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Elephant Sanctuary

#6 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8145
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Womderful and Humbling

My wife and I did the tour with our 7month old baby. Such a humbling experience to see the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cairn W
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Amazing "

We had great time at elephant sanctuary, awesome and most friendly staff. I was a bit scared but... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
johnscasadone45
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8145

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did the tour with our 7month old baby. Such a humbling experience to see the elephants up close! Guide was very friendly, gave us ample opportunity to take photos and touch the elephants. Would definitely come back when the little one...More

Thank Cairn W
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Greetings Management Team

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had great time at elephant sanctuary, awesome and most friendly staff. I was a bit scared but the fear just disappear the moment I first made the first contact with a very big elephant. I recommend this place

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

Thanks for your recommendation and review ! Management Team

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

An elephant experience that is definitely responsible tourism!! I feel good about this interaction with the elephants.

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

Glad to hear! Responses like yours add value to our conservation efforts. Thanks again. Management Team

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Knysna/Plettenberg Bay, you HAVE to go to the Knysna Elephant Park. A guided tour allows you to interact with the elephants, feeding them and taking some wonderful photos with them too. The tour guides are knowledgeable and can answer all your...More

Thank Renate O
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Kids will love this 1 hour interactive experience - our 3 kids (ages 10-11) thoroughly did. It wasn't a busy day and so it was just our family that had the pleasure of the company of the resident rehab elephants. We walked with 3 of...More

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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for sharing your memorable experience!! Greetings Management

Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is an enjoyable place to go, but very expensive. I know that elephants eat a lot but the price would be prohibitive for a lot of people. The handlers are very good and the animals trust them. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and...More

Thank allyn2011
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your review is appreciated and concern noted. Friendly greetings ESP Management team

Reviewed 12 June 2017

These friendly giants were the highlight of my trip to Knysna! Don't pass! Its a must! I was in awe of these bold beautiful elephants!

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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for your visit & review !! Management Team

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

It's supposed to be a sanctuary but they made the elephants do tricks and pressured visits to stand with or walk the elephants. All to be sold as a video at the end of the tour. You get to get up close and personal with...More

Thank Julie K
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for your review - our tours are not meant to entertain but rather aimed at affording the public a rare opportunity to have an up close and personal experience with these amazing giants in a safe environment, to observe their natural behaviour and...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I went with a friend to the Elephant Sanctuary. We chose the option to interact with them. I am an African, from the North to the South, and I have grown up with Elephant, yet I have always been afraid of their "Awesome" size and...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Were taken to the night quarters and everything about the elephant sanctuary were explained. We then got on a tractor with trailer and taken to the elephants. We purchased a bucket of veggies to feed to the elephant. They all came to meet us and...More

Thank shamwari45
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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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Ayannah N
7 March 2017|
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Response from 54Doreen | Reviewed this property |
Hi there yes it is supposed to be a sanctuary and they have 5 rescued elephants that you are educated about and allowed to walk with . The keepers are wonderful but at the end they did allow a family of 5 to ride them... More
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yorkshirelover190821
5 March 2017|
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Response from ManagementESP | Property representative |
We re open daily - from 07h30 until 17h00 (Last daily tour at 15h30)
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