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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 Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 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.


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

Absolutely awesome was the highlight of our trip. Honoured to be so close to these Gentle Giants and interact with them. An experience I would recommend to everyone. The guide and elephant handlers were awesome. - Desiree Dominietto

Hello, This structure is amazing. The place is super, natural, and the people who work there are just on the top ! My young kids told me they loved to see the guys playing with their elephants and sharing moments together. What an amazing experience ! - Patrick Didi

Awesomeness - Andries Reinecke

Staff very friendly and informative. An interesting day out. Staff were accommodating as we had problems getting there and were 45 mins late. - Angela Chick

We loved the trunk in hand programme very much. Just 2 people per elephant, close encounters, educational, enough time. Best day in our holiday! - J. Bijsterveld-Visser

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