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Elephant Sanctuary

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

This “sanctuary” feels like the owner realised that circuses were out of fashion, and so used the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Zahava L
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London, United Kingdom
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Amazing

Can’t rate this experience highly enough we had an awesome time here. We walked hand in trunk with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ACCIES
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This “sanctuary” feels like the owner realised that circuses were out of fashion, and so used the pretence of rescuing vulnerable elephants to achieve the same ends. The elephants in the park had been there for 20 years, and had it been a genuine protection...More

Thank Zahava L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Can’t rate this experience highly enough we had an awesome time here. We walked hand in trunk with the elephants and then the trainers told us about them and we got some pictures taken with them - they were all rescued from the wild as...More

Thank ACCIES
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a great place to take children over 8 years old. It is well run you get videoed So have a record of your visit. Kids love it and very safe

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ventured to the elephant sanctuary on our way to our game reserve that we were staying on and it was one of my families favourite event on the our trip to South Africa. We did the brush down experience and got up close and...More

Thank Frankie I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you finished all good places you can go there but it is waist of time if you stayed at Knysna for short period

Thank May A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the elephant sanctuary with my 16 &11 year old daughters. It was an enjoyable experience for both young and old. We had originally signed up for only riding but they let us change our time and do a group tour also. The...More

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really pleased to take this stop off on the garden route, given it may be a distraction rather than an attraction and slow you down. Really well run establishment, professionally run, well thought out and planned and smooth as clock work. Even though we are...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful time spent walking and interacting with 3 gentle giants. The guides and handlers are incredible with the elephants and they share a lot of insight and have a good knowledge of these majestic animals. You get to walk with and lead the elephants...More

Thank Debbie W
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad that you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you soon again! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The elephants are amazing animal, I hope everyone who visit in Africa to see this amazing animalOk.it's ok to be in Africa to see wonderful animals.

1  Thank viccoe1
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review and recommendation! Kindly recheck your rating. Friendly Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was lovely to be able to see the elephants up close and personal and walk trunk-in-hand with them. I can't help but feel like there was a "circus" vibe going on here though. Elephants are highly trained and do certain things on command such...More

Thank InstaDub
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Your visit is appreciated & concerns will be addressed. Glad that you enjoyed the interactive tour. Our focus remains education rather than entertainment. Greetings The Elephant Team

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DiverDar
3 January 2018|
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Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of elephant parks that you can visit in South Africa. Check out these websites: elephantsanctuary - Plettenberg Bay knysnaelephantpark - Knysna elephantsantuary - Hartebeespoort Places to stay in these... More
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DiverDar
3 January 2018|
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Response from Lida S | Reviewed this property |
This elephant sanctuary is a privately owned venue near Plettenberg Bay. We stayed in Plettenberg overnight at a b&b which was gorgeous and very affordable. There are lots of accommodations in Plettenberg Bay. If... More
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Rperi
1 August 2017|
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Response from ManagementESP | Property representative |
Pre booking (at least two weeks in advance) is essential to ensure availability during peak season . Pre booking is also advised for out of season visits due to group limits imposed. 'Walk in' guests are always welcome... More
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