We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Adventures with Elephants

Features Animals
Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 734 7730
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Excellent experience.

Such a great experience. Learned a lot and can see that the animals are cared for very well. Staff... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
Best Experience Ever

Worth every cent and more....I will cherish the experience forever. Babies Bella and Zambezi stole... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
afeefah2018
,
Emalahleni, South Africa
Read all 395 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 14 734 7730
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (395)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"wonderful experience"
in 29 reviews
"elephant interaction"
in 17 reviews
"these gentle giants"
in 11 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 13 reviews
"baby elephant"
in 8 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 14 reviews
"bucket list experience"
in 4 reviews
"these guys"
in 5 reviews
"loved every minute"
in 5 reviews
"humbling experience"
in 4 reviews
"the owner"
in 12 reviews
"well taken care"
in 4 reviews
"handlers"
in 42 reviews
"ride"
in 45 reviews
"safari"
in 32 reviews
"memory"
in 17 reviews
"meerkat"
in 20 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 383 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great experience. Learned a lot and can see that the animals are cared for very well. Staff very friendly and ready with lots of information.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* review. We are delighted that you found the animals well looked after & the staff informative. We will be sure to pass on the praise! Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth every cent and more....I will cherish the experience forever. Babies Bella and Zambezi stole my heart.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank afeefah2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy to hear that this is a day that you will cherish forever, this really makes out work here even more valuable. Thank you again. Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group had a fantastic adventure with the elephants. It was one of the highlights of our trip. The trainers were great and we got to touch and interact with the elephants. Another great highlight was getting to ride an elephant. Thank you so much...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful & touching review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here & it was a highlight of your trip! We hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a unique experience - we thoroughly enjoyed both the interaction and the ride. The overall experience from hospitality, to learning more about elephants, to a fantastic ride on the elephant was enjoyed by the entire family - I would definitely recommend...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank gillianhall2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wonderful, thank you so much & we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself! Education is our number one aim, so we are delighted that you walked away with a greater understanding of these animals & conservation. We hope to see you again! Kind regards The...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was wonderful to be able to see and touch elephants up close prior to heading to Krueger and seeing them in a more wild condition!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank DOCJR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that we could help to give you an understanding about these majestic animals before seeing them in the Kruger. Enjoy your trip! Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was amazing. They handled everything so professional and helped me to make a an unforgettable experience for myself and my fiance. We will definitely see you again!

Thank Ryan N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Congratulations again!! We are so happy that we could share your special day with you & help make it so memorable! We can't wait to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guides are very knowledgeable and the overall experience was very good. I can recommend this to anybody as an once in a lifetime experience

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank jacques336
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this 5* review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here & found the guides informative & knowledgeable. Thank you for visiting. Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2018

What could be better than being in the bush up close to African Elephants. The knowledge and information that Adventures with Elephants shares about their herd of Ellies and being able to be up close alongside their guides in the bush seeing how the Ellies...More

Thank Diana S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. This makes us so happy to hear that you loved your time with these wonderful animals, they truly are magnificent! Thank you for visiting & we hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We could not have had a better experience. Great staff, excellent facilities and wonderful elephants

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank sgt1911a1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy that you loved your time here & were looked after. The elephants are definitely wonderful! We hope to see you again! Kind regards The AWE Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We absolutely loved this experience! To date, the best thing we’ve done in South Africa! Our 5 year old son loved the hands-on interaction and it was a blast! Where else would we ever get to ride an elephant in the open land? Best.day.ever!More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank darlapwelsh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Wow, thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so, so happy that you loved your time here & your son had such a great experience. We are so happy that the elephants could help make your trip so memorable. We hope to...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels
Warmbaths, A Forever Resort
949 reviews
36.24 km away
Shakama Game Lodge
3 reviews
38.87 km away
Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa
349 reviews
46.37 km away
Sondela Nature Reserve Accommodation
1,244 reviews
47.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ocean Basket
72 reviews
36.95 km away
Lone Bear Spur Steak Ranch
27 reviews
47.32 km away
Seringa Cafe
61 reviews
57.21 km away
Toeka Se Dae
68 reviews
35.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
Welgevonden Nature Reserve
164 reviews
52.70 km away
Mystic Monkeys and Feathers ZOO
75 reviews
75.68 km away
Nylsvley Nature Reserve
16 reviews
76.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
davidoG8850PN
4 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from FredaRandburg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The telephone number for Adventures with Elephants: Phone: 014 734 7730
0
Votes
willie m
13 October 2017|
Answer
Response from Win_V2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go by yourself. Please book before the time. We were only three people when we went. If there are other people booked on the same day, then you will just join them. It is really worthwhile going. I am going... More
0
Votes
willie m
13 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hello & thank you for your question. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! There is no need to be with a group to come & connect with the elephants & it's such a wonderful experience. As the previous comments suggest, you will... More
0
Votes