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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


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


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

All good, we enjoyed our time there. - Phyllis Mothiba

We had a delightful time at Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary! It was very educational, personal and just plain fun! To be so up close and personal with an elelphant was an amazing experience! The kiss from the older one was an experience I will never forget - even if it was a little sandy! Then to be able to lead them around was another. Thank you so much for making it such a memorable and informative tour for us! The men were a lot of fun and obviously really cared for these 2 huge creatures. Bettye Hussey Virginia, USA - Bettye Hussey

What an absolutely amazing experience we all had. The guides were awesome and very informative and the actual experience was amazing. My 4 year old son enjoyed it immensely and still can't stop talking about holding the elephants "nose". Thank you for this wonderful experience. - Heidi Bartle

This was an amazing experience - definitely a bucket list item checked. The guides were knowledgeable, kind and very patient. To be so close to an elephant that you can see every single lash and feel the thickness of the hair with your hand is an experience that no words can do justice. Thank you for the opportunity to walk with a gentle giant. - Raymonde Roux

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

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