Walk with Elephants Hand in Trunk at the Crags Elephant Sanctuary

the Crags Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary in the Crags offers a unique experience for visitors to get up close and personal with elephants.

The sanctuary offers an interactive experience with their five resident African elephants, where visitors will be taken on a journey into the world of elephants and guided through an unforgettable experience with these magnificent creatures.

The Elephant Sanctuary offers one-of-a-kind experiences, tours and programs on a daily basis, where visitors will be able to touch, feed and get to know the elephants and observe their interactions with each other.

Each elephant has a different personality and temperament, and there is the incredible opportunity to walk with the elephants, hand in trunk.

Their dedicated staff are committed to positive reinforcement elephant training methods which results in relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with their guests.

Elephant Tours at the Crags Elephant Sanctuary

Guests will be guided on foot through the Elephant Sanctuary to the forest areas where they will be introduced to the elephants.

Here they will have the opportunity to touch and interact with the elephants and walk with them, hand in trunk.

Visitors will learn about elephant anatomy, have the opportunity to feed them, see the shelter where they sleep, and watch them enjoying a swim.

The Elephant Brush Down Tour will also include brushing of the elephants.

A full day guided elephant experiential program, where guests are immersed in a day in the life of an African elephant, focuses on the care, management, behaviour and husbandry of the resident herd.

The full day tour includes tea/coffee, snacks and a finger lunch. 

Guests and children over eight are advised to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and to bring their cameras.

There is a curio shop and you can purchase a DVD of your experience with the elephants.


The Elephant Country Guest House is next to the sanctuary and offers five luxurious suites, perfect for a quiet and tranquil stay.

Each elegant suite includes a TV, tea/coffee facilities and Wi-Fi.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a booking call 044 534 8145 or 066 427 4724 or email plett@elephantsanctuary.co.za

Facebook: @ElephantSanctuaryTheCrags

Instagram: @elephant_sanctuary_plett

The Elephant Sanctuary is found at Animal Valley, The Crags, off N2 near Natures Valley, next to Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay.  Find them on Google Maps.


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