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Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam

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R104 Old Rusternburg Road, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
+27 12 258 9904
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US$242.93*
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Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
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US$340.61*
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Private Magaliesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg including Hartbeespoort Dam
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The Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. 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.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. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. The 08h00 Elephant Experience includes brushing the elephants down.Open 7 days a week, at 08h00; 10h00 and 14h00.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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R104 Old Rusternburg Road, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had family visiting from the Netherlands, she had been to South Africa many times and we wanted to spoil her with something different. it is expensive for the average South African at approx. R750 per adult, but it truly is a beautiful experience and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Elephant Sanctuary is doing an excellent job for both the animals and the visitors. The elephants and monkeys there have all been rescued from previous bad situations (they used to live in the zoo or as pets in a house). Besides the good care...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience at both our Sanctuaries. Thank you for the kind words. Hope to guide you through our sanctuary again soon. Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

what an awesome experience. charles our guide was the best. one of my biggest fears was getting close to elephants. charles set my mind at ease very early in the tour, answering all questions very friendly loved every moment of the day.

Thank Chantal H
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your valued feedback. Thank you for sharing your awesome pictures and story with us!! Hope you visit us again soon. Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience in a lovely tranquil area. Excellent service right from the booking, to the reception when we arrived, right through to the trainers and handlers who are absolutely amazing with the elephants as well as the visitors. It was a wonderful experience being able...More

Thank Angie D
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your valued feedback and look forward welcoming you back. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the African Elephant! They use elephant hooks! Also they ride these beautiful sensitive creatures! Tourists be aware! Not a humane experience for the African elephant. So sad.More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. Allow me the time to explain again: Professional rangers, guides and handlers offer their time and commitment to wildlife, they are dedicated to conserving and protecting the wildlife they work with....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to see feel and touch an elephant. Most people only see on TV and can not believe that how big they are in real life. Very well mannered and listen to the people. And also get a kiss from them.

Thank Ilze B
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing time with us and a unforgettable experience. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get smooches by them.. most wonderful experience one could have... Slimy, yet satisfying... Kiosk was a bit pricey for small souvenirs

Thank Candy M
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. Regards

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You get to brush the elephants, walk around a paddock, meet them in the woods and then meet a single male elephant out in the park. You learn about the elephants and feed them. Worth the money. There is no food included, you do get...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your honest feedback and are glad that you had a amazing time here with us. Looking forward guiding you through our Sanctuary again. Regards

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

It is a great opportunity to be so close to the elephants. Quite special experience for the kids and also educative. It is much different than seeing elephants in the zoo. Our son was sick so we had to postpone our tour. The staff was...More

Thank Eren G
Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback and look forward seeing you here again, this time experiencing the whole tour. Regards

Reviewed 2 December 2017

well where to start what a humbling experience what beautiful animals this place is a definate must you don`t really appreciate their size and presence till your stood right next to one interacting with them is something else very special the keepers are very knowledgeable...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you had a special time with us. Hope to see you again soon. Regards

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Michelle W
10 July 2017|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
Good day. Please send me a mail to management @ monkeysanctuary coza so i can gather all the information required to assist.
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gilawaichman
13 April 2017|
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Good day. TripAdvisor doesn't allow us to put email address or website URL. You can find our email address on our website.
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gilawaichman
6 April 2017|
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Kindly send us a email in order for us to give you a quotation.
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