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Elephant Sanctuary

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The Elephant Sanctuary is located at the beautiful part of the Crags, 16 kilometers east of Plettenberg Bay. It sits on one of the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains right at the famous and scenic Garden Route of South Africa.

Surrounded by an indigenous forest setting, the sanctuary serves as a temporary shelter house for young elephants. It currently houses 6 African elephants namely Jabu, Thandi, Maroela, Thaba, Thomelo, and Mopani. The sanctuary offers guest with a unique experience to meet the gentle giants of South Africa.

The trunk-in-hand program offers a personal and close guided tour wherein guests will be allowed to interact, feed, touch and feel the elephants. The tour lasts for about an hour with a fee of R150 for children (3-14 years old) while R295 for adults.

If you want to experience how to ride an elephant, then you should try the elephant back ride which lasts for 15 minutes. All guests are required to wear longs pants and closed shoes before they can be allowed to ride the elephants. The fee costs R350 for children (8-14 years old) and R670 for adults.

The Sundowner elephant experience include both the elephant back ride and the trunk-in-hand program. The program ends by allowing guests to groom the elephants and get them ready to bed. The whole program lasts for around 1 1/2 hours with a rate of R375 for children (8-14 years old) and R725 for adults. Children under 8 years old are allowed to participate in the program except for the elephant back ride. R175 is the rate for children under 8 years old.

Guests are advised to book the programs early and arrive at least 15 minutes before the program departure to avoid delays.







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