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Adventures with Elephants

#1 of 14 things to do in Bela Bela Features Animals
Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 734 7730
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We had an awesome experience with the Elephant and got royal excellent service from the staff. I... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lebogangm692
Awesome experiance

All the animals are so sweet and so clever! Masina amazed us with her ability to remember our names!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience, Adventures With Elephants offer unique intimate hands-on educational elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris, swims on elephants, starlight safaris as well as tailor-made events such as weddings, team-building, corporate functions and filming. Info:Adventures With Elephants is an educational elephant interaction facility / venue located on a beautiful 300 hectare wildlife reserve. AWE is situated an hour’s drive north from Pretoria and is a short 35 km from Bela Bela off the R516 on the D1000 adjacent to the Zebula Country Club. Adventures With Elephants is managed by the Hensman family who have been privileged to have lived and worked with elephants since 1988 and as such offer unrivaled elephant experiences.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an awesome experience with the Elephant and got royal excellent service from the staff. I would definitely recommend the adventure to our friends and family. From Mahuma Family in Pretoria

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mahuma Family, We are so delighted that you loved your time & our staff looked after you so well. Thank you for visiting us and your recommendations to family & friends! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the animals are so sweet and so clever! Masina amazed us with her ability to remember our names!

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review & so happy that you loved your time & Musina! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed every minute! Elephant's are peaceful, majestic animal's - the experience certainly leaves a mark on your soul. The handlers are very professional and knowledgeable. I was even more impressed by the safety briefing and the precautions taken by the facility to safeguard visitors....More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here. We are especially pleased to hear that you felt safe & looked after - this is very important to us and we will be sure to pass on your good...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for ele interaction on 13 June 2017. It was simply amazing:) It is a very worthwhile experience.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* review - we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with these wonderful animals. We hoped that you learnt something about them and we are delighted that you found it worthwhile! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 15 June 2017

This elephant of whom I speak, he greeted me on two legs, allowed me to hug him and give him a kiss, gave me back my shoe, and allowed me to walk along together. Ah !!!, also he threw a stream of water wit his...More

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SeanElephants, Manager at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Saul! Thank you for your review and glad that you left as friends with our ellies! All elephants are just as wonderful !

Reviewed 14 June 2017

What a life changing experience!!!! These elephants are so well cared for and loved by all the employees of AWE. From the minute we walked in at reception we were treated like royalty!!!! What these elephants remember and do are just amazing. What made my...More

Thank FredaRandburg
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you so much for this heartfelt review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and loved these wonderful ellies! We are so touched that you found the experience to be life-changing & we will be sure to pass on these...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

A dream come true. Was the most amazing and soul filling experience. I will never forget this. We had the privilege to touch and interact with the elephants. Riding on elephant back through the reserve was a awesome and breathtaking experience.

Thank Juanitanieuwoudt
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your heartfelt review, we loved reading this & we are delighted that you will cherish every moment you had with these wonderful animals. Thankyou for visiting us. Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Knowing the story behind this herd of "problem" elephant, makes it all the more special to be allowed the privilege to interact with them in this way. Their superb , caring and knowledgeable handlers facilitate an extraordinary and rare experience and we loved every minute....More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time & found every moment special & unique. We will be sure to pass on your thoughts to our...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful creatures... The group arrived and we were introduced to each one in turn. Bella the 3-month (in December) is a naughty little ball of mischief. She cannot stop running around to get a hug from everyone. it breaks your heart when you have to...More

Thank idelenika
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What a wonderful experience Adventures with Elephants was. It is educational and fun. The elephants are clearly well cared for and adored. A truely unique experience.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thankyou for your 5*s! We love to hear that you found your experience educational & fun, whilst loving the elephants. Thank you for visiting. Kind regards The AWE Team

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munchimo
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Response from brettagee | Reviewed this property |
About 2.5 hours if you don't get lost.
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oritzuf
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Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hi Orit Sorry for the late response, we still getting used to TripAdvisor! Due to the drought and two baby elephants we will not be swimming until further notice. Kind regards
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