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Elephant Sanctuary

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Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609
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Amazing

This is an experience everyone should do, to be able to interact with elephants, touch them, walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Seth O
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Brooklyn, New York
Great day

i would highly recommend this trip it gives you a great insight into how they care for elephants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
d1627a
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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an experience everyone should do, to be able to interact with elephants, touch them, walk with them is amazing. The staff are amazing, and treat the animals with care. It gives you a better understanding of the elephant spending time with them.

Thank Seth O
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Day Many thanks for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you had an amazing experience with our gentle giants. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i would highly recommend this trip it gives you a great insight into how they care for elephants who lives were in danger in the wild you get a close up experience with the elephants feed them be right close to them if you want...More

Thank d1627a
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with our gentle giants.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Amazing and very instructive hours to learn about these animals and you have the chance to touch them and walk with them! Perfect also for kids

Thank Marina G
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that our two gentle giants could add to your knowledge and experience. Kind Regards

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We did half day there and it was just fun to learn about the elephants, do some stuff with them and to have the opportunity to really experience them. The staff there was great and kind and we really recommend to visit this place for...More

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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Day Thank you for taking he time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our gentle giants.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We went to this attraction because it is a sanctuary. The two elephants we met had been rescued. They have become friends and cannot be separated. It was so much fun to see their behaviours and walk with them. They have learned to trust those...More

Thank 368donna
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you took the time to visit our gentle giants.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The elephant sanctuary in Hazyview is a little haven for the elephants that have been rescued. Both Kasper & Kitso have found a place to call home where they are safe.

Thank naeemc1975
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased that you came to visit and share in the experience with our gentle giants. Kind Regards

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We booked a walking and interactive experience. The ranger was very informative and it was a pleasure to interact with the two resident male elephants.

Thank Iain_Angie
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our two boys. Kind Regards

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

So good to get up and close to the Elephants with an explanation of their anatomy and their habits. So big and yet so gentle. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen M
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 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 with our gentle giants. Regards

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Elephants in captivity will soon be a thing of the past, when the present animals pass on. This offering is well run with pleasant knowledgable staff. Visitors touch and interact with the elephants under watchful eyes. There is a curio shop and refreshments. Worth a...More

Thank Gilda18
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. Will surely pass the message to the rest of the team. Regards

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience learning about all things Elephants. The girls 8 & 12 enjoyed the hand in trunk walk and the 8y/o received a kiss from Casper the Eli.

Thank Aurora P
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SanctuaryManagerHazy, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 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 and hope that the girls will remember their "first kiss". Regards

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MGRL411
July 7, 2016|
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Response from Reluctant_business | Reviewed this property |
I am not an expert, and not sure what research you have done, but I think there is a distinction between Indian Elephants and African Elephants...the Indian Elephants are not suitable for riding, whereas the African Elephant... More
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Deegaug
July 13, 2015|
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Response from SanctuaryManagerHazy | Property representative |
Dear Deegaug, All the elephants at 3 Sanctuaries have been removed from the wild by a third party, the ellies eventually ended up with us. The older male at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary was removed from the Kruger... More
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