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Trunk-in-Hand & Elephant Back Ride


Activity Description

Guided Tour (fully trained elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest and tour of the Sanctuary and Stables. Touching, Feeding and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Includes Elephant Back Riding


Duration2 hours
WhenThis service is available.
WeatherThis tour will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.
What to WearComfortable clothes, a sun hat and flat shoes.
Things to BringCamera, Money & flat comfortable shoes.
Guests or SpectatorsThe Sanctuary has a coffee/tea station with a beautiful deck to sit and relax or read, as well as a Curio Shop where they can spend time while you enjoy your Elephant Experience.


Minimum Age8 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


- Elephant Interaction
- Elephant Back Ride


Any additional items of a personal nature
DVD of Riding Experience


Remember to bring your camera, flat shoes & a sun hat.

Customer Reviews

We were late as we had mixed up the venues, and had gone to another experience which we thought we had booked (very good as it was 4 years ago we had booked up this experience by mistake). So, we were a good hour late, the keepers soon put us with our timed group. We had a wonderful experience, in all aspects. The elephants are very well looked after, they responded to their keepers making excellent use of the facilities. The highlight was riding bare backed with just a cover and a very competent keeper. The group was small which reflected the fact that there were just 2 elephants so we had plenty of opportunity to interact. Our last experience was with Elephants Whisperers which had a different approach but equally thrilling. We would highly recommend the experience, which gave a great insight into the elephants and their unique personalities. We also purchased a dvd which was personalised for our group. - Steve Lockwood

This was an amazing experience. We couldn't decide whether to do the elephant ride or not, we only decided the day before that we would. The whole morning with the elephants and the people who look after them was a treat not to be missed. It may look a little expensive but believe me it is well worth it, one of the highlights of our holiday, we would recommend it to anybody who is visiting the area. It is one of the first things that we have been telling our friends about when they ask about our trip to SA. Keep up the good work, taking care of these impressive animals, in beautiful surroundings. Thank you for some great memories. (Malcolm says hello). - Kevin Russell

Outrageous ... a wonderful unforgettable experience !!! - Liana De Wet

My wife and I enjoyed the elephant experience very much. We came away extremly fortunate to have interacted with them and found the facility excellent. The staff that took the tour and the elephant handlers where excellent also, they gave a great insite to the elephant and where great at taking photos on our behalf and extremly friendly and wanted us to enjoy our experience which we did very much Regards Shane - Shane Osborn

Our group of 14 had a wonderful time at the Elephant Sanctuary. Getting to touch these gentle giants and stroll along with Trunk in hand was a great experience. We learned a lot of interesting things about elephants during our visit. We were so glad to be able to support such important work --the preservation of elephants. Thank you! - Born To Travel Born To Travel - Mary Ann

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