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Elephant Sanctuary

#2 of 18 things to do in Hazyview Features Animals
Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609
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Visited the Sanctuary and petted and fed the animals. Animals are in a good condition. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa
Great opportunity to learn about elephants!

This place is great to learn about African Elephant, to see this amazing animal really close, to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hazyview, South Africa
+27 13 737 6609

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Sanctuary and petted and fed the animals. Animals are in a good condition. The session was very informative about the biology of our Ellie friends. Do support the Sanctuary as they will not be able to make such an incredible difference without our...More

Thank viclom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great to learn about African Elephant, to see this amazing animal really close, to touch it and if you are brave enough to ride it (with a professional who know how to treat this massive animal)! Good experience!

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were amazed to see in what great condition the Elephants were. The staff of the Elephant sanctuary treated us business owners to a lovely afternoon. Their facilities are neat and the surroundings beautiful. They really do an amazing job with the Elephants.

1  Thank SGottschalk
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best things I did during my stay in S.A. The elephants are so amazing and the trainers clearly love them very much and treat them well. Didn't do the elephant ride as I don't support that but got to feed them and...More

Thank Martinette G
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience. Two year old really loved it. Introduction maybe a bit long for young children to sit thru.

Thank Mariki T
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you ever wondered about these gentle giants of nature, do yourself a favour and visit an elephant sanctuary. Interact with them. Touch them. Feel the skin. Put your hand into their mouth. Take a ride on them. Walk with them trunk in hand. If...More

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My husband had a broken foot and the staff were wonderful and accommodating. We had not booked an elephant ride for obvious reasons and the staff saw we were the only ones not going and wanted to. They encouraged my husband and three men helped...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 17 May 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
Reviewed 10 May 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.

Thank kaushikbasu1982
Reviewed 3 May 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

1  Thank Heather E
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7 July 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
13 July 2015|
Response from SanctuaryManager1 | 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