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Elephant Sanctuary

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Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609
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Awesome experience

Wanted to do this to learn more about elephants who have awed (and terrified) me for the many years... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
jelico
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Majestic animals - a must see.

I love Elephants and this sanctuary was very good and looked after the animals very well. It was... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
kaushikbasu1982
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New Delhi, India
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Hazyview, South Africa
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Wanted to do this to learn more about elephants who have awed (and terrified) me for the many years since we first encountered them in the wild. Getting up close and personal with them has reinforced my admiration and respect for these intelligent, impressive and...More

Thank jelico
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

I love Elephants and this sanctuary was very good and looked after the animals very well. It was fascinating for me to see the difference between India and African elephants.

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Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

The name Elephant Sanctuary is very misleading and was not what I expected. The Elephant Sanctuary is another form of elephant tourism which I do not agree with. I was very upset to see elephant rides as I did not expect this and felt pressured...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

we heard a lot about the elephants and how they live etc. We were also able to touch them and walk around with them. They also offer elephant riding which was really awesome! It is a very recommendable and must do! :)

Thank Dani F
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

I love the place and how the guys takes care of the animlas. Can't wait to go back. Love this big animals.

Thank leroylsster
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

This is probably one of the most incredible days of my life. I have always bro. In awe of the jajestic elephant by after spending the morning learning all about them and interacting with them was something edge. The guides and trainers are extremely passionate...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

For an outing with a difference you will remember forever go and meet the elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary. You get up close an interact with them, touch and even ride if you wish. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the elephants playful. There is...More

Thank Ian B
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

What a wonderful experience ! These animals are so huge you just can't belive it. We also did the ride experience and I'd say its a must do ! the trunk walk thing was alright but just being in their proxcimity was just the best....More

Thank basilbug
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

Having visited a Thai elephant sanctuary previously I now feel ashamed to have visited a place that really had nothing on the superb, knowledgable and positive reinforcement type of training that I witnessed at the Hazyview sanctuary. We were given a lot of information regarding...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

We went for the early morning elephant brush down and trunk in hand walk. This was a highlight of our trip to Africa. The keepers were very gentle with the two elephants who live at the sanctuary - they were more likely to correct the...More

Thank faunadoc
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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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