Elephant Interaction

Educational Elephant Interactions and Safaris

Offering way more than the usual 'Touch and Feed' elephant experience; Adventures with Elephants provide unique hands-on elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris, swims on the elephants, starlight safaris, as well as tailor-made activities such as weddings, teambuilding, corporate functions and filming. Located on a beautiful wildlife reserve situated just an hour and a half's drive North from Pretoria, adjacent to Zebula Golf Estate, Adventures with Elephants is managed by the Hensman family, who have been extremely privileged to live and work with elephants since 1988. They offer you the thrill of hands-on interactions with these magnificent pachyderms and invite you into the elephant's world where you can learn more about elephants in this unique manner, whilst witnessing the elephant's inteligence, compassionate nature and sheer delight in interacting with their human companions. The friendly, experienced and qualified elephant handlers will share their in-depth knowledge and passion for their charges with you, our guest, in this unrivalled and extraordinary experience. For more details on Adventures With Elephants, visit their website on www.adventureswithelephants.co.za


Excursion Details:
ExcursionDurationAdultChild u/12Times
1 HourYes YesPlease enquire with the Adventure and Activity Centre for available times and rates
Additional Information: Maximum 40 people
In addition to interacting with the elephants as outlined above, embark on a 30 minute elephant backed safari or spend time swimming with these gentle giants.
ExcursionDurationAdultChild u/12Times
Interaction & Elephant Back Safari1.5 HoursYesYesPlease enquire with the Adventure and Activity Centre for available times and rates
Interaction, Elephant Back Safari & Swim with Elephants2 HoursYes Not Please enquire with the Adventure and Activity Centre for available times and rates
Tailor-Made Activities * Ask the Adventure & Activity Centre about a tailored activity for you. From engagements, weddings and starlight safaris to filming and corporate activities


Terms and Conditions

Interaction and Elephant Back Safaris * Recommendations: comfortable walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen.

Interaction, Elephant back Safari with Swim with Elephants * (Please note that this activity is only available during rainy seasons and only if our dams are full)
* 1 Hour Interaction – No Age Restriction
* 30 Minute Safari – Only children above the age of 4 years (with adult supervision)
* Safari and Swim – 16 years and older
* Recommendations: Swim costume, shorts and t-shirt to wear over swim costume, camera, sunscreen, change of clothing, sandals/slops, hat. Towels will be provided and showers are available at the Meet and Greet Centre.
* Note that all guests must arrive at Zebula reception 30 minutes prior to activity.
* Safety procedures are explained in detail on arrival.


To book, contact the Adventure & Activity Centre at +2714 734 7730 or adventures@zebula.co.za