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.

There is nothing better than interacting with one of Africa’s gentle giants, but  riding into the bush and afterwards watching them play whilst having lunch, will be one ultimate elephant experience.

This wonderful elephant experience will give you the unique opportunity to meet the elephants up close and you will also be able to ride them and see their individual personalities as they play whilst you are enjoying a light lunch. This will most certainly be an event worth remembering.

Price per adult – R 2580

  • 12 years and older are seen as adults
  • Children 4-11 years are charged at R1290
  • 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
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What is included in the rate

2 hours with the elephants including an elephant back ride as well as a light picnic lunch and refreshments.

Daily time slot


Location of sanctuary

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

How does the Ultimate Elephant experience 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 2-hour ultimate elephant experience.

  • During the experience, you will be able to walk with the elephants, interact with them up close and you will also be able to ride them. You will also get to enjoy watching the elephants as they play whilst you are enjoying a light lunch and refreshments.

  • After the ultimate elephant experience is over, you can depart on your next adventure.

How to Book your Ultimate Elephant experience

  • 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

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Did you know?

 At Lion Roar Safaris we provide full day as well as multiple day, stay over safaris in the Kruger National Park. No visit to South Africa is complete if you haven’t visited the Kruger National Park with Lion Roar Safaris (Pty) Ltd.

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Why should I book the Elephant interaction activity 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 to the ultimate elephant experience?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • 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.
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When is the best time to visit the elephant sanctuary?

Elephant activities can be enjoyed throughout the year however, the sanctuary is closed on Christmas Day. If the weather affects the activities, the sanctuary will try their best to reschedule the activities accordingly.

Did you know?

You can book additional things to do or activities in and around the Kruger National Park with Lion Roar Safaris, for example, book a full day trip and see the breathtaking Panorama Route, Chimp Eden, Sudwala Caves, Swaziland and Maputo in Mozambique

Terms and Conditions

By booking an 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 the fact that the responsibility falls under 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!