lephant Whispers is an elephant interaction and safari venue located on the banks of the Sabi River, next to Hippo Hollow hotel on the R40 in Hazyview – South Africa. 100 KM from Hoedspruit via Acornhoek and Bushbuckridge. Allow yourself an hour and a half to get from Hoedspruit to Elephant Whispers for an elephant ride with interaction.
Elephant Whispers have six tamed and trained elephant, varying in ages from nine to twenty six years. Lindiwe, the youngest, is Elephant Whispers’ much loved female. Medwa, Andile, Shamwari and Ziziphus are the ‘teenagers’, and Tembo, the six ton gentle giant heads up the Elephant Whispers’ herd.
These elephant were rescued from planned culling operations in Game Reserves by Elephants for Africa Forever (EFAF). EFAF are committed to conservation and to excellence in the taming and training of elephant and their handlers and guides. Rory and Lindie Hensman’s kind and gentle training methods ensure the elephant handlers and elephant work together in total harmony. The domestication and training process is achieved by applying the principles of the well tried and proven bilateral ‘ask and reward’ system, wherein mutual trust and respect between humans and elephant are honoured.
At Elephant Whispers guests can experience the thrill of being close to these magnificent creatures and witness their intelligence, their compassionate nature and sheer delight interacting with their human counterparts. There are various activities on offer for visitors to Elephant Whispers.