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Trunk-in-Hand Program


Activity Description

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


Duration2 hours
WhenThis service is available
WeatherThis tour will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions
What to WearFlat shoes, comfortable clothes for the walk and a sun hat.
Things to BringSun Hat, Sunscreen lotion, camera & money as we have a great curio shop & Coffee Bar.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly booked & paid guests can join us on this tour. Guests not joining the program, are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee on our deck at reception.


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Guided Tour of the Sanctuary
Walk hand-in-trunk Experience


Any additional Items of a personal nature.
The Elephant Back Ride can be booked as a combo with this tour.


The Elephant Back Ride can be booked as a combo with this tour. Remember to bring a sun hat, camera and wear flat shoes.

Customer Reviews

Excellent. The whole family enjoyed it!. - cindy Terblanche

We had an excellent experience, it was even better than we had expected it would be. Also the guides were very informative and great at taking photos of us while interacting with the elephants. We can't wait to visit the sanctuary again. - Rozanne Rademeyer

Amazing experience, informative and well executed! - Larisha Pillay

Hi It was an awesome experience. My wife and daughter cannot stop talking about it. We went to Kruger for 7 days after our visit to the Sanctuary and it was almost like we are all looking with renewed interest and respect at all the animals,but especially the elephants. You are doing an unbelievable job ! We will promote your business whenever the opportunity arises. All the best. Olivier Family. - Stephan Olivier

A really wonderful experience that is worth trying. Me and my family chose the trunk-in-hand program. Very interesting the first part, where the staff explains a lot of things about the elephants and their physiognomy Lovely and exciting the second part, where you can meet two enormous male elephants and have some cool interaction with them, always under the staff control. It was great to discover how elephant skin feels like, how fangs really are and how a trunk looks like! Great and funny experience, highly suggested! - Riccardo Mollo

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