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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

You could see the passion that everyone especially the elephant handlers had for the elephants and their safety and preservation. We learned a lot about elephants and discovered a newfound appreciation. It was incredible to be able to interact with the elephants the way that we did. petting them, feeling how tough their skin was, I had no idea elephants had hair LOL until my interaction, how tough their feet were. Feeding the elephants was also really cool. HIGHLY RECOMMEND it for anyone and everyone. - Zachary Ransom


I took my mom to the Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay for her 65th birthday. We loved every minute of it. Wow! What an epic once in a lifetime experience! The elephants were amazing and they are really looked after very well. The sanctuary is in an immaculate condition, well kept and clean. The staff is absolutely incredible - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome and special. Thank you for helping us make memories! - Juanita Henning


Excellent. I was the only one on the tour so I got a total hands on experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The guides and tour guide are very friendly and knowledgeable. - Nicola Fick


WOW! Walking with the elephants was exhilarating and very special, it rates as one of the best things we have experienced. The guides are very knowledgeable and have a wonderful rapport with the elephants. They sincerely love their elephants and their care is exemplary. The tour was just amazing. We would definitely recommend it. - Yvonne Hare


The experience of being able to get up close to the 3 Elephants that were available was great. I do however feel that the title is Walk Trunk in Hand is miss leading as each person gets to walk about 4- 5 steps with an elephant and its more like a photo shoot opportunity than and actual walk. At the price charged I was expecting each family to be assigned a guide and an elephant, with each family being able to actually walk with the elephant through a forest type area for 30- 45 mins as they do at the Knysna elephant park. Overall I would not rate the package as more than a 3 out of 10. There were 7 families with 3 elephants. The handlers however I must say were fantastic with their elephants and very knowledgeable - william van wyk




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