaction and Ride at Elephant Whispers is an exciting and touching experience not to be missed. Situated in the Sandford Conservancy on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers offers an Elephant Experience of a lifetime which will leave you with a renewed respect and admiration for these gentle giants of Africa.
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R40 Hazyview, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

A small sanctuary for rescued elephants run by people who clearly care a lot for these creatures. We got to hear about all about the elephants; what they like, don't like and all about their physiology I.e. How they regulate temperature through the ears, use...More

Thank Jean T
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

We had a good giggle about your description about hugging their kneecaps! We appreciate your review, take care, fond regards from the Elephant Whispers Team.

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous time really learnt a lot about the elephants enjoyed our interaction with the elephants so much

Thank Chrisaracalbron
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Great to hear you enjoyed your interaction with the elephant; it is s special to be able to spend time with them. Thank you for your support.

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Well we were late - one of the guides helped walk us to the main group. Even gave us a bit of the info we missed. The entire experience was fantastic. I especially enjoyed when they brought one of the Elephants closer to us and...More

Thank TigerTab
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

How wonderful for us to hear that your whole elephant experience was fantastic. Our team is most appreciative of your feedback, take care and fond regards.

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We booked the elephant interaction experience (you get to touch and learn about elephants) plus an elephant ride (which was the highlight of our family's holiday). We rode on Tembo, the largest elephant, and it was a once in a lifetime treat. Best of all,...More

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Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Isn't Tembo just magnificent! Great to hear your family had a great time meeting the elephant, thank you for your positive recommendation, very encouraging for our committed team.

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to learn about these amazing elephants with hands on experiences that absolutely flawed the students. Thank you!

Thank Traci H
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Great to hear how much your group enjoyed their elephant experience, thank you very much for your review. Kind regards form the Elephant Whispers Team

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The ranges really love these magnificent animals. I had the pleasure to ride one. My grandson who is 8 years old will remember this experience for ever 😘

Thank lynnshawoldham
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

What an absolute pleasure to hear what this experience meant to your grandson - thank you for making our day!

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My son and I loved the Elephant Whispers. To have an opportunity to get up and personal was wonderful. The elephants looked very content and the staff where very attentive to them. I particularly loved the fact that the staff were so well informed and...More

Thank tanyap123
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Elephant Whispers, thank you for your very honest review. This is such a complex and sensitive issue, in a perfect world all wild animals should be in their natural habitat, should this not be possible then the...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great experience to touch and ride the elephants as well as learn about them. We rode the largest elephant Tambo. The elephant's back is much wider than a horse. The guides will take many photos of you and your family.

Thank FamilyWth3Boys
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

We hope your photographs bring back lots of happy memories of your time with the elephant!

Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I took her elderly parents for a treat visit, as neither had previously been very close to an elephant. The elephants are treated very well - lovingly trained and cared for. All the guests - we were probably the only South Africans...More

Thank Anthony B
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Your review is such a meaningful one for all of us at Elephant Whispers, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks.

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit. We were worried that it would be one of those organisation that'll do anything for the tourists, including hurting the animal. But once we got there we immediately saw that that's not the case. They took great care of the beautiful animals...More

Thank SandraMalmborg
Colleen K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Whispers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

It is very heartening to hear that your visit to Elephant Whispers gave you a newfound respect for elephant, you obviously care a great deal for the welfare of elephant. Thank you, take care, fond regards.

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RobPissouri_Cyprus
Hi, we are due to visit the area in February 2017. Do you provide a pick up/drop of service at the surrounding hotels/Lodges ? or can you recommend a sevice that provides transfers from the Hazyview area? Thank you
2 November 2016|
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Response from Colleen K | Property representative |
Hi, we can assist with organising a transfer, please email reservations@elephantwhispers, and they can book and quote on transfers. Looking forward to meeting you!
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Fernanda F
Hi, we are looking to book a visit for February. How do I reach you? Best, Fernanda.
10 August 2016|
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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fernanda I sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay and make most of it! Please contact Elephant Whisper at the following number : +27(0) 13 750 2358
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justmyopinion1957
Hello, We are wanting to do the Sunset Interaction in October. Is there any chance that there is someone who can give the information in Spanish? We are four adults and two only speak Spanish. Please advise. Gracias!
2 August 2016|
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Response from 258dianne | Reviewed this property |
It was all in English whilst we were there. It was so worth going though, and because it is interactive with the elephants, you will still gain a lot of pleasure and respect for these huge gentle giants. Ask the guide to... More
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