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Walk Trunk in Hand with Elephant Tour

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

Guided Tour (trained Elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest and tour of the Sanctuary and night shelter. Touching and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included). The opportunity to purchase a DVD in full HD of your experience with the Elephants.

Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the night shelters where the elephants sleep at night. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and are able to feed them. On some hot or rainy days you may see the elephants swimming. Enjoy a drink and visit our curio shop. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. Brushing the elephants down is offered on the Elephant Brush down Experience Tour which starts at 08h00 and 15h30. We offer various tours depending on the duration and intensity of experience you desire. The different tours are listed below with summaries as to what to expect and the rates.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round
WhereELEPHANT SANCTUARY, THE CRAGS, PLETTENBERG BAY: Animal Alley, The Crags, off the N2 near Natures Valley next to Monkeyland
WeatherThis service can take place in any weather condition.
What to WearComfortable clothes
Things to BringCamera
Guests or SpectatorsCurio Shop Available


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsTouching and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included)
ExclusionsCost of DVD of your experience with the Elephants


Duration = 60 minutes


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Elephant Sanctuary Plettenberg Bay

Customer Reviews

It was awesome. Once in a lifetime experience. I would recommend to everyone. All the employees were very helpful and friendly. I will definitely come back. Thank you very much. - Terry

Worth every penny! We made my 4yr olds dream come true. His face was priceless. We've done most of, if not all of the animal experiences around the Plett/Crags area over the years and my husband and I both agree this was so special. It's not every day an elephant sneezes on you! Thank you for the opportunity! - Liron

We enjoyed our stay very much and will never forget this experience. Everyone there is so friendly and kind, the elephants were breathtaking! - Jacqueline

One of most magical experience I've ever had! We had so much time with the elephants and got up the closest rig possibly can. The staff were so friendly, fun and really informative. I had the best day and would definitely recommend the trunk in hand walk. The elephants seemed so gentle and sweet too! - Hania

We had a lovely day at the elephant sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay. Our guide and the staff were very knowledgable and friendly. It was an experience to never forget. - Andrew

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