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The Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. 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.

Elephant Interaction Program:
7 days a week, at 08h00; 10h00 and 14h00

Guests are guided 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. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera.

The 08h00 Elephant Experience includes brushing the elephants down. Elephant Back Riding is an optional activity, offered additionally to the Interaction program. The different programs are listed below with summaries as to what to expect and the rates.


Elephant Back Riding

Riding is an opportunity to experience elephants from a different perspective and is conducted in a boma. It is not a safari experience. (Only for the fit and adventurous). Recommended to wear jeans or long pants. Riding is an optional extra which can be" added-on" to the Elephant Interaction program. Children must be 8 years+ in order to ride elephants.

Please note that Elephant Back Riding is an optional extra and cannot be confirmed until the day of the program. For the safety of our guests our Senior Handler will either approve of decline any riding on the day.


For groups 30 people and more a buffet lunch can be arranged. Please ask the reservationist for more information if required.


Guest House / Lodge Accommodation


Capacity: 6 rooms (12 people sharing)

Guests have the option to stay in our Tuskers B&B ( Rates are inclusive of Bed and Breakfast only. Check in time is 14h00-16h30. Check out is 10h00 on day of departure. Tuskers Bush Lodge is exclusive and intimate. All rooms are tastefully decorated, with on-suite bathrooms and air-conditioned. Rates are inclusive of Bed and Breakfast. In the surrounding area there are a variety of restaurants ready for your picking.

We welcome families and children of all ages. Come stay and enjoy the peace and calm that the bushveld has to offer.

Excludes all Activities (discount can be given, please arrange with your host) i.e. The Elephant Interaction Program and Elephant Back Riding, as well as the Monkey tour are extra.

Rates: 1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019

Adults: R745.00 pp sharing
Adult single: R1,265.00 single
Children: R510.00 (4-14yrs)




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Information on request (all requests for Conferencing/Teambuilding) please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 012 258 9904/5 for quotations

We have three different areas to accommodate you:

  1. Baraka Event Conference Hall
    Our Baraka Hall is situated in the Hartbeespoort Region, surrounded by natural vegetation within the Monkey Sanctuary.
    Baraka venue can accommodate between 20 – 120 delegates seated in various setups – boardroom, school, cinema etc.
    Weddings also take place in the Main Conference Hall.
  2. Wine Cellar Conference Room
    The Wine Cellar conference room is a one of a kind, situated in the Hartbeespoort Region at the Baraka Event Centre.
    The Wine Cellar can accommodate a maximum of 14 delegates in a boardroom style setup.
  3. Boardroom Conference Room
    The Boardroom conference room is a simple and yet elegant room, situated in the Hartbeespoort Region at the Baraka Event Centre.
    The Boardroom can accommodate a maximum of 12 delegates in a boardroom style setup.

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Rates 2017 | 2018:

Elephant Interaction Program

Elephant Interaction Program - 08h00, 10h00 and 14h00

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours (approx)

Guided interaction with elephants including touching, feeding, interacting and walking trunk-in-hand with elephants. Elephant back riding optional add-on.

1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019

Adults: R795.00pp
Pensioners: R625.00 pp
Children: R350.00 (4-14yrs)



Elephant Back Riding

(Optional Add-on to the Elephant Interaction Program.)

A short bare-back ride in a demarcated boma area (5-10 minutes). Children must be minimum of 8 years old to ride elephants.

1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019

Adults: R595.00pp
Children: R395.00 (8-14yrs)


Cancellation Policy:

7 days or less – 25% of the deposit/total amount paid.
48 hours or less – 50% of the deposit/total amount paid.
24 hours or less – 100% of the deposit/total amount paid.
In event of the client already started the program but decided to stop or not continue with the activity there will be NO REFUND 


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