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      Elephant Sanctuary at Hartbespoort Dam

      A Temporary Home for You and Some Much Larger Guests

      Nestled in the Magaliesberg Mountains, only one hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Elephant Sanctuary at Hartbeespoort Dam lies in a malaria-free area. It is surrounded by natural indigenous bush and is home to impala, klipspringer, baboons, porcupines, caracals, leopards, a host of other small mammals, 350 bird species and, of course, five magnificent African Elephants. The Elephant Sanctuary provides a “halfway house” for young African elephants in need of a temporary home. It is the only operation in South Africa that provides for elephants in this way. It is their vision to release all the elephants into an environment where they can be more independent once they are older. Tuskers Bush Lodge is situated right next to the Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort - South Africa. Guest have the opportunity to stay a short distance from the elephant stables. Situated in the amazing Bushveld atmosphere, are 6 luxury rooms with a communal patio and deck area, overlooking the tranquilizing swimming pool and bush. All rooms are tastefully decorated, with on-suite bathrooms and air-conditioned. Rates are inclusive of Bed and Breakfast. In the surrounding area there are a variety of restaurants ready for your picking.  All activities are optional, these include the Elephant Interaction Program, Elephant Back Riding and the Monkey Tour.

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      Availability & Pricing

      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $71 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, South Africa
      • # of Beds: 18 beds
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • Amenities: Air Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Pool, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation, breakfast
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        Additional Cost:
        All Elephant Interaction program, Elephant back riding, Monkey tour, lunch, curio shop items

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

        Bring a Little of Africa Home

        Bring home a piece of Africa, whether it's a small momento or an incredible piece of art that captures how you feel in this incredible environment.

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        Educational Excursion

        Learn fascinating facts and understand the bigger picture. Knowledge can make safari viewing even more enthralling.

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        Elephant Educational at Hartebeespoort Dam

        Walking with Giants

        One of three Elephant Sanctuaries in South Africa, this extraordinary facility focuses on up-close encounters and the education of the elephants, and interaction, touching and activities with these giants. The sanctuary provides a stress free environment for the animals, as it is aware of the challenges of keeping these beasts in captivity

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