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Adventures with Elephants

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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 734 7730
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Amazing Experience!!!

The experience was amazing and very fun and informative. David was extremely knowledgeable about... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
nbeukes
Adventures with elephants was unforgetable

The interacting and elephant safari was a once in a lifetime experience. The friendly staff and... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience, Adventures With Elephants offer unique intimate hands-on educational elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris, swims on elephants, starlight safaris as well as tailor-made events such as weddings, team-building, corporate functions and filming. Info:Adventures With Elephants is an educational elephant interaction facility / venue located on a beautiful 300 hectare wildlife reserve. AWE is situated an hour’s drive north from Pretoria and is a short 35 km from Bela Bela off the R516 on the D1000 adjacent to the Zebula Country Club. Adventures With Elephants is managed by the Hensman family who have been privileged to have lived and worked with elephants since 1988 and as such offer unrivaled elephant experiences.
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Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The experience was amazing and very fun and informative. David was extremely knowledgeable about all the elephants and their behavior in the wild and at their current habitat. The staff were professional and friendly. What an really awesome experience!!! Not to be missed!!!! Would really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interacting and elephant safari was a once in a lifetime experience. The friendly staff and guides helped to make the day unforgettable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Adventures with Elephants for a truly wonderful and memorable experience for us all . It was such an affirmative experience for my kids and the photos will be cherished for us all to remember our time together at Zebula and with the elephants....More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you walked away with such a memorable experience & will remember your time with these majestic animals for a long time to come. Kindest regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. The handsome Meerkat, Trouble was also there to welcome us. The interaction with the elephants was just amazing. So surreal. The elephants are very well looked after and very much loved. We also...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review & we are so happy that you loved your time here, with Trouble & the elephants! The 'Spa' is definitely an experience not to be missed! We hope to see you again! Kindest regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience. Very informative and handlers are very knowledgeable. Presentation was done very enthusiastically by people who have a passion for elephants. Never felt threatened at all by the elephants because handlers were in control all the time. Admission is expensive especially for...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback & review. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself & took something away with you. We will be sure to pass on your praise to the staff. Thank you again for visiting. Kindest regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is something one needs to experience first-hand, would definitely recommend to anyone for a memorable experience. Will definitely be back to try the Safari and Spa in future.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great feedback, we really hope that we see you for the safari & spa soon - you won't regret it! Kindest regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adventures with Elephants is a conservation project which aims to educate people about elephants. It’s reasonably small (5 adult elephants and two babies) and the guides are very knowledgable with several having been there for many years. It’s a great opportunity to touch and stroke...More

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed review & feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time here, found our elephants well cared for & learnt something - all our number one aims for our guests to walk away feeling. Thank you for your recommendations....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic and wonderful experience .Will definately love to come back.People were friendly .The guiders really know what their doing .

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review & feedback. We will be sure to pass on your gratitude to our wonderful staff! Thank you for visiting us. Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A truly Fascinating and Amazing experience. For all ages. Do not miss out on this Awesome opportunity!!!!

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!! So glad that you had so much fun! Kind regards The AWE Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. So informative and very entertaining. It was an honor to be so close and interact wirh the elephants. A must.

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SeanElephants, Owner at Adventures with Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovey review. We are delighted that you found your experience here heartwarming. Thank you for visiting. Kind regards The AWE Team

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davidoG8850PN
4 December 2017|
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Response from FredaRandburg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The telephone number for Adventures with Elephants: Phone: 014 734 7730
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willie m
13 October 2017|
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Response from Win_V2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go by yourself. Please book before the time. We were only three people when we went. If there are other people booked on the same day, then you will just join them. It is really worthwhile going. I am going... More
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willie m
13 October 2017|
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Response from SeanElephants | Property representative |
Hello & thank you for your question. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! There is no need to be with a group to come & connect with the elephants & it's such a wonderful experience. As the previous comments suggest, you will... More
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