…and at Indalu Game Reserve in the Garden Route it is not only the elephants that have remarkable memories; the visitors leave with a treasure trove of unforgettable memories to last them for a lifetime.
Indalu, the Xhosa word for ‘nature’, is approximately 30 km from Mossel Bay, 20km from Albertinia and just 2km off the N2 towards Cape Town. It is set between the roaming hills and valleys and has been created as a sanctuary for a number of the gentle giants where they roam free in their natural environment.
The highly trained guides, with their vast knowledge of the African bushveld, take guests on close and intimate encounters. Visitors experience game viewing in open vehicles, which give them access to 4 of the Big 5, as well as ten different antelope species and various species of bird, including the beautiful fish eagle and Verreaux's eagle. The malaria-free area boasts a moderate climate with temperatures between 23°C and 35°C from October to April and between 5°C and 18°C from May to September.
The interaction with the elephants open up a new world of understanding for these clever animals. Visitors can enjoy a walk with them and are given the opportunity to touch and feed them a delicious snack bucket.
The experienced and skilled handlers have a very special bond with the elephants. They live very close to them and know their behaviour. Interesting facts and aspects of their actions are shared with the visitors.
It is here that you can experience the African wilderness in the Garden Route and marvel at the diverse wildlife. For visitors that stay over, there is the experience of the night calls of the wild while enjoying evenings under the star-studded skies beside a dancing fire.
An imposing steel gate welcomes you and promises a journey to explore the variety of indigenous trees, fynbos and renosterbos, while the giant euphorbia that adorns the area lends a surreal ancient feel to the reserve.
The game has an uninterrupted flow through 800 hectares of land. While guests enjoy the freedom of the unspoilt nature the wildlife is eternally present. At Indalu they believe in living in harmony with a deep respect for all that is tamed, untamed and untouched.
The whole area oozes a relaxed atmosphere where the pace is slow and the visitors catch a glimpse of Africa, only a few kilometres away from the shores of the Southern Coast of the Western Cape.
1 Hour - 1 Hour 30 Minutes depending on group size. (Includes time for the transfer to and from the starting point.)
Join us for an experience of a lifetime as you go on guided walks with our elephants. Our experienced handlers will introduce you to these gentle giants for an informative session as you get to interact with them and feed them a healthy snack bucket. Up close & personal photos can be taken. Comfortable working shoes is recommended. Weather permitting. As we respect our animals, we do not offer any elephant rides.
30 to 45 Minutes depending on group size. (Includes time for the transfer to and from the starting point.)
Our experienced handlers will introduce you to these gentle giants for an informative session as you get to interact with them and feed them a healthy snack bucket. Up close & personal photos can be taken. Comfortable working shoes is recommended. Weather permitting.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Observe our elephants in their natural environment and learn about their behavior while soaking up the surrounding indigenous fauna and flora, set in the folds of the beautiful Langeberg foothills. Enjoy a game drive where you can observe 4 of the Big 5 / plains game & various bird & wildlife. Binoculars and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Beverages and snacks provided.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Price From: R800 per vehicle
The 4x4 Adventure Experience grade 2-3 route, is tailor-made for the Eco-Adventure enthusiast. This 14km vehicle friendly route flows through magnificent roaming hills, whilst soaking up the surrounding indigenous fauna & flora.
Get the opportunity to see members of our Big 5 and various plains game species.
The route consists of steep climbs and descents that will test your driving skills and vehicle capabilities.
A guided vehicle will ensure your safety and well-being. Bring your own picnic basket with refreshments to enjoy at the halfway mark.
1 Hour (Includes time for the transfer to and from the starting point)
Witness their intelligence, while enjoying a personal encounter with them by being able to touch, feed and interact at leisure. Elephant snack buckets included. Also includes One free refreshment drink per person: water/juice.
Due to the national COVID-19 lockdown, we are closed until 30 April 2020 or further notice. Prominent voices in the travel industry foresee very different times ahead with a painful and delayed recovery period post-COVID-19.
In a “perfect world” we enjoyed a medium to high tourism season from around September - May. Currently, we have no certainty that this will stay the norm. Pro-active, decisive action and strategies are vital until travellers are once again able to travel. Conservation partners play a crucial role to overcome the challenges facing us. You can make a difference by donating any amount you wish today. We look forward to reunite again. Stay safe. Stay well.
Account: Indalu Game Reserve
Standard Bank - SWIFT: SBZAZAJJ
Acc #: 061184551
Branch #: 011545