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Elephant Interaction


Activity Description

Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures.
Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo.

The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour.

Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.


Duration1 hour
WhenThroughout the year, apart from on Christmas Day and New Year's Day when the facility is closed.
WhereElephant Whispers is in Hazyview, next to Hippo Hollow Hotel on the R40. GPS Co-Ordinates: SOUTH -25° 1’ 39.2268” | EAST 31° 7’ 30.9822”
WeatherThe activity may be delayed, or have to be rescheduled should there be a thunderstorm or heavy rain.
What to WearCool clothing with comfortable walking shoes Sunhat
Things to BringCamera with a spare memory card and extra batteries. Sunscreen Mosquito repellent for use in the early mornings and late afternoons.
Guests or SpectatorsVisitors not taking part in the activity are welcome to wait at the Reception area, they will not be able to watch the Elephant Interaction.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsElephant Interaction

Items of a personal nature.
Please bring your own camera, we can assist taking photographs.
This activity does not include an Elephant Back Ride


Please note that children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is over 21 years of age.

Guests will be given a safety briefing and will be required to sign an indemnity before meeting the Elephants.

Customer Reviews

we enjoyed the explanations and the ride. Very professional staff. The elephants are treated respectfully, not to be compared to a zoo which is what we expected. - gay beatrice

hi Visiting the Elephant Whisper has to be one of the best days of my life. I have always loved elephants so the chance to meet one was something I just had to do. I was not disappointed. All the staff were lovely, especially to the elephants it was obvious that you care a lot for them, the way you were with them was amazing the mutual respect was clear to see. The elephants are clearly loved and well looked after. I am afraid I have forgotten the gentleman name who gave us the first talk, but what he said about the future of controlling the numbers of elephants made a lot of sense. - margaret stockwell/ Pam Southcombe

Our visit exceeded our expectations. My wife and I are passionate about elephants, and this was such a wonderful and personal introduction to the elephants up close. The trainers were incredibly knowledgeable, educational, and also very fun and entertaining! And the elephants themselves were wonderful! We cannot wait to go back in a couple years, as we are already planning on going back. - Matthew Walsh

Ein tolles Erlebnis Elefanten so nahe kommen zu können ohne gross in Gefahr zu kommen. Ausserdem sehr informativ, ich habe wieder einiges dazu gelernt. Anfangs hatte ich ordentlich Respekt vor den Riesen aber man wurde langsam und vorsichtig an die Tiere ran geführt, durfte erst füttern, dann Rüssel anfassen, umarmen und schlussendlich auch tolle Fotos machen. Die Angestellten haben einen auch bei den ganzen Aktionen fotografiert, was ich als Einzelreisende auch toll fand. Da die Elefanten dort gross gezogen wurden (als Tierwaisen) sind sie an Menschen gewöhnt und gegenüber "wilden Elefanten" sozusagen zahm. Dennoch können Sie sich relativ frei bewegen und stehen nicht in einem engen Gehege. Auf das Reiten habe ich jedoch aus ethischen Gründen verzichtet. Ein tolles Erlebnis! - Andrea Retzmann

Such an amazing experience. Very informative and kept 4 kids plus one husband captivated - Kaleo Fourie

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