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Elephant Brush Down Experience

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 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

Brush Down Experience
·         Brushing the Elephants
·         Touching and interacting with Elephants
·         Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants
·         Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included)
·         The opportunity to purchase a DVD of your experience with the Elephants

Exclusions

Cost of DVD; Elephant Back Riding optional add-on. This tour can only be offered first and last tour of the day (07:30, 15:30).
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 = 90 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.This service takes place twice a day – (07:30, 15:30). 7 days a week

Customer Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed the Elephant Brush Down Experience - it was amazing to get so close and to handle these gentle giants. The guide and all the elephant keepers were very good and informative. The video that was taken has provided us with brilliant memories of the morning. - Chris Hodge


I have not wanted to write a review until i could process the experience I had at the Sanctuary. It was profound, peaceful, exhilarating and words cant do it justice. The whole experience could never have a monetary value, it's unreal. - Andrea schneider


I manage two hotels and a tour company in Uganda although originally from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. I brought a small student group to your sanctuary and absolutely loved all and so did my group. The knowledge and the interaction from your leader and trainers was amazing and an experience we will all not forget. I shall certainly be referring people to the sanctuary. Well done and thank you for the great work you are doing! Kind regards. Helen - Helen Reynolds


The ranger knew all about his loved animals. It was sad but we couldn't do the brush down as a thunder storm but we walked and was up close and personal with the elephants. But when the storm came it was amazing to see how they went back to being a herd animal. Loved the experience Thank you - Lesley Ivory


It was fantastic to be able to get up close with African elephants and as it was quiet my friend and I had the elephants to ourselves. It is great that these elephants have been rescued and can live out a peaceful life in good surroundings. The only negative is that it all felt a bit 'staged' as the elephants have been trained to have people around them. We are very happy that we went and it was a good experience and I would recommend it to others. - Caroline Webb




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