About Adventures With Elephants

Adventures with Elephants started more than 30 years ago in Zimbabwe, when Rory Hensman was tasked with training elephants deemed “unmanageable”. After working with these gentle, intelligent creatures, forging deep relationships and crafting a unique understanding of their nature, Hensman knew that rescuing and training these very special creatures would be his calling. Today, more than 30 elephants have been rescued through Adventures with Elephants, and some have been trained as part of an education initiative - to show their visitors and spectators what magnificent and important animals they are.

There are currently three elephant cows and two bulls at Adventures with Elephants in Bela Bela, as well as two young ones that have recently been added to the family (Zambezi and Bela, who were due to be culled). These elephants share the scenic reserve with kudus, warthogs, meerkats, giraffes, steenboks, and zebras.

At Adventures with Elephants, visitors can interact with the elephants in close, personal encounters. Learn more about their personalities, the way their bodies work, how they behave, and how intelligent they really are. Touching their hardy skin, feeling the little hairs on their bodies, and looking into their eyes is an experience that will never be forgotten.

Keeping the animals healthy and stimulated is a priority at Adventures with Elephants. So, they have plenty of interaction with one another and their humans, and they get to roam the reserve, which covers an area of 300 hectares, at leisure. They have toys like balls to keep them agile and active, and plenty of spots to cool down and bathe.

Elephant populations are under serious threat, thanks to poaching and habitat loss. In response, Adventures with Elephants is dedicated to providing a safe, beautiful habitat for rescued animals, and to using their residents to help humans to learn. There is the overriding goal of encouraging people to make a difference, even in small ways. Be part of this important and special adventure by visiting Adventures with Elephants in Bela Bela, Limpopo.

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WhereD1000 Rd, Mabula District, Bela Bela, Limpopo. (Adjacent to Zebula Country Club). Please DO NOT navigate using Google Maps to get there.

WhenBooking in advance is recommended.
Standard Activity Times: 08h00 (Summer - 1st September to 30th April), 08h30 (Winter - 1st May to 31st August), 12h00 and 15h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)14 734-7700 or +27 (0)79 431-7655

OvernightStay nearby in Bela Bela, in Limpopo


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