Welcome to the Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay – an elephant experience for life

Welcome to the Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay – an elephant experience for life

An elephant experience for life

The Elephant Sanctuary - South Africa – has three African Elephant Sanctuaries across three provinces in Southern Africa. Elephant Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation


  • Street: Animal Alley, The Crags
  • Suburb: Off the N2 near Natures Valley next to Monkeyland
  • City: Plettenberg Bay
  • Province: Western Cape


  • Telephone: +27 (44) 534 8145
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and as a result, we have relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with our guests.

At the Elephant Sanctuary, our visitors are taken on a journey into the world of the African elephant and are guided through an unforgettable experience with these magnificent creatures and are able to touch, feed and get to know these animals.

We offer visitors the incredible opportunity to walk hand-in-trunk with the elephants and enter the world of the Elephant with Elephant Back Riding.

Bare-back Elephant Back Riding enables us as humans to feel the power and bulk of an elephant in contrast with the quietness, delicateness and grace of these mammoth creatures' movement as they walk/glide across the ground. Understand the height at which an elephant stands and experience their environment from an elephant's perspective!

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+27 (0) 28-3123846
+27 (0) 72 7102129

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