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Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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At one with elephants ..... ❤️

If an experience could be rated in stars, this was Unbelievable. So honoured to have had a tour just my daughter and I, we had all five elephants no the trainers to ourselves. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Sandton, South Africa
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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If an experience could be rated in stars, this was Unbelievable. So honoured to have had a tour just my daughter and I, we had all five elephants no the trainers to ourselves. The staff are incredibly knowledgable, patient and kind. At one stage I was a bit weary and they guided me through walking with the elephants by taking... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great place to get up close to these beautiful animals. The guides are great and very knowledgeable. You can feed the elephants as well

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Never dreamed I would walk with an elephant holding her trunk! My husband and I hugged and petted and fed elephants at this lovely sanctuary. Really recommend a visit as it was so informative and interesting.

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Thank Reiselustig58
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very good experience - we opted for the brush down experience which also give you the opportunity to walk with the elephants. With the size of group we had, the interactions are shared out and end up being very short. Guides very knowledgeable and friendly and elephants looked very well looked after. As an optional add on you can also... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our visit to the Elephant Sanctuary was unpleasant. We found the elephant handlers to be unfriendly and borderline rude. We felt like we were not being treated as paying customers, but rather as a nuisance. The encounter with the elephants felt rushed.

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La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

great experience with the elephants and the guide was very skilled to educate us on these phantasmic animal

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a wonderful experience at the Elephant Sanctuary. We visited the sanctuary at the recommendation of our tour guide. She provided us with some background on how the elephants arrived here---injuries or circumstances that didn't allow them to live in the wild. With that information, we anticipated an atypical tourist experience. The animals are provided safe haven and in... More 

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visit the place with teenage girl and 8.5 girl. We all enjoy very much. We walk with the elefent, feed them, and ride on them. It was a magic time with those lovely animal. The guide was great.

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Thorough enjoyable experience meeting with the elephants in unconstrained surroundings (not least because of the skill & knowledge of the handlers)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited this sanctuary as we hadn't had a chance to get up close to elephants on our safari. On arriving we were first all shown a video giving us brief history behind the sanctuary which was very interesting. We were then trucked out to meet the elephants. There were 8 in total which we first of all fed. That... More 

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