The Elephant Sanctuary

“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent.” Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904–1991). Elephants are one of earth’s most magnificent creatures – gentle but with the ability to crush anything its path and enormous yet unbelievably peaceful. Get up close to one of these awe-inspiring animals by booking an elephant experience with Celestial Gift Experiences.

Celestial Gift Experiences offers an elephant encounter, elephant rides and an elephant encounter with dinner as well as overnight accommodation. If you have a soft spot for elephants then these experiences are just what you need to get to know this incredible animal. The elephant Encounter for Two is a magical experience to have with any friend or family member. Enjoy a day of interacting with the elephants in forest at Hartbeespoort Dam and then walk, holding the elephant’s trunk, through the forest; exploring where they sleep, eat and spend their days.

The Elephant Whispering for Two is an experience you will remember forever. This is great one to do with kids as people of all ages are welcome to take part. Enjoy an hour of meeting six wonderful elephants, touching their long trucks, big ears and their sturdy feet. What a wonderful way to educate your child about how amazing these animals are and how important they are to the world.

The Elephant Encounter for Two including an over-night stay is the perfect getaway for couple that loves animals and nature. Taking place at the beautiful Hartbeespoort Dam in Magaliesberg, you will be guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime. On arrival you will enjoy a thirst-quenching welcome drink and then why not take a dip in the pool or watch the elephants being put into their stables. Later you be treated to a mouth-watering 4 course meal and followed by some quality time in front of the log fire with your partner before returning to your Thandi Honeymoon Suite.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort Dam, Plettenberg bay and Hazyview are continuously striving to ensure the safety and longevity of the elephant species and to educate people about elephants. They believe in forming strong bonds with their elephants; based on trust and respect. Book one of these adventures today and experience something that will change the way you see these extraordinary creatures and leave you with a humbling experience that you will, without doubt, want to do again.

“Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.” John Donne, British poet (1572-1631). Any encounter with an elephant is one you’ll remember forever so why not make it as special as possible and book one of these great experiences. Take a friend, take your spouse or give this experience to someone as a wedding present or a congratulatory gift. You’ll never be the same after you’ve interacted with these unique, compassionate and graceful animals.

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