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Elephant Back Riding

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

(Optional Add-on to Elephant Interaction Program or stand alone.)

A short bare-back ride (5-7 minutes). Children must be minimum of 8 years old to ride 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 is not weather dependant
What to WearComfortable clothes
Things to BringCamera
Guests or SpectatorsCurio Shop Available

Requirements

Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsElephant Ride
Exclusions

Full Experience.
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 = 5 to 7 minutes – full duration might take 30 minutes including the check in and walk to the ellies
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.

Customer Reviews

We really enjoyed the rides at the sanctuary of Elephants, it was the first time we got so close to those giant and nice animals. We recommend it! - Camilo Delfino


Had the most amazing day all staff were excellent in their knowledge and very helpful. We purchased a dvd of our experience but sadly when we arrived home we found no disc in the case . - Darren Burridge


Riding the elephants was a lifetime memory of a fabulous holiday in South Africa, staff were wonderful with the children and such a lovely thing to do. It proved popular and fun and really glad we booked this activity as well a# the trunk walk. Thank you - Louise Burdge


Me and my husband, we had the mosta mazing experience. We did not had enought money to do the whole package, so we only did the riding, but it was worth it. Riding is amazing but the hightlight is the staff Jacson that was soooooo nice and caring with us, runing behind the elephants to take the best pictures of us! The staff is amazing and I hope that the owners of Th Elephant Sactuary values their staff, cause they deserve it. They take good care of the elephants and are kind and funny with the visitors! I recomend, because being in front of an elephant is a unique experience. - Luisa Viggiano


My daughter and I loved every minute of riding on the beautiful Marula. Your handlers were wonderful and it felt so safe and special to be riding such a wonderful creature. Thank you for the highlight of our South African experience. - karen broadhurst




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