Elephant Experiences in Oudtshoorn

Feedback from our visitors state that we have the best and most interactive Elephant Experiences in the Garden Route.  Early bookings are essential as our elephants are very popular. Clients should arrive 15 minutes prior to activity. Activity will automatically be cancelled if clients arrive 15 minutes after booked time and will have to wait for the next time slot. (Times stated below may change depending on bookings made)
Book an Elephant Feeding | Elephant Walking | Elephant Brushing |

Elephant Feeding

While feeding our elephants you will experience them (Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo) up close and personal.  You will find they may be huge, but are gentle as can be.  You may feed them, touch them and take photos with them while our skilled elephant guides share their knowledge of these gentle giants with you.  Afterwards they will even reward you with an elephant hug as a special goodbye.

Hourly from 09:00 to 16:00 depending on availability.

Elephant Brushing and Feeding

How often do you get the opportunity to brush an elephant? Well, here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge you can brush our 3 elephants. They have been trained and are truly gentle. Enjoy and be part of an elephants natural, daily routine and also be educated on the importance of brushing an elephant. This is a unique, fun and unforgettable experience.

Daily – 09:00 & 16:00 Depending if there is a walk or feeding booked.

Elephant Walking and Feeding

Take a leisurely stroll with our elephants in the early morning or late afternoon.  This is a great way to take in some of our Karoo beauty whilst walking with the biggest land mammals on earth. Afterwards you may feed them, touch them and take photos with them.

Daily – 08:00 & 15:00 Depending if there is a brush or feeding booked.

Meet our Elephants

Our 3 African Elephants are orphans from the Kruger National Park.  Their parents were poached. We are fortunate that they ended up here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge as they are true gentle giants and have great personalities. Elephants are very affectionate and caring animals. You will immediately experience this when visiting ours. You are welcome to ask our elephant guides as many questions as you like.

Jabari – meaning “Powerful” ( he is the youngest & also the naughty one )

Bulelo – meaning “Thank you” ( he is the older and bigger bull )

Malaika – meaning “Angel” (Absolute matriarch, she rules over the males. )