Elephant Sanctuary

Tour to the Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant interaction – Feeding, Touching and walking with trunk in your hand at the Elephant Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort dam, outskirts of Johannesburg.

This Tour is an experience that will be remembered for life.

Elephant Sanctuary – Education through an Interactive Tour


With the distance to be covered to the Sanctuary, best to do the Elephant Sanctuary as part of a full day tour, including other local items, wildlife or historical to create a full day tour.

Accordingly, to be able to structure a tour around your requirements and time available – we need to be supplied with clear timing’s and collection and drop off address – hotel name. If one of the points is the airport – we need full flight details.

Once we have these it will be possible to quote/advise and structure a day or multi day package around your requirements/timing.

However if your time is short – we can supply the Elephant Sanctuary only – however the distance then to be covered for this only makes the sanctuary expensive.

Perfect tour options to include with the Elephant Sanctuary to create a full day tour:

Our price does not include the Elephant ride. Ekala Eco Tours does not approve of the riding of the elephants at the Hartbeespoort Elephant Sanctuary. We discuss this in depth en-route to the sanctuary.

However, if you still feel that this is something you wish to do, you simply pay the cost of this at the sanctuary – easy. Ekala Eco Tours does not get involved with any activity that we feel is of no conservation value.

Group Elephant Interaction Experience: Subscribing to Conservation through Education.

Walk with Elephants – Feed Elephants – Touch Elephants – Interact with Elephants.

Far more than simply a set time tour

Walk with Elephants – Feed Elephants – Touch Elephants – Interact with Elephants.

The Elephant Sanctuary

Provides a safe-haven for elephants that have been rescued and provides a halfway house for young African elephants in need of a temporary home. The handlers have obtained a special relationship based on trust obtained through reward based training. The goal is to release all the elephants into an environment where they can be more independent.

Experience the mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and the largest land mammal, the African Elephant. The Elephant Sanctuary group has three operations; Hartbeespoort Dam, Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route and Hazyview in the Lowveld. Our Elephant tour will be to the Elephant Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort Dam.

At the Hartbeespoort Elephant sanctuary you will be provided with an insight into the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with in depth information on their anatomy, history, feeding habits and general information about this animal in the wild. It provides a platform for learning through interaction with the elephants.

Guests of all ages can discover the individual temperament, personality and character of each elephant by feeding, touching, brushing the elephants. You can even take the elephant’s trunk in your hand and lead it on a short walk.

Best Elephant Photographic experience ever.

Perfect platform for learning through interaction with the elephants at the Sanctuary.

Additionally can include with the Elephant Sanctuary tour:

Aerial Cable way, Hartbeespoort:

  • Spectacular panoramic views of Hartbeespoort dam, Magaliesberg and surrounding area from the aerial cable way and in addition the view points and walkway on top.
  • Hartbeespoort dam: Surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range – with its scenic 56 kilometers of shoreline and Art and Craft markets.

Private collection and drop off – supplied as a fully guided professional tour covering en-route as may be possible from collection to drop off. In contrast to a point to point mad dash transfer with a driver.

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Ekala Family & Guides

Ekala Family & Guides

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of South Africa’s history, culture and wildlife.

With our vast experience and expertise, we will, above all, ensure you leave full of memories.

Ekala will additionally endeavor to personalise your tour according to individual time as well as requirements.

Furthermore Ekala personally conducts and organise all our tours and safaris as highly experience and professional guides.

Consequently you get an enhanced understanding of South Africa’s wildlife, history and diverse cultures.

Enjoying and respecting South Africa’s national assets – wildlife, environment and the people.

An Historical/Cultural tour and Safari to remember for the right reason


No prices on our website due to the unique, individual and specialised requirements for each tour we supply.

Ekala structure our tours/safari's around our client’s individual requirements.

If time is limited:

We indeed structure the tour from arrival to departure – including airport collection and drop off.

Accordingly using all time available as a fully guided professional tour.

In contrast, not simply a point to point mixed group drive around.

As a result, tour quote based on your specific requirements.