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The Ultimate in Animal Interaction!
Take a walk on the Wild Side! Zebula offers amazing experiences and interactions with animals...
Activity Contact Details
For more information on any Adventures, Activities or Sport & Leisure Facilities, contact the Zebula Adventure & Activity Centre on +2714 734 7730 or
Elephant Back Safaris
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


Excursion Details:
Excursion Duration Adult Child u/12 Times
                Interaction                 1 Hour Yes
Please enquire at Adventure & Activity Centre
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.
Child u/12
Interaction &
Elephant Back Safari
1.5 Hours
Please enquire at Adventure & Activity Centre
Elephant Back Safari &
Swim with Elephants
2 Hours Yes
Please enquire at Adventure & Activity Centre
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

Elephant Interaction
* Age Restrictions: We welcome children of all ages (with adult supervision)

Interaction and Elephant Back Safaris
* Age Restrictions: 8 years and older to do the safari on their own and ages 4-8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
* Recommendations: comfortable walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen.

Interaction, Elephant back Safari with Swim with Elephants
* Age restrictions: 12 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