Tourism attractions - Plettenberg BayThe Elephant Sanctuary is situated in a beautiful part of The Crags near Plettenberg Bay, in the scenic and famous Garden Route of South Africa. This is one of the main Tourism attractions in the Plettenberg Bay area. The Elephant Sanctuary is directly adjacent to Monkeyland and the Birds of Eden sanctuary, giving you three world-class experiences in one stop.
Elephant educational programs in South AfricaThe Elephant Sanctuary hosts a unique and fully guides educational program that sets itself apart from anything else that South Africa has to offer in terms of elephant interaction. Guest numbers are limited to ensure personal attention and maximum elephant interaction for each guest, making this a truly memorable and enriching experience.
Learn about elephantsVisitors can learn more about elephant habits, behaviour, different personalities and anatomy through up-close and personal interaction.
Touch ElephantsONE-HOUR TRUNK-IN-HAND ELEPHANT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
An experienced guide introduces you to the elephants, sharing with you their backgrounds, behaviours, personalities and more. You can touch, feed, interact and walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants.
Elephant back ridingELEPHANT-BACK RIDE
This includes the full trunk-in-hand educational program followed up by a ride of approximately 10 to 15 minutes – a privilege historically reserved for kings! The Elephant Sanctuary conducts their elephant back riding program in a controlled environment to make it a safe yet exciting experience. Elephant rides are done bare back to enhance your contact with the animal. Long pants and closed shoes are recommended.
Elephant Training ProgramsEARLY MORNING ELEPHANT BRUSH DOWNS
During this very special interactive program you take part in the morning or afternoon grooming and brush down of the elephants. Afterwards you join the training- and stimulation program the handlers do with the elephants every day. This is followed by the educational trunk-in-hand program.
Elephant experience in the Garden RouteAFTERNOON SUNDOWNER ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE
This program includes all the other programs for the full elephant experience in the Garden Route: the trunk-in-hand educational program, and the elephant back ride followed by the elephant brush down program.