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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 Stables. 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 stables 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 07h30 and 15h30. Elephant Back Riding is a stand-alone activity or an optional extra. 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.

Arrangements

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

Requirements

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)
Exclusions

Cost of DVD of your experience with the Elephants
FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 14 YEARSADULT PRICES APPLY. PLEASE NOT THAT CHILDREN’S AGES WILL BE VERIFIED ON ARRIVAL. Children must be minimum of 8 years old to ride elephants. Child Prices apply for children 8 – 14 years.

Notes

Duration = 60 minutes
FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 14 YEARSADULT PRICES APPLY. PLEASE NOT THAT CHILDREN’S AGES WILL BE VERIFIED ON ARRIVAL. Children must be minimum of 8 years old to ride elephants. Child Prices apply for children 4 – 14 years.

Customer Reviews

My husband, daughter and myself all had an amazing time walking with the elephants and learning more about them. They are such gentle giants. The ranger and handlers were all very knowledgeable and friendly. Not thinking it could get any better than it was my daughter and I then had a ride on them. It is an experience I will never forget, truly a life experience. I would recommend this experience to anyone who loves animals and wants to learn more about them. - Veronica Cartwright


Wonderful experience. so much interaction with the elephants. We were able to touch them and find out so much about them. lots of super pictures taken with my wife and I with the elephants. Thank you so much for a never to be forgotten experience. Terry and Lynette Chandler - Terence Chandler


What an amazing place the elephant sanctuary is, Our guide Patrick was so informative and enthusiastic about the elephants and the rehabilitation of them, he has a genuine love for elephants. Meeting the elephants was truly magical and an experience of a lifetime. We had the trunk in hand experience and walking with these gentle giants through the forrest was something that none of us would ever forget. The size and the general gentleness of them is something that we will forever treasure. This sanctuary is definitely on my must have places to visit in Plett. After the tour we got offered some coffee and tea and was asked to watch a quick DVD. and low and behold there we were on the big screen, They made a dvd of us walking with the elephants and we never even noticed, I think it the cherry on the top of a very special day it was so amamzing to be able to purchase the dvd of our time with these gentle giants and its memories we will treasure forever - Milkwood Manor


The best experience I've ever had. Staff fantastic.. Elephants words can't describe - Lianne and johnny tabor


Best Experience ever! Everything about the day was perfect..from the guides, to the experience with the ellies. - Ryan Hamburger




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