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The Elephant Sanctuary

Get face-to-face with one of Africa’s gentle giants at one of the Elephant Sanctuary’s three elephant parks in Plettenberg Bay, Hartbeespoortdam and Hazyview. During your elephant encounter, you’ll be able to touch their rough grey skin, walk hand-in-trunk, feed them and even go on an elephant ride.

The elephants have been domesticated through positive reinforcement, providing the opportunity to safely interact with these mammoth creatures. They are all lovingly cared for in the Elephant Sanctuary, and it is hoped that one day they will be released back into the wild. Until then, they’ll spend around 20 hours a day eating and grazing, a couple of hours sleeping and the rest of the time, they’ll be spending with you. Elephants never forget, and with an experience as incredible as this one, neither will you.


  • Exclusive elephant encounters in small group sizes
  • 3 Elephant Sanctuaries across South Africa: Plettenberg Bay, Hartbeespoortdam and Hazyview
  • Walk hand-in-trunk, feed and ride the elephants

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The Elephant Sanctuary

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