Adventures With Elephants: Unforgettable elephant interaction experiences in Bela Bela

Adventures With Elephants

Expect unforgettable, educational interactive elephant experiences for your family when you visit Adventures With Elephants in Bela Bela, Limpopo.

At Adventures With Elephants, you experience way more than just a touch, feed & Photograph you actually get an opportunity fully get to know elephants as well as to get close to these majestic animals as they have been domesticated over the years and can be safely interacted with.

Their story traces back to nearly 30 years ago in Zimbabwe when conservationist, Rory Hensman, was given ‘unmanageable’ elephants to look after. Since then, Rory recieved more than 30 elephants which have been rescued and trained for educational purposes and conservation.

Today, they have also cared for countless other animals like warthogs, kudu and steenbok to name but a few and also support several causes.

Adventure With Elephants also has professional and very knowledgeable guides, who will take you on a journey of discovery into the world of these majestic creatures.

Fun at Adventure With Elephants

There are several activities that you can book as a couple, family or group at Adventure With Elephants.  

You will love their Full Educational Interactions; Elephant Game Drives; Bring & Braai/Self Picnics; Virtual Experiences; Elephant Bathing Experiences and their romantic proposal and wedding packages.

They can also be booked exclusively for photoshoots, film and custom events.

You can make an online booking HERE. Do not leave without a keepsake from their shop.

Their seven elephants are also involved in numerous research projects. But with Covid-19, they now need your help. Consider making a donation HERE or HERE to help save the elephants and visitor centre from closure.

Reviews from previous Adventures With Elephants patrons

“It was amazing to interact with this African giant. Not all humans are so privileged to see these animals, never mind touching them. We can count our blessings. Thank you to Adventure with Elephants for taking good care of these giants,” wrote Kobie on their TripAdvisor page.

Petru-Marti R added; “Wow, we had the most amazing experience with the elephants and the staff. All staff are so welcoming friendly and considerate towards the kids. They went the extra mile to make kids feel comfortable with these gentle giants and even though i was overwhelming at first it ended up in an experience we will never forget and the children can’t stop sharing about it. Choba the elephant was a champion…thank you to all staff!”

Adventures With Elephants is located in Bela Bela, Limpopo. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 14 734 7730 / +27 (0) 79 431 7655; email or visit them online today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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