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Elephant Interaction and Ride


Activity Description

For a memorable hour, guests have the chance to interact with these enormous creatures – handing out pellets and touching the varying textures of the elephant’s trunk, tongue, skin and feet.

After the interaction, saddle-up and set off into the African bush on the back of an elephant. Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a journey that was once a privilege reserved only for kings!


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenThroughout the year, apart from 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 comfortable clothing. Please bring a light jacket or jumper during the cool winter months. It is more comfortable to wear long trousers and closed shoes when riding the elephant. Sunhat
Things to BringCamera with a spare memory card and extra batteries Mosquito repellent for the early mornings and late afternoons.
Guests or SpectatorsVisitors not partaking in the activity are welcome to wait at Reception, unfortunately they will not be able to watch the Elephant activity.


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsInteraction and Elephant Ride

Items of a personal nature


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

This was the most amazing experience. We debated doing it as it was quite expensive and we were coming towards the end of our holiday, but my wife, and our 2 girls (7 &5) are so glad we did. The staff are knowledgeable, thoughtful and hospitable. At no point do they rush the tour and they are able to answer every question we had about these rescued elephants. The experience with the elephants was incredible. Our awe and respect of these majestic animals grew through this encounter. We got to feed them, feel different parts of their bodies and give them commands. The absolute highlight was the ride at the end. For our family, it is a memory we will treasure, helped by the number of photographs we were give. At the end of the experience (at no additional charge) This is a 5 star experience and I would recommend it to everyone. - Gareth Maclean

Good morning, it was a very exciting and educational experience for all the family. Tembo and his friends entertained us for two hours. Thank you for all!! - BARBARA CAPRETTI

Bonne expérience, que ce soit la balade à dos d'éléphants ou la présentation de ses superbes animaux imposants. Personnel agréable. - NOGUEIRA SANDRINE

It has been a great experience - thank you so much. The kids and us had a great time and took the chance to learn a lot about these great animals. - Alexander Boldyreff

Amazing experience!!! Taught me things I didn't know about elephants. Really developed a interest and yesterday I bought a book on elephants to study more about them. Thank you Elephant Whispers! Regards Graeme - Graeme

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