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Elephant Sanctuary

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Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8145
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What a great experience

We loved spending the afternoon with the elephants. We learned a lot from the trainers/guides and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
stacyfassberg
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Shoham, Israel
The sanctuary is brilliant but the visiting the elephants is short

My fiance and I visited the Elephant Sanctuary and we had a great time learning about how they save... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tim C
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Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 44 534 8145

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved spending the afternoon with the elephants. We learned a lot from the trainers/guides and it was clear how much they love and care for the elephants. Thanks for such a wonderful experience!!!

Thank stacyfassberg
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure hosting you - hope to see you soon again! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My fiance and I visited the Elephant Sanctuary and we had a great time learning about how they save and rehabilitate the elephants back into the wild. The restaurant is superb and I'd highly recommend the Bobobtie! The "visiting the elephants" part was over fairly...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I wish I could find the perfect words to describe our experience. We went on the Brush Down package at 07:30 in the morning. We were welcomed with coffee and friendly faces. We had the opportunity to brush the elephants, walk them, feed them and...More

Thank MichelleGraySA
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to host you - thank you for your review - we will keep the kettle boiling for your next early morning visit! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had some trepidation as always unsure whether animals are treated well. However, they seemed to have good space to roam around and guide and keepers clear about what we could or couldn't do. No sticks and no chains which was a good sign compared to...More

Thank Barbados0506
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Your positive review is appreciated - come visit again soon. Greetings Elephant Team

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the sanctuary whilst we stayed in plettenberg bay. I was a fantastic experience. The staff were great and very friendly. We enjoyed learning about the elephants at the sanctuary and elephants in general. Highly recommend this experience

Thank Kelly D
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Your positive review is much appreciated, thank you! Hope to see you soon again Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Not sure really how to describe this. It's almost surreal. You pitch up down a farm lane, and are welcomed amongst some relatively rudimentary educational wall charts on elephants. Nice curio shop. Five minute introductory video, and then you're off to see the elephants. Pause...More

Thank Tim C
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Glad to hear that you are planning a return visit! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful experience, the animals had a very large space and seemed to be treated with a lot of respect. The elephants know to line up when the truck comes and you can feed them fruit and veg purchased at reception. The guide then walked...More

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My mom gifted myself and my boyfriend this as a gift for his birthday. It was a remarkable experience. Such gentle animals.

Thank CarolinaFran95
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Your review is appreciated. Greetings from The Elephant Team

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Our family of 4 visited . I have 2 daughters aged 15 and 12 . luckily there we only 2 other people on the tour so we spent a large amount of time leading the elephants and looking at as well as touching the elephants....More

Thank mark w
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for your review - we are delighted that you had a memorable experience. Reviews enable us to measure our achievements and short comings. Your concern is noted. Friendly Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 26 July 2017

My wife and I came to Plettenberg Bay for our honeymoon. One of the top activities on the list was seeing elephants. We decided to do the day long experience and so glad we did. It was worth it. We were abke to interact with...More

Thank talktworay
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Our new full day elephant keeper program is becoming more and more popular - Thanks for your review - It was a pleasure to host you! Greetings Elephant Team

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Rperi
1 August 2017|
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Response from ManagementESP | Property representative |
Pre booking (at least two weeks in advance) is essential to ensure availability during peak season . Pre booking is also advised for out of season visits due to group limits imposed. 'Walk in' guests are always welcome... More
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Ayannah N
7 March 2017|
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Response from 54Doreen | Reviewed this property |
Hi there yes it is supposed to be a sanctuary and they have 5 rescued elephants that you are educated about and allowed to walk with . The keepers are wonderful but at the end they did allow a family of 5 to ride them... More
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yorkshirelover190821
5 March 2017|
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Response from ManagementESP | Property representative |
We re open daily - from 07h30 until 17h00 (Last daily tour at 15h30)
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