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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

Lovely experience - Ana Hernandez

What a magnificent magical experience! Just WOW! - Nicolette Goyns

Booked as a stop off on way to the airport and so glad we did. We were a group of 10 and had the whole place to ourselves! The elephants were magnificent and some were huge! The guides were so knowledgeable and told us everything about the elephants and we got to interact with them, touching their skin, tusks, ears etc. We then got to ride on them which was amazing. Definitely recommend. - Kellie sharman

This was a wonderful experience. Felt privileged to be able to interact with the elephants. It was a really informative experience, the handlers were extremely knowledgable and you got to spend plenty of time with the elephants. I would thoroughly recommend this experience. - Lynne McCormick

Wir haben den Termin mit der ganzen Familie genossen. Neben dem gut vermittelten Wissen über Eigenschaften und Leben der Elefanten war es eine tolle Erfahrung für jeden von uns von 8, 11,13,17 und 47 Jahren einen Elefanten so nah zu sein zu berühren und beobachten und letztlich reiten zu dürfen. Die in der Familie im Vorfeld diskutierten bedenken, hinsichtlich des Reitens der Tiere und den Besuch eines Camps wurden durch die schöne Eindrücke und dem sicheren Gefühl, dass es den Tieren dort gut geht ausgeräumt. Nebenbei haben wir es sehr genossen, dass ein Mitarbeiter sehr viele schöne Fotos von der ganzen Familie gemacht hat und wir uns voll uns ganz dem Erlebnis hingeben konnten. Vielen Dank von uns - Mojert, Oliver

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