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

Are you seeking a unique and memorable wildlife encounter, one where you can participate in an Elephant Ride and Interaction experience with Africa’s gentle giants?

Enjoy these intelligent creatures as you submerge yourself in an experience that is both educational, informative and best of all interactive. Captivate your senses; feel them, touch them and smell them.

Witness the ultimate trust between man and animal, as you saddle up for an elephant ride on top of the world’s largest mammal. This is truly a mesmerizing experience that should not be missed.

Price per adult – R 1460

  • 12 years and older are seen as adults
  • Children 2-11 years are charged at R730
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests will be given a safety briefing and will be required to sign an indemnity before meeting the Elephants
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice
Elephant Interaction | Lion Roar Safaris

What is included in the rate

1 hour interaction including an introduction of the elephants, opportunity to feed an elephant, take a photo with an elephant and interacting with an elephant that will be lying down. After the interaction, there will be a 30 min elephant ride.

Daily time slots

09h00, 12h00, 16h00

Location of sanctuary

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

How does the Elephant Ride and Interaction work?

  • Once you have arrived at the Elephant Sanctuary, you will enter the establishment where you will be greeted by the staff.

  • You can then present your name and surname or the name under which the booking was made to a staff member.

  • Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the activity.

  • If you are early you are welcome to enjoy a beverage or a snack at the sanctuary cafe.

  • When it is time for the activity, you will meet the guide and the elephants at the point where the interaction will take place.

  • Now you will enjoy your close up 1-hour elephant interaction, where you will be delighted with interesting information about elephants and this is also where you will get the opportunity to touch, feel, and smell the elephants up close.

  • After the elephant interaction, you will go to the point where the elephants will be saddled up. This is where the fun begins. Enjoy a 30 min elephant back ride.

  • After the elephant interaction is completed you can depart on your next adventure.

How to Book your Elephant Ride and Interaction Activity

  • Simply email us with the following information:

  • How many Adults and children want to book

  • The date that you want to book the Elephant Interaction activity

Elephant Ride | Lion Roar Safaris
Elephant Ride and Interaction | Lion Roar Safaris

Why should I book the Elephant ride and interaction activity with Lion Roar Safaris?

  • As a safari specialist, we take our guests to the elephant sanctuary regularly. We can also give you additional information about the activity. 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 to the elephant ride and interaction?

  • Winter time, bring with something warm to wear.
  • Summertime, bring with a bottle of water or alternatively you can purchase this at the sanctuary shop.
  • You can also bring with you sunscreen, a hat, a cap or sunglasses to protect against the sun (Usually there is enough shade available where the activity takes place).
  • Bring your camera with you.
Elephant Ride and Interaction | Lion Roar Safaris
Elephant Ride and Interaction | Lion Roar Safaris

When is the best time to visit the elephant sanctuary?

Elephant activities like elephant ride and elephant interaction, interaction only, etc. can be enjoyed throughout the year. If the weather affects the activities, the sanctuary will try their best to reschedule the activities accordingly.

Terms and Conditions

By booking the Elephant Ride and Interaction 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 activities. This indemnity binds you to the rules and regulations of the establishment hosting the activities. 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 ride and interaction activities, you acknowledge the fact that the responsibility falls on the Elephant sanctuary hosting the mentioned activities 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 Elephant Ride and Interaction experience today!