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Elephant Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort

An elephant experience for life.

The Elephant Sanctuary - Hartbeespoort - South Africa

Our elephants have been domesticated through positive reinforcement animal management principles, and as a result, provide us with the unique opportunity to interact with them. 

Visitors are taken on a journey into the world of the African elephant and guided through unforgettable experiences with these magnificent creatures. When meeting them, you will discover that each one has a different character, personality, and temperament.

Children of all ages are welcome on all interactive elephant experiences.

Elephant Sanctuary: Hartbeespoort Dam

Elephant programmes: The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort Dam offers intimate, hands-on educational elephant interactions as well as overnight accommodation. 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: Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. After being introduced to our elephants in our forest area, you’ll be able to touch, feed and interact with them, walk trunk-in-hand with them, etc. Our 08h00 Elephant Experiences include brushing the elephants down; the price of elephant feed is included in all tours.

Accommodation: Tuskers Bush Lodge offers exclusive and intimate B&B accommodation (6 rooms, max 12 guests). See www.tuskerslodge.co.za 

Contact: Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort Dam

  • R104, Zandfontein, Hartbeespoort Dam
  • GPS Coordinates: 25°43'239S, 27°48'320E, 
  • Email: reservations@elephantsanctuary.co.za 
  • Telephone: +27 (0)12 258 9904/5/6



Elephant Sanctuary is proudly associated with these research papers and articles:

  • Animal-visitor interactions: Ethical Reasoning and Participatory Approach Towards Achieving Regulatory Processes For Animal- Visitor Interactions (AVI) In South Africa: ECASA’s response to the call by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, for submissions to a High-Level Panel constituted to review policies, legislation, breeding, hunting, trading, and management of elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinoceroses in captivity. Published: June, 2020. Download this report here (pdf, 850 kb)

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