Volunteer programme - elephant adventures.
Elephant Whispers invites you to come and experience the thrill of riding and interacting with our mighty African Elephants
Conservation is an important component of the South African school curriculum. Learners are encouraged to develop their knowledge of our natural heritage and investigate ways of protecting the environment and our diverse wildlife.
The aim of the Senior School program at Elephant Whispers is to teach students, using a hands on approach, about the physiology of elephant. Senior school groups are made aware of the issues and diverse approaches to conservation. We hope to enthuse Learners to actively participate in conserving wildlife. The content of the information given during the Elephant Interaction varies in accordance to the age of the school group. Primary school groups spend a wonderful hour touching, feeding and learning about African Elephant, and touch on the challenges facing elephant in Southern Africa.
The Elephant Whispers elephants are fulfilling an essential function as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind. We believe they will make a positive contribution towards empowering our country’s youth to ensure the long term sustainable future of elephant in Africa.
DURATION: 1 hour
TIMES: 09h00, 12h00, 16h00
> Explore the rough contours of the elephant’s wrinkled skin, stroke the velvety skin under their
ears, and enjoy the breeze from the cool air being circulated when the elephant gently flap
> Offer a tongue massage to an enthusiastic elephant!
> Have your photograph taken standing under the impressive six ton Tembo.
Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo. The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour.
Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.
INTERACTION & ELEPHANT BACK RIDE
DURATION: 1½ hours
TIMES: 09h00, 12h00, 16h00
> Experience the thrill of close encounters with six majestic African Elephant.
> Learn how to work with elephant, and have a chance to test your newly acquired skills!
> Experienced Handlers saddle you up to take a wander through the trees on the back of a
For a memorable hour, guests have the chance to interact with these enormous creatures – handing out pellets and touching the varying textures of their trunk, tongue, skin and feet.
After the interaction, saddle-up and set off into the African bush on the back of the elephant. Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a journey that was once a privilege reserved only for kings!
- Value for Money: Fair Deal
- Disabled Friendly: No
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Team Building Facilities: No