Elephant rides, tailor made events & elephant interactions
Offering way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience, Adventures With Elephants offer unique intimate hands-on educational elephant interactions, elephant rides, swims on elephants as well as tailor-made events such as weddings, team-building, corporate functions and filming.
Educational elephant interaction facility
Adventures With Elephants is an educational elephant interaction facility / venue located on a beautiful 300 hectare wildlife reserve, situated an hour’s drive north from Pretoria.
Adventures With Elephants is managed by the Hensman family who have been privileged to have lived and worked with elephants since 1988 and as such offer unrivaled elephant experiences. Sean had his first pet elephant aged seven years old!!!
Our friendly and experienced elephant handlers will share their passion and in-depth knowledge with you our guest, throughout this wonderful encounter with these magnificent pachyderms. You will discover so much more about elephant in this unique hands-on manner, whilst witnessing the elephant’s intelligence, compassionate nature and sheer delight in interacting with their human companions. Should you then wish to enjoy the bliss of the wild from an elephant’s view point you may choose to silently traverse the African bushveld atop an elephant in search of wildlife on the Elephant-back Safari, you may also choose to Swim with the elephants or even try a Starlight Safari.
(Times are approximate, some activities are seasonal)
• One hour educational interaction.
• Combination elephant interaction and elephant ride.
• Combination elephant interaction, ride and swimming with the elephant.
• Tailored events and activities: Teambuilding, Corporate functions, Weddings, Filming etc.
What to Expect:
An honest mind-blowing experience, good company and great elephant! Times given are approximate and some activities are seasonal, so give us a call to find out more.
What to bring:
We suggest that you bring the following: Camera, hat, sunscreen, appropriate footwear, cash for drinks, snacks and curios. Warm clothes for winter and Starlight safaris, torch, swimming activities require a swimming costume and old clothes to cover-up during the swimming and a change of clothes for after the swim. For your comfort it is advised to wear long trousers and closed shoes when riding and swimming.
Level of Fitness and Ability:
We welcome all people of all fitness levels and people with disabilities, Some activities are age limited. Please be aware of the following: a decent sense of balance and upper body strength is a requirement on Safari and when swimming with the elephant. Overweight persons who cannot hold their own bodyweight should consider this when partaking in an elephant safari and swim. Although almost anyone can interact with the elephant, those with disabilities will be limited in the types of activities they can choose to do. If you are unsure, please mention your concerns to the receptionists when making your booking, or to the AWE staff before you partake in an activity.
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