• Indalu Game Reserve, ECASA, Elephant Care Association of South Africa
    Indalu Game Reserve

Indalu Game Reserve, Mossel Bay

Elephant experiences and accommodation near Mossel Bay

Elephants never forget... and at Indalu Game Reserve in the Garden Route it is not only the elephants that have remarkable memories: our visitors leave with treasure troves of unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.

Indalu, the Xhosa word for ‘nature’, is approximately 30 km from Mossel Bay, 20km from Albertinia and just 2km off the N2 towards Cape Town. It is set between roaming hills and valleys and has been created as a sanctuary for a number of gentle giants where they roam free in their natural environment.

Visitor experiences 

Witness the elephants' intelligence, while enjoying personal encounters: touch, feed and interact at leisure. Elephant snack buckets included, plus one free drink per person (water or juice).

  • Indalu adventure walk and interaction - Walk with our elephants for 1km, interact with them, and feed from snack buckets. 60 - 90 minutes depending on group size. More information
  • Indalu elephant interaction adventure - Experienced handlers will introduce you to our elephants up close and personal. 30 to 45 minutes depending on group size. More information
  • School groups interaction - 60 minutes. More information


  • Two luxury chalets - on the banks of the river that runs through our reserve, plus a fully-equipped central kitchen and outside lapa (entertainment) area. More information


  • N2 Herbertsdale/Cooper/Buisplaas turnoff, near Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province
  • GPS Coordinates: S34 10 788 E21 48 310
  • Email: info@indalu.co.za
  • Telephone: +27 (0) 82 990 3831
  • Telephone: 27 (0) 82 888 0577
  • Whatsapp: +27 (0) 82 990 3831



Indalu Game Reserve is proudly associated with these research papers and articles:

  • Distances between individuals in an artificial herd of African elephants (Loxodonta africana africana) during resource utilisation in a semi-captive environment by Elena Stagnia, Simona Normando, Barbara de Mori. (sciencedirect.com, August, 2017). Read the abstract and access this paper here
  • 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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