Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience and elephant back riding. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions with smaller groups of people. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and as a result we have relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with our guests.
Offered daily, 7 days a week, at 08h00; 10h00; 13h00; 15h00
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. If you are an early bird, join as at 07h30 sharp for an amazing Elephant Experience which includes brushing the elephants down. Elephant Back Riding is an optional extra.
The Trunk-in-Hand program
An amazing 1.5 hours of up-close and personal interactive educational program with the elephants in their natural environment. Our experienced guides shares in-depth information and insight into African elephants whilst you discover elephants as never before. Have the opportunity of walking trunk-in-hand with elephants. It is a wonderful experience unique to The Elephant Sanctuary. You get the opportunity to learn about elephant personalities, habits and behaviour. Food to feed the elephants is included in the program. (Please note: these programs run throughout the day. Booking advisable.)
08h00; 10h00; 13h00; 15h00, 7 days a week
Elephant Brush Downs
This very special educational program is unique to The Elephant Sanctuary. The experience includes brushing down and grooming of the elephants with their handlers on a one-on-one basis, followed by our trunk-in-hand elephant interaction educational program.
7 days a week. 90 minutes. Guided Tour (fully trained elephant Guide).
Excludes: Elephant Back Riding optional extra.
Trunk-in-Hand & Elephant-Back Ride
This experience includes the full trunk-in-hand elephant educational program followed by an elephant riding experience – a privilege historically reserved for kings! It is a truly amazing experience to ride these magnificent animals. The elephant back ride is a short ride of approximately 10 - 15 minutes to let you experience riding on the back of an elephant – it is not an elephant back “safari”. Please note: the minimum age for children to ride is eight (8) years old. Please see other conditions that apply for riding. Bookings essential.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes, 7 days a week, 08h00, 10h00, 13h00, and 15h00
Excludes: Cost of DVD
Sundowner Elephant Experience
A two and half hour elephant educational program that includes the trunk-in-hand program and elephant back ride. After the program, you enjoy snacks and drinks on our deck overlooking the dam while you can observe the elephants feeding, Swimming and roaming in the background.
Please note: the elephant back ride conditions are the same as above. Booking essential.
15h00, 7 days a week
Elephant Back Riding:
(Optional Add-on to Elephant Interaction Program or stand alone.)
A short bare-back ride (10-15 minutes). Children must be minimum of 8 years old to ride elephants.
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