Book an unforgettable Elephant experience at a local Elephant sanctuary with Lion Roar Safaris (Pty) Ltd – Your gateway to the Kruger National Park and the Lowveld.

If you have ever dreamed of hugging or even touching an African Elephant, you are going to love this activity!

Where else than here in Africa can you get the opportunity to walk amongst the giants? Not to mention spending a day with African Elephants! This will certainly be an experience that you will never forget!

Price per adult – R 4500

  • 12 years and older are seen as adults
  • Minimum 2 people
  • No children under the age of 12 years allowed to participate in this activity
  • Guests will be given a safety briefing and will be required to sign an indemnity before meeting the Elephants
Elephant Interaction | Lion Roar Safaris

What is included in the rate

A full day of approx. 11 hours that you will spend at the sanctuary.


07h00 – 17h30

Location of sanctuary

In Hazyview, several minutes away from the Kruger National Park (Phabeni, Numbi and Kruger gate)

How does a day with the elephants work?

Your day will kick-off in the early morning where you will have the privilege to wake the six elephants at their stables. Can you imagine this? The team will introduce you to the elephants. Thereafter you get to help the team brush down the elephants and watch their morning exercises. This is a very special opportunity where you can bond with the animals. Saddle up, and prepare yourself for a ride to remember, on top of the world’s largest mammal. Take the elephants to the Sabie River for their morning drink.

Thereafter you will be able to assist in caring for the elephants the rest of the day. Some of the activities include daily interaction activities and elephant rides. You can also witness the elephants foraging and interacting with one another.

Finally, enjoy a sundowner at the stables as they settle in for a peaceful nights rest. This is most certainly a magical experience. Make sure you are not missing out on spending a day with African Elephants.

How to Book a day with Elephants

  • Simply email us with the following information:

  • How many people you would like to book for

  • The date you want to book a day with an elephant

Spending a day with Elephants | Lion Roar Safaris

Did you know?

At Lion Roar Safaris we can arrange activities like aerial cable tail, white water rafting, panorama tours and more

A day with an Elephant | Lion Roar Safaris

Why should I book the activity to spend a day with an elephant with Lion Roar Safaris?

  • The sanctuary is very popular amongst our guests and we go there regularly. Besides this, we can provide you with any additional information with regards to the elephant activities. Alternatively, you are welcome to book with them directly.
  • If you do want to book with us, rest assure we have safe and secure online payment options.
  • Our prices are the same as the sanctuary with no mark-up fees.

What should I bring with me when spending a day with elephants?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Winter time, bring with something warm to wear.
  • Summertime, bring some water or alternatively you can purchase this at the sanctuary shop.
  • You can also bring; sunscreen, a hat or cap and sunglasses to protect you against the sun.
  • Bring your camera with you.
  • During summertime, it is wise to apply mosquito repellent
A day with an Elephant | Lion Roar Safaris
Elephant Ride and Interaction | Lion Roar Safaris

About the elephant sanctuary?

The sanctuary was established as a safe haven for elephants that were rescued from game culling operations. These elephants are ambassadors for their own species and help people to understand and appreciate their gentle nature and breaking the stereotype of them being only destructive. The sanctuary is home to 6 orphan elephants.

Interesting facts about the African Elephant

More reason to spend a day with these magnificent animals!

  • Female elephants are pregnant for 22 months.
  • An elephant tusk is actually a modified incisor that grows throughout their entire lifetime.
  • Elephants can’t jump, trot or gallop, but they are great swimmers and can use their trunk as a snorkel.
  • Elephants are immensely intelligent and can display signs of grief, compassion and affection.
  • Large molar teeth grind food, such as bark and branches from trees and bushes.
  • If you look at an elephant’s feet, they don’t have hooves but instead they have toenails.
  • An elephant’s brain is the largest of any other land mammals and it weighs over 5kg!
  • Elephants use their large ears to control their body temperature and keep them cool under the African Sun.
The African Elephant | Spending a day with an elephant | Lion Roar Safaris

Did you know?

Lion Roar Safaris specializes in safaris with an open safari vehicle in the Kruger National Park. We can also help with arranging accommodation inside as well as outside of the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas like Nelspruit, White River, Hazyview, Malelane, Komatipoort and Marloth Park.

Terms and Conditions

By booking your elephant activity with Lion Roar Safaris (Pty) Ltd, you agree to the terms and conditions with regards to rules, regulations and cancellation policy of the elephant sanctuary hosting the activity. You will also be required to sign an indemnity form upon taking part in the activity. This indemnity binds you to the rules and regulations of the establishment hosting the activity. By booking this activity, you also acknowledge the fact that Lion Roar Safaris is only assisting you with the making of your booking.  If any problems arise during the course of the elephant activity, you acknowledge that the responsibility falls on the Elephant sanctuary hosting the mentioned activity in Hazyview. Lion Roar Safaris will not be held responsible for any incident, accident, loss of life, personal property or neglect in any way or form.

Book your Ultimate Elephant experience today!

Book your Ultimate Elephant experience today!