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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

A special experience for our whole family. The guides were friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable. We loved that we got to purchase a video of our experience - memories we will cherish forever. We will definitely be back. - Stacey Killian


The whole brush down and walking with your elephants experiences exceeded our expectations. Your handlers were amazing- so helpful and knowledgeable about their elephants whom they obviously loved and were loved by. The handlers made the whole experience extra special and we send them our grateful thanks. Thank you all for an amazing family experience.. - Pamela Broadhurst


Absolutely amazing, a once in a lifetime experience. Our guide was amazing and all the elephant handlers were extremely knowledgable and great throughout our brush down experience. We couldn’t recommended this enough to anyone who is thinking of going. - Paul Ince


We had the most amazing time with Marula, Thandi and... (can’t remember her name :( ) Thank you to the guides, you guys have an amazingly deep impact on Nature Conservation. You guys create awareness about these beautiful animals like no one else can. Thank you! Mamma and I had a blast with you. Please don’t give up on them. Keep well. Send the ladies our regards See you soon!! - Janine Oosthuizen


Just perfect, thats all I can say. Very friendly people, very good organized and an amazing experience. Thank you for this! - Petra Schmid




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