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Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

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Animal Alley | Portion 10 of Farm Kirbywood, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As soon as I arrived, I felt that this isn't the kind of place I feel happy in. You will get a picture with an elephant. I understood that they had about 5 elephants, so they bring them out repeatedly depending on how many visitors...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Crankywoman
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Crankywoman - no we do not only bring our elephants out merely to please our visitors - they roam their large day areas constantly and in accordance with good husbandry principles and legislative requirements, we also provide for regular elephant enrichment activities - we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience, my husband and I did the Brush Down Experience & oh boy was it an experience, we loved every minute & really didn’t want to leave. The elephants are so well looked after. Our guide was lovely & the carers off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate S
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We allow for Brush down twice a day - yes, it is a unique experience - glad you found your visit special! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this day, we were only there for 1 maybe 2 hours. We got to feed the elephants and our guide was so informative and you could tell he really cared for them. It was a great experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you enjoyed! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you miss this experience then you will just have to go back to Plett.........the Ellies were so friendly and gentle,my wife was a little nervous but the keepers re-assured her and she thoroughly enjoyed the visit as much as i did.great value for money...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It was a pleasure hosting you - thanks for the recommendation Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This had been booked for us by our tour company and we didn't quite know what to expect. We found it fascinating. We bought a bucket of food, 45 rand, watched a short video and were then taken to see the elephants. It was so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Elephants are so unique and deserve to be protected and looked after well! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a special experience and something I wanted to do during my first trip to South Africa. There are 5 elephants, all rescued and you can see that they are well cared for. Our guide explained what would happen during the walk and interaction....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing! Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We went here as it was something my other half was keen to do on our tour of South Africa. I wasn’t so sure. We learned a lot and it was fascinating to be so close to the animals and to know that they had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Your visit and response is much appreciated Friendly Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed spending time with the Elephants, feeding them riding them , walking with them touched them and took pics with them. Also learned about their anatomy .. Definitely a dat to remember!

Date of experience: October 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed - hope to see you soon again Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 27 October 2018

The team gave us this wonderful experience even though there were only three of us. Thanks so much! The team was knowledgeable, the photographer excellent, amd the sanctuary inspiring. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bea F
ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your visit and positive review. Greetings The Elephant Team

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place! Would go again x really enjoyed our visit here and wouldn’t say a bad word about. Treated wonderfully

Date of experience: April 2018
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ManagementESP, Manager at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review - Visit again soon! Greetings The Elephant Team

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DiverDar
3 January 2018|
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Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of elephant parks that you can visit in South Africa. Check out these websites: elephantsanctuary - Plettenberg Bay knysnaelephantpark - Knysna elephantsantuary - Hartebeespoort Places to stay in these... More
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DiverDar
3 January 2018|
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Response from LidaS993 | Reviewed this property |
This elephant sanctuary is a privately owned venue near Plettenberg Bay. We stayed in Plettenberg overnight at a b&b which was gorgeous and very affordable. There are lots of accommodations in Plettenberg Bay. If... More
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Rperi
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Pre booking (at least two weeks in advance) is essential to ensure availability during peak season . Pre booking is also advised for out of season visits due to group limits imposed. 'Walk in' guests are always welcome... More
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