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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

This is the second time we have had the pleasure of visiting the Elephant Sanctuary, taking the elephants for a walk is a thrilling experience. Being shown how to walk with different elephants because of their different needs was fascinating. The Tour Guide and Keepers were very informative, pleasant, professional and ready to answer any questions asked. Thank you for a fantastic experience, we hope to be back again soon. - Sandra Malcomson


This was an excellent tour. The guide was so knowledgeable and explained in detail the work being done at the sanctuary. Some of our family were with us and the children loved every minute. Well done everyone. - Ann Paul


Great to see these rescued elephants being so well looked after by the team of knowledgeable keepers. It was a great experience to find out more about these gentle giants and to interact with them. The more visitors to the sanctuary the better as they need the entry fees be able to look after them. Glad we included a visit here. - Derek Milne


It was very interesting and a good experience. We found however that it was way too comercialised . The whole experience was punctuated by way too many photographs. - Elizabeth Michael


The Elephant walk was a wonderful experience. It was interactive and safe. I would highly recommend it. The trainers are very skilled and knowledgeable. - Lizelle Bouwer




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