Packages - Elephant Interactions and Animal Encounters

So you are contemplating allowing yourself to be intrigued and marvel at these intelligent phantoms of the African Bush? Experience Africa and the ultimate adventure quest, options available include education, interacting, touching and riding on the giants of the African Bush, the mighty Elephant. Walking past wildlife, high upon the mighty shoulders of the African Elephant, allows you to marvel at the world below!

Our exceptional elephant safari and interaction service providers offer programmes packed with magical memorable moments, allowing guests to become a privileged part of the elephant herd and experience these magnificent creatures in a completely new way.

The African Elephants` soulful eyes and peaceful natures are guaranteed to capture your heart and make every moment with these gentle giants unforgettable and a truely sensational experience to add to your book of life!

Elephant experiences are conducted during sunrise, mid-morning, and afternoon time slots in a variety of locations. Elephant interactions are ideal for family outings (age resrictions apply to rides, no u8 but not interactions), where kids under 6 are assessed prior to the go ahead in mounting such a tall creature for obvious reasons. 

Group bookings, whether corporate or leisure outings and individuals interested in capturing this awsome experience in their memories are set to last a lifetime. Most provinces and locales offer a corporate conference package including the elephant interaction for something different in true teambuilding or bosberaad - African Style.

Elephant Safaris List and Interaction Excursions are offered in South Africa:

  • Hartbeespoort (North West Province) 2 options here (a third which was slashed on carte blanche) please be careful on your choices and dont support operators whom treat our wildlife with disrespect and greedy intentions!
  • Plettenberg (Eastern Cape / Garden Route extensions) 
  • Hazyview (Mpumalanga near Kruger National Park)
  • Zebula (North-West Province near Mabula)
  • Pilanesberg National Park Sun City (North West Province)
  • Kapama Private Game Reserve (Limpopo Province)
  • Knysna (Western Cape)
  • Addo Elephant National Park (Eastern Cape)

And north of our borders in Botswana, Abu Camp, Zimbabwe and Zambia also offer Elephant Back Safaris - contact us should you require further information on these activities specifications as we compile the web-based pages associated with these locales.

Our team have visited the various locations and assessed the establishments in terms of their conservation ethics, greedy attributions and co-habitation of these individual pachyderms and if the property is not listed above we strongly suggest you utilise one mentioned!

These Elephant Experiences make a memorable and sensational special gift, so purchase  your GIFT VOUCHER now, an easy and hassle free procedure, yet another quality function added to our user friendly African Chapter Tours Website.



Gauteng Elephant Interaction & Ride from R1125 per person


Nestled in the Magaliesberg Mountains and less than 1 hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria, 4 km from the Hartebeespoort Dam & a Malaria-free area. These phenomenal creatures reside in natural indigenous bush and home to a variety of local species such as impala, klipspringer, baboons, porcupine, caracal, leopard, and a host of 350 bird species, as well as a resident family of Meerkats.

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Hazyview Elephant Encounters - Mpumalanga from R495 pp


Located in Hazyview, this Sanctuary comprises of two elephants that have been rescued. These African elephants have gained their trust through our unique reward based training. Ethos in forming bonds between humans and elephants successfully. All elephants are exercised and stimulated daily, providing a firm foundation for trust. Our elephants are well cared for as well as provide humans with the unique educational experience sure to remain in your memory as a fond chapter added to the book of your life!

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Hartebeespoort Highlights & Overnight stay from R2215 pp

North West Province

The Sanctuary offers exciting, fully comprehensive & exclusive,`hands-on`elephant experiences, daily programmes conducted on foot, where guests will have the opportunity to walk & interact with African elephants. You will get to touch and feel the hair on their bodies also experience their language or communication. Your understanding of elephants will be changed forever, bringing new insight into these magnificent pachyderms.

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Garden Route Elephant Encounters - in The Crags (Plettenberg Bay) from R475 pp

Garden Route and Little Karoo

In the middle of the scenic and famous Garden Route, directly next to Monkeyland and the new Birds of Eden sanctuary. Three world class products in one stop. Providing a safe haven for African elephants in need of a home here we have 5 female & 1 male rescued and orphaned. A well balanced family structure opposed to similiar operations unnaturally combining Elephants, this is a sensational experience to add to your book of life!

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Pilansberg Elephant Back Safari, Interaction Excursion - Sun City from R1 460 pp

North West Province

Imagine travelling silently through the bush on an african elephant back? You may think his an impossible feat but ask any ranger or hunter for that matter, this is a unique game viewing experience! Far beyond south african airlines service awards, guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal, with these ancient mammals as the Elephant Back Safari experience is more than just an elephant ride!

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Mpumalanga Elephant Encounter & Overnight stay from R1800


This package offers guests a comprehensive base to explore the surrounding wildlife locales and adventure activities. Including an elephant interaction a short walk from your accommodation add a lovely spin to the "jungle book" feel you absorb on your arrival. Filled with maze like pathways and welcoming staff, relax at the pool or add on a canopy tour for a true adventurous weekend! Hazyview, Kruger and White River afford all the amenities one needs to have a fun filled trip to the lowveld!

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