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Full Elephant Experience Tour

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

7 days a week. 1 Hour 15 min tour. Guided Tour (trained elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest. Touching and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included). Includes Elephant Back Riding. Should an adult guest be unable to ride deduct R400.00 from the Cost. The opportunity to purchase a DVD 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 is not weather dependant
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

Inclusions

Includes Elephant Back Riding
Touching and interacting with Elephants.
Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants.
Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included)
Should an adult guest be unable to ride deduct R400.00 from the Cost – Refund

ExclusionsFOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 14 YEARS – ADULT 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 = 90 Minutes
CHILD PRICE APPLY FOR CHILDREN 14 YEARS AND YOUNGER. FOR CHILDREN OVER 14 YEARS ADULT PRICES APPLY. PLEASE NOT THAT CHILDREN’S AGES WILL BE VERIFIED ON ARRIVAL. Children (4-8yrs no riding).

Customer Reviews

Absolutely amazing. Fabulous day was had by all. - Karen Smith


An excellent experience, would highly recommend this to anyone. Walking with elephants and riding on them isn't something you get to do any day. The elephants, although scary, are quite gentle, and they appear to be treated very well. Our guide Rocky was very good, and I have to say the 3 handlers who helped us get to know the elephants were superb - they had a great relationship with the elephants - these handlers are a credit to the Sanctuary. Thank you all very much for an amazing experience. - Ray Callaghan


Loved my visit and the interaction with the elephants. The handlers and the leader of our group did a wonderful job. I was surprised to join a large group of students. I wished I could have been rescheduled to a smaller group. - Cindy Gowen


THIS WAS SUCH AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE. I LOVED THE WALKING, INTERACTING AND RIDING WITH THE ELEPHANTS. STAFF WERE SO FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. GROUNDS LOOKED WELL KEPT AND CARED FOR.....AS DID THE ELEPHANTS DVD OF EXPERIENCE WAS WELL PRESENTED. I WISHED THAT THE RIDING OF THE ELEPHANTS HAD BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED TOO AND INCLUDED IN THE DVD, AS I HAD NO CAMERA. A VISITOR ON THE TOUR, FORTUNATELY TOOK PHOTOS OF ME RIDING AND EMAILED THEM TO ME. OTHERWISE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN INCOMPLETE RECORD AND DISAPPOINTING. A MOST WORTHWHILE, SPECIAL OCASSION INTERACTING WITH THE SPECIAL, SPECIAL ELEPHANTS!! - MARGIE PLAMPIN


Such a lovely place to visit, with devoted staff. It was so great to get up close to these wonderful animals. Can't wait to return to see how things are coming along. - Karen Toogood




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