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Plettenberg Bay Elephant Sanctuary

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Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary

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Hartebeespoortdam Elephant Sanctuary

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Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience and elephant back riding. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions with smaller groups of people. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and as a result we have relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with our guests.

Elephant Programs:
Offered daily, 7 days a week, at 08h00; 10h00; 13h00; 15h00

Guests are guided in small groups 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. Enjoy a drink and visit our curio shop. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. If you are an early bird, join as at 07h30 sharp for an amazing Elephant Experience which includes brushing the elephants down. Elephant Back Riding is an optional extra.

CANCELLATION POLICY

7 days or less – 25% of the deposit/total amount paid.
48 hours or less – 50% of the deposit/total amount paid.
24 hours or less – 100% of the deposit/total amount paid.
In event of the client already started the program but decide to stop or not continue with the activity there will be NO REFUND

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Rates: 2017 | 2018

Elephant - Early Morning Brush down (Starts 07h30 sharp)

Duration: Two hours

This is a very special program, meet at our reception at 07:30 where you will receive a complimentary coffee . You will then assist us with the grooming of our giants with a brush-down that is up-close and personal, at 08:00 you join the interaction program where you will learn about their background, touching, and feeding and walking. 
A DVD can be purchase from our Curio shop in full HD of your experience with the Elephants.

Excludes: Elephant Back Riding optional extra.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R800.00 
Children:   R435.00 from 4 – 14 years (under 4yrs free of charge)

 

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The Trunk-In-Hand Programme

08h00; 10h00; 13h00; 15h00, 7 days a week

Duration: one and a half hours

Guided Tour (fully 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.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R625.00 
Children:   R305.00 from 4-14yrs (under 4yrs free of charge)
   
Excludes: Elephant Back Riding optional extra

 

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Elephant Interaction Program

10h00; 13h00; 15h00, 7 days a week

Duration: one and a half hours

An experience guide will introduce you to Kasper and Kitso. Elephants are highly intelligent and delightful; you will discover a different character, personality within each one; while you touch, feel, interact, walk with the trunk in hand and feed this two giants. We offer 4 programs everyday of the week. Program duration is 1h30min. The rate includes a free refreshment.
A DVD can be purchase from our Curio shop in full HD of your experience with the Elephants

Excludes: Elephant Back Riding optional extra.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R625.00 
Children:   R305.00 from 4 – 14 years 

 

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Elephant Riding

10h00; 13h00; 15h00

Duration: 5 - 10 minutes

We offer a short educational bareback ride(5-10min) which can be added to any of our programs, the short ride affords you the opportunity to experience the natural movement of an elephant.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R595.00 
Children:   R325.00

 

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Trunk in hand and Elephant Back Ride

08h00; 10h00; 13h00; 15h00, 7 days a week

Duration:  1 hour 45 minutes, 7 days a week

Guided Tour (fully trained elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest and tour of the Sanctuary and Stables. Touching, Feeding and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants.. Includes Elephant Back Riding (10 – 15 minutes).

Excludes: Cost of DVD

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R1220.00 
Children:   R630.00 from 8-14yrs (only children above 8 years allowed to ride)

 

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Elephant Sundowner Experience 

15h00, 7 days a week

Duration:  2 hours

On arrival at 15:00 you will learn more about this extra ordinary animal, Kasper and Kitso will provide
you with the opportunity to touch, feel and feed them, all while our experienced guides will teach you about the importance of the largest land mammal. Experience our 2 giants when they take a swim on a hot day,(if weather permits) while you our guests enjoy light snacks and a drink during a beautiful sunset in Mpumalanga. Important a ride can be included for an extra cost, please see rates for riding. A DVD can be purchase from our Curio shop in full HD of your experience with the Elephants.

Excludes: Elephant Back Riding optional extra.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R940
Children:   R500.00 from 4 – 14 years
Children: R440.00 under 4 years

 

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Ultimate Elephant Experience

15h00

Duration: two and a half hours

On arrival at 15:00 you will learn more about this extra ordinary animal, Kasper and Kitso will provide you with the opportunity to touch, feel and feed them, all while our experienced guides will teach you about the importance of the largest land mammal. Experience our 2 giants when they take a swim on a hot day,(if weather permits) while you our guests enjoy light snacks and a drink during a beautiful sunset in Mpumalanga. After they enjoyed there afternoon swim, you our guests will groom them with a brush-down and then tuck them in for the night. This will conclude your experience. Important a ride can be included for an extra cost, please see rates for riding.
A DVD can be purchase from our Curio shop in full HD of your experience with the Elephants.

Excludes: Elephant Back Riding optional extra.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R1050.00 
Children:   R550.00 from 4 – 14 years 
Children: R440.00 under 4 years

 

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Full day Bigfoot Experience

Be an Elephant Handler for a Day

07h30 - 16h00

The Elephant Sanctuary team is proud to offer a new and highly innovative Full Day Guided elephant program where you, our guest, are immersed into A Day in the life of an African Elephant, it offers guests the opportunity to get close-up and personal with an African Elephant.

You will learn more about care, management, behaviour and Husbandry of our 2 Elephants. The program commence at 07:30 and are filled with intrigue and wonder, walking in the footsteps of these giants. While working as an elephant keeper with your personal guide, we provide you with a early morning muffin, refreshments and a lunch at 12:00.

Enjoy your lunch while looking at these giants having lunch. This is a once in life time experience. Roll up roll sleeves, assist t clean their stables, provide feeding during the day, ensure that they have enough water to roll in the mud, late afternoon you will get the time to prepare their beds and prepare them for a good nights rest. Included in your day is an Interaction program with one of the groups. 
A DVD can be purchase from our Curio shop in full HD of your experience with the Elephants.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R1800.00 
Children:   R1200.00 from 4 – 14 years 

 

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Half-day Bigfoot Experience

Be an Elephant Handler for a 1/2 day

07h30 - 12h00

Duration: four and a half hours

If your time is limited and you want to be a member of our team, join us for an extraordinary morning experience with an African Elephant. You will be treated to a early morning muffin and refreshment when meeting your personal guide, you will get the opportunity to groom our elephants, learn more about the care, management, behaviour and husbandry of Kasper and Kitso. The program commence at 07:30 to 12:00. The rate includes a free refreshment.
A DVD can be purchase from our Curio shop in full HD of your experience with the Elephants.

1 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018

 Adults: R900.00 
Children:   R600.00 from 4 – 14 years 

 

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Policy Regarding Children:

Children of all ages are welcome on all interactive elephant experiences and can walk hand-in-trunk with the elephants. Children younger than 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Only children over the age of 8 years are allowed to ride.

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