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More about Trunk-in-Hand Programme

Discover Africa’s gentle giants while in Hazyview with an interactive elephant experience. Be led by foot through the forest to meet them in their natural habitat, your hands-on encounter will be facilitated by an expert guide. Touch, feed and interact with these incredible creatures.

Your magical elephant experience will see you bonding and walking hand-in-trunk. For an even more unforgettable day, book an elephant back ride alongside. There’s a wealth of info imparted on the tour that will have you leaving your elephant experience gaining a renewed love for nature.

What people say

Excellent and Informative. Maybe not the stable for too long, smell of urine pretty awful. ...  -  george head.



1 hour 30 minutes


This service is available




This tour will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions

What to Wear:

Flat shoes, comfortable clothes for the walk and a sun hat.

Things to bring:

Sun Hat, Sunscreen lotion, camera & money as we have a great curio shop & Coffee Bar.

Guests or Spectators:

Only booked & paid guests can join us on this tour. Guests not joining the program, are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee on our deck at reception.

Min Age:


Certification Required:

Inclusions & Exclusions


Guided Tour of the Sanctuary Walk hand-in-trunk Experience


Any additional Items of a personal nature. The Elephant Back Ride can be booked as a combo with this tour.

Opinions On Trunk-in-Hand Programme

What the locals say about Trunk-in-Hand Programme.

george head

Excellent and Informative. Maybe not the stable for too long, smell of urine pretty awful.

Gaz Barlow

Excellent day out. Thank You.

Debbie Pratt

It was a wonderful experience. The lecture before the actual elephants was excellent. The elephant trainers/guides were very good. The layout of the sanctuary was nice. it was just excellent.


it was a very nice experience to get so close to those wonderful animals. your guides did a great job thanks again for a wonderful morning


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

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