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Trunk-in-Hand Program

Hazyview, Graskop, Sabie, And White River

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


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
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 Heights0.0 m
Maximum Heights0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuided Tour of the Sanctuary Walk hand-in-trunk Experience
ExclusionsAny additional Items of a personal nature. The Elephant Back Ride can be booked as a combo with this tour.

Customer Reviews

Excellent and Informative. Maybe not the stable for too long, smell of urine pretty awful. - george head

Excellent day out. Thank You. - Gaz Barlow

It was a wonderful experience. The lecture before the actual elephants was excellent. The elephant trainers/guides were very good. The layout of the sanctuary was nice. it was just excellent. - Debbie Pratt

it was a very nice experience to get so close to those wonderful animals. your guides did a great job thanks again for a wonderful morning - Waltraud

Hello, We enjoyed our time at the trunk in hand program and appreciate that they allowed us to add the elephant ride after our children met the elephants and were comfortable with them. Worth every penny! Your staff was professional, informative and patient. Thank you, Krista - Krista Novak

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