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The Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary

Situated in a beautiful part of The Crags, Plettenberg Bay - in the middle of the scenic and famous Garden Route, is The Elephant Sanctuary. We are directly next to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden Sanctuary and around the corner from Tenikwa Wildcats Awareness Centre. Four World Class products in one area!The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe haven for African Elephants in need of a home. We have five female and one male African Elephant, coming out of situations where man interfered with their natural lives and took them out of the wild for various reasons. The Elephant Sanctuary is only a "halfway house" for these Elephants until such time that they are old and experienced enough to be released back into a wilderness area.This is a very well balanced family structure and is part of the reason why we have such a happy and relaxed herd of elephants. The Elephants are exercised and stimulated daily, which provides a firm foundation for trust and bonding between the Elephants and their handlers.You have a choice between the following:

The one hour Trunk-in-Hand Program, Elephant-back Rides, Elephant Brush Downs, Sundowner/Sunrise Elephant Experience 

The times for the one hour Trunk-in-Hand programs are as follows:Morning - on the hour starting at 08h00, 09h00, 10h00, 11h00 and 12h00Afternoon – on the half hour starting at 13h30, 14h30 with our last program of the day departing at 15h30Please arrive 15 minutes prior to program departure to avoid any disappointment of losing your booking.  Group bookings should request indemnity forms to be sent to them prior to arrival to speed up registration at arrival.We are two minutes from the N2. We are situated 19 km East of Plettenberg Bay (towards Port Elizabeth), take the turn-off to your right called 'Kurland Village'. There are also signs towards the Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. Follow the signs and you will find us just down the road.

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