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Tel: +27 (0) 44 534 8145
Fax: 086 515 2163
Email: crags@elephantsanctuary.co.za
Website: www.elephantsanctuary.co.za



Elephant Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants. 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 Tour overview:
Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the stables where the elephants sleep at night. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and are able to feed them. On some hot or rainy days you may see the elephants swimming. Enjoy a drink and visit our curio shop. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. Brushing the elephants down is offered on the Elephant Brush down Experience Tour which starts at 07h30 and 15h30. Elephant Back Riding is a stand-alone activity or an optional extra. We offer various tours depending on the duration and intensity of experience you desire. The different tours are listed below with summaries as to what to expect and the rates.

Elephant Back Riding
Riding is an opportunity to experience elephants from a different perspective. It is not a safari experience. (Only for the fit and adventurous). Wear jeans or long pants. Guests may choose Elephant Back Riding without doing an Elephant tour or they may add it onto any of the Elephant tours. Children must be 8 years+ in order to ride elephants. The Elephant Ride is bareback and is only for a short duration of approx 10-15 minutes.

Outdoor Wood-burning Pizza Oven:
Enjoy a pizza cooked in a wood-burning pizza oven just before or after an elephant tour.

Guest House/Lodge Accommodation:
Inclusive bed, breakfast. Check in time is 16h00. Check out is 10h00 on day of departure. Excludes all Elephant Activities ie. The Elephant Interaction Program and Elephant Back Riding are extra. Terms and conditions for booking the guest house/lodge accommodation: Either an Elephant Interaction Program or Elephant Back Riding must be booked, the rate for which is excluded from the accommodation rate.

    You have a choice between the following:

  • Walk trunk in hand with Elephants Tour:
    (08h00; 09h00; 10h00; 11h00; 12h00; 13h30; 14h30; 15h30)
    Duration: one hour (approx)
    Guided Tour (fully trained Elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest and tour of the Sanctuary and Stables. Touching and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included). The opportunity to purchase a DVD in full HD of your experience with the Elephants. Excludes: Cost of DVD; Elephant Back Riding which is an optional add-on.

    RatesFeb 2013 - 31 Oct 20131 Nov 2013 - 31 Oct 2014
    AdultsR425.00R475.00
    Children (4-14 years)R195.00R225.00


  • Elephant Back Riding
    (Optional Add-on to Elephant Interaction Program or stand alone). A short bare-back ride (10-15 minutes). Children must be minimum of 8 years old to ride elephants.

    RatesFeb 2013 - 31 Oct 20131 Nov 2013 - 31 Oct 2014
    AdultsR435.00R475.00
    Children (8-14 years)R324.00R350.00


  • Full Elephant Experience Tour
    (08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30)
    7 days a week. 1 Hour 15 min tour. Guided Tour (fully trained elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest. Touching and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included). Includes Elephant Back Riding. Should an adult guest be unable to ride deduct R400.00 from the Cost. The opportunity to purchase a DVD of your experience with the Elephants Excludes: Cost of DVD.

    RatesFeb 2013 - 31 Oct 20131 Nov 2013 - 31 Oct 2014
    AdultsR850.00R945.00
    Children (8-14 years)R525.00R575.00
    Children (4-8 years no riding)R195.00R225.00


  • Elephant Brush down Experience Tour
    (07:30, 15:30). 7 days a week.
    Duration: 90 minutes. Guided Tour (fully trained elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest and tour of the Sanctuary and Stables. Brushing the Elephants. Touching and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Feeding (Elephant Food of R30.00 included). The opportunity to purchase a DVD of your experience with the Elephants. Excludes: Cost of DVD; Elephant Back Riding optional add-on. This tour can only be offered first and last tour of the day (07:30, 15:30).

    RatesFeb 2013 - 31 Oct 20131 Nov 2013 - 31 Oct 2014
    AdultsR525.00R575.00
    Children (4-14 years)R225.00R250.00


  • Guest House/Lodge Accommodation
    Inclusive bed and breakfast.
    Check in time is 16h00. Check out is 10h00 on day of departure. Excludes all Elephant Activities ie.
    The Elephant Interaction Program and Elephant Back Riding are extra.
    Terms and conditions for booking the guest house/ lodge accommodation: Any one of the Elephants Tours or Elephant Back Riding must be booked, the rate of which is excluded from the accommodation rate.

    RatesFeb 2013 - 31 Oct 20131 Nov 2013 - 31 Oct 2014
    AdultsR675.00 pps
    R750.00 single
    R750.00 pps
    R860.00 single
    Children (4-14 years)R375.00 ppR400.00 pp


  • Conferencing/Team Building: Rates on request
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to program departure to avoid any disappointment of losing your booking.
Group bookings should request indemnity forms to be sent to them prior to arrival to speed up registration at arrival.

We are two minutes from the N2. We are situated 19 km East of Plettenberg Bay (towards Port Elizabeth), take the turn-off to your right called 'Kurland Village'. There are also signs towards the Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. Follow the signs and you will find us just down the road.

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The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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