The Elephant Sanctuary Description
Nestled in the Magaliesberg Mountains, 1 hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria, 4km from the Hartbeespoort Dam. Malaria-free area. The Sanctuary lies in natural indigenous bush and is home to several local species, and a host of other small mammals and 350 bird species. What The Elephant Sanctuary is about: The Elephant Sanctuary offers an exciting, fully comprehensive elephant experience. We offer an exclusive, ‘hands-on’, educationally oriented experience with our African Elephants Walk, touch, brush down and feed the Elephants Booking essential Elephant Rides: Optional extra Accommodation at The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort Dam Overnight Elephant Experience: Duration from 16H00 to 10H00 the next morning. Join us for an intimate overnight stay in one of our two lodges and experience true African hospitality. Arrival: 16h00 Welcome drink, check in, and relax. 17h00 See elephants stabled for the night, followed by a walk to the mountain deck for sundowners. Return to lodge for a 4-course dinner in the boma, relax around a log fire. 07h00 - next morning - Be ready on the main deck for morning brush downs of the elephants, walking trunk-in-hand, interacting with them in the forest area, learning more about their behaviour, anatomy, social structure; feeding them and forming relationships and bonds with these amazing pachyderms. Breakfast served usually after brush downs and walk. 10h00 Program ends. Rooms to be vacated by 10h45 please. DAY TOURS OFFERED AT THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY: Three tours daily, seven days a week throughout the year. One of a kind elephant interaction. An experience for young and old. PROGRAMS WE OFFER: * Eight o clock Program - Brushing & Grooming * Ten oclock Program - Plus option of lunch * Two oclock Program * Two oclock Dinner & Riding Program Corporates & Conferencing – Please request details
The Elephant Sanctuary Directions
From Johannesburg: Take the Brits R512 (past Lanseria Airport) to Hartbeespoort Dam. Cross dam over open bridge and turn right at T junction, and carry on to four-way stop at the Craft Market (garage on right hand side and one opposite). Turn left and travel 2.5km to The Elephant Sanctuary on the left hand side of the road. From Pretoria: Follow route to Hartbeespoort Dam. Travel through tunnel. At the four-way stop at the Craft Market cross over and continue 2.5km to The Elephant Sanctuary. We are on the left hand side of the road.