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Elephant Interaction & Ride

Lunch at Hippo Hollow in Hazyview by Elephant Whispers


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Experience the intelligence and compassionate nature of African elephants on this interactive elephant experience in Hazyview. You’ll have a chance to get to know the elephants better and touch them to feel their rough skin. You’ll also experience exchanging trunk greetings with your new friends.

Once you’re comfortable, professional elephant handlers will help you get onto the elephant’s back for a ride through the bush to see the world from their point of view. You’ll be able to get off at any time and walk during your elephant experience. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a three-course lunch at Hippo Hollow.

What people say

My experience was unbelievable, deffinetly one that I would definetly do again, time and time again....  -  Tarryn Pienaar.



1 hour 25 minutes


Throughout the year, apart from Christmas Day and New Year's Day when the facility is closed.


Elephant Whispers is in Hazyview, next to Hippo Hollow Hotel on the R40. GPS Co-Ordinates: SOUTH -25° 1’ 39.2268” | EAST 31° 7’ 30.9822”


The activity may be delayed or rescheduled should there be a thunderstorm or heavy rain.

What to Wear:

At midday in the summer months it can get very hot, please wear cool clothing and bring a sunhat. It is more comfortable to wear long trousers and closed shoes when riding the elephant.

Things to bring:

Camera with a spare memory card and extra batteries Sun Screen

Guests or Spectators:

Visitors not taking part in the activity are welcome to wait at Reception, unfortunately they will not be able to watch the elephant activity.

Min Age:


Max Weight:

Inclusions & Exclusions


Interaction and ride with lunch at Hippo Hollow Hotel


Items of a personal nature Refreshments during the activity and at lunch at Hippo Hollow Hotel

Opinions On Elephant Interaction & Ride

What the locals say about Elephant Interaction & Ride.

Tarryn Pienaar

My experience was unbelievable, deffinetly one that I would definetly do again, time and time again.


Very impressed. Staff was excellent with both the tourists and the elephants. I grew up close to the Kruger and thought that I new everything with regards to elephants. Wrong, the interaction and information shared was way above my wildest expectations. I gladly promote the experience to all my friends and colleagues.


Elephant Whispers is a wonderful place amidst lush gardens. Personal is very friendly and we always feel free to ask them any questions we want about the elephants. They know very well these incredible animals. The interaction with the elephants was an incredible moment. The ride with Tembo was really an incredible moment too for the whole family. Hippo Hollow is also a nice place and we really enjoyed the good food at their restaurant. We wilk keep plenty of good memeries of this wonderful day. Thank you !

Elsabe Kruger

It was really special - something we'll like to do again.


Midway between the Drakensberg escarpment and the Kruger National Park is where you’ll find Hazyview.
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