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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


All year around.




This service can be cancelled in severe weather conditions.

What to Wear:

Flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera.

Things to bring:

Flat walking shoes, sun hats and your camera.

Guests or Spectators:

Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance. Video of your experience can be purchased afterwards. Attention Pensioners: You qualify for discount, please don’t book online and contact us directly for the discount.

Min Age:


Certification Required:

Inclusions & Exclusions


Education, Interaction and Feeding Elephants.


Any additional Items of a personal nature.

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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