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DURATION: 1 hour
TIMES: 09h00, 12h00, 16h00
> Explore the rough contours of the elephant’s wrinkled skin, stroke the velvety skin under their
ears, and enjoy the breeze from the cool air being circulated when the elephant gently flap
> Offer a tongue massage to an enthusiastic elephant!
> Have your photograph taken standing under the impressive six ton Tembo.
Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo. The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour.
Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.
INTERACTION & ELEPHANT BACK RIDE
DURATION: 1½ hours
TIMES: 09h00, 12h00, 16h00
> Experience the thrill of close encounters with six majestic African Elephant.
> Learn how to work with elephant, and have a chance to test your newly acquired skills!
> Experienced Handlers saddle you up to take a wander through the trees on the back of a
For a memorable hour, guests have the chance to interact with these enormous creatures – handing out pellets and touching the varying textures of their trunk, tongue, skin and feet.
After the interaction, saddle-up and set off into the African bush on the back of the elephant. Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a journey that was once a privilege reserved only for kings!
INTERACTION & ELEPHANT RIDE, WITH LUNCH AT HIPPO HOLLOW
DURATION: 1½ hours followed by lunch
> Witness their intelligence, their compassionate nature and sheer delight of interacting
with their human counterparts.
> Saddle up for a wonderful elephant ride through the African bush.
> Enjoy a tasty three course lunch at Hippo Hollow Hotel overlooking the Sabie River.
After the interaction, saddle-up and set off into the African bush on the back of the elephant, for a wonderful view of our surroundings. During the ride you are able to stop at any time to experience walking with the elephant.
After your interaction & elephant ride, enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch at Hippo Hollow Country Estate.
EARLY MORNING BRUSH DOWN INTERACTION & ELEPHANT BACK RIDE
DURATION: 1¾ hours
> Watch the elephant come out of their stables in the early morning light, exchange trunk
greetings and meet at the water hole for the elephant to enjoy their sunrise drink.
> Experience the privilege of brushing down the elephant, a most rewarding task.
> Embark on an elephant ride at the break of day through the dew kissed Lowveld bush.
Meet at sunrise at the elephant stables to wake the sleepy souls and prepare them for the day. Enjoy the very special treat of helping brush down the elephant; a wonderful, fulfilling activity. Relax atop one of the elephant while you enjoy a typical elephant ramble; meandering down shady paths, enjoying regular stops for elephant breakfast feasting. Round off this wonderful experience with hot beverages and delicious fresh muffins, whilst relaxing on the deck overlooking the Sabie valley. A very special start to the day!
SUNSET INTERACTION, ELEPHANT BACK RIDE & SUNDOWNER
DURATION: 1¾ hours
> Saddle up for a late afternoon elephant ramble through the Lowveld bush.
> Watch out for playful elephant spraying water when around the watering hole for their sunset drink!
> Experience the tranquillity of six African Elephant settling down for a restful night while you
enjoy a sundowner drink.
Late in the afternoon, with a comfortable stable and a good meal waiting, the elephant delight in heading for home. Enjoy this amble with the elephant; walk with them, or saddle-up and enjoy the view from high above the trees. Become a welcome and privileged member of the Elephant group while they peacefully carry out their evening routine. Complete a magical experience with a sundowner drink while listening to the sounds of the elephant settling to sleep.
ULTIMATE ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE
DURATION: 2 hours
> Saddle up for an elephant ride or walk with the elephant through the African bush.
> Take pleasure in the sheer joy sixteen tons of elephant experience as they play and swim in
the dam with absolute abandonment.
> Enjoy a delicious picnic accompanied by South African sparkling wine while the elephant
feast on the surrounding foliage.
On arrival your hosts, the elephant, extend a warm welcome to you! Experience the pleasure of interacting with these amazing creatures and learn about their important role as wildlife ambassadors for the African elephant. Saddle-up and set off into the African bush on the back of the elephant for a wonderful view of our surroundings. During the ride you are able to stop at any time, to experience walking with the elephant too. This allows you to get great photographs of the elephant in the bush and interacting with their Handlers. The privilege of dining with these large mammals will become a reality, as a sumptuous picnic is spread out before you as you watch the elephant cavorting in the dam, and enjoying their mud bath. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and your delicious meal in a peaceful setting, while the elephant whisper their secrets to the breeze in the trees around you.