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Elephants don’t wait for people!

Elephants don’t wait for people!

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Once we had been briefed on safety first with the Elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview, we began our amazing interaction with the Elephants (which lasted about 1.5 hours of majestic fun) before embarking on our very first Elephant back safari ride!

It was time we all got a chance to lead the Ellies by their trunks, basically entailing each person holding the tip of their trunk and leading them slowly around the grounds.  FYI – the inside of an Elephants trunk is pink, and slimy, and is the opening of their 2 nostrils which act like 2 mouths!  This Elephant interaction is quite a messy affair but so absolutely worth every minute and every penny! Once we had all had a turn leading the Ellies one by one, it was time to climb onto the ‘jungle gym’ which acted as the docking bay for the Elephants, before they took us on our ride around the forest! Albeit as slow as Elephants are, and as quiet as their giant foots steps around the trees, we were warned if we do not hurry to climb up the jungle gym, and onto an Elephant… we’d miss our ride as Elephants don’t wait for people!

Visit our blog next week for part 3 of our adventures at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview, only 43 minutes’ drive from Destiny Country Lodge.


Enjoy a memorable stay at Destiny Country Lodge while visiting the surrounding attractions.


Destiny Country Lodge is situated just outside of White River, Mpumalanga.

The lodge is 5 minutes from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) and offers shuttle services to and from the airport.

Direct flights are available between KMIA and Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo airport & Lanseria), Cape Town, Durban, Zambia (Livingstone), Polokwane (Polokwane International Airport), allowing for convenient transfers. When traveling to the Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga, Destiny Country Lodge can be used as your base while exploring the Kruger National Park (40 minutes to Numbi Gate) as well as Nelspruit, Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest, Barberton, Hazyview, God’s Window, The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, The Blyde River Canyon and various cultural villages.



32 Airport Road (R538),
Plaston, White River, Mpumalanga
South Africa
Reservations: +27 (011) 100 4436
Lodge: +27 (0)13 751 6600
Manager: +27 (0)83 467 6400