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Posted on: Monday, 7 March 2011

Win a Luxury Elephant Encounter (Closed)

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Elephant Back Safaris

WIN a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the luxurious Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge – 2 nights for 2 persons in luxurious 4 star accommodation, sumptuous cuisine and elephant encounters, in exquisite natural surroundings.

Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge is located a short distance from Port Elizabeth, bordering the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, in an exclusive malaria-free conservancy. The Tented Camp is perfectly designed to blend discreetly into its surrounding valley bushveld environment; the remarkably spacious, sophisticated suites – some nestled in the Yellowwood forest and others set on a hillside offering extraordinary views – are elevated on wooden decks each with an outdoor spa bath. Luxuriously decorated to evoke Hemingway’s Africa of yesteryear, this is an oasis of calm affording quiet reflection against the tranquil backdrop of the African bush where giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and eland browse and graze at your doorstep. All meals of the day can be enjoyed at our open-sided restaurant which incorporates a bar area and open-air boma, all overlooking the elephants’ much loved waterhole.

The Prize

Valued at R10 000, the prize includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 persons sharing for 2 consecutive nights
  • All meals
  • Elephant back rides
  • Elephant bedtime encounter
  • Two bottles of wine

We offer you the exhilarating experience of riding these magnificent animals. Revel in the natural beauty of the environs and its wildlife from your lofty seat as these gentle giants amble through the African bush. After the ride, walk with them through the diverse valley bushveld, ravine and forest habitat. At the conclusion of the walk, enjoy rewarding the elephants with their favorite treats.

A once in a lifetime journey, at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients …

“Absolutely fantastic 3 days spent in this most beautiful of places. Got to ride and interact with elephants, which has certainly been on our wish list. All the staff were very friendly, welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Food was lovely and plenty of it. The lodges were amazing especially the jacuzzi and verandas, with fantastic views of the surrounding hills. Even the squabbling monkeys who woke us up in the early hours, didn’t dampen the enjoyment. If we get the chance we will definitely be going back.” – The Baylis family, Reading – England (stayed: April 2009)

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Terms & Conditions

  • The prize is valid for 6 months from the date on which the winner is announced.
  • Redemption of prize is subject to availability.
  • The prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Transportation to and from Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge in the Eastern Cape, for own account. Self Drive from Addo is not recommended (rough gravel road), we recommend you take advantage of our guided road transfer through the historic mountain pass or a scenic air transfer over the spectacular Zuurberg mountains. Both options depart from our Addo office daily. Prices will be sent to the winner.
  • The competition is open to all except employees of SA-Venues.com and Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge, their families and advertising agencies.
  • Decision of judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Competition CLOSED (midnight 17th May 2011).
  • Congratulations to Charna Chapman (South Africa) who has won this won­der­ful prize.
  • Many thanks to all who entered! See other competitions at Win with SA-Venues.com

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Addo Elephant Park Lodges
South African Wildlife
South African Game Reserves

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30 comments about Win a Luxury Elephant Encounter (Closed)
  1. March 7th, 2011 at 19:30
    Cebile dube says:

    Sounds like fun.id really like to go on an elephant safari

  2. March 7th, 2011 at 19:33
    Cebile dube says:

    Sounds like fun ! ! !

  3. March 10th, 2011 at 00:03
    fay says:

    This must be the most amazing experience – riding on the backs of the elephants and the accomodation looks so tranquil and peaceful – real paradise !!!!!

    The interaction with the elephants would be the highlight of such a win!!!!

  4. March 10th, 2011 at 09:51
    Norma Smith says:

    Would love to win the prize for two to Addo

  5. March 10th, 2011 at 10:33
    Rani Moodley says:

    This would be an awesome experience, a once in a lifetime opportunity!

  6. March 10th, 2011 at 10:36
    Samantha says:

    I would love to go on this amazing trip.

  7. March 10th, 2011 at 10:41
    Sharon Botha says:

    This has to be the ultimate experience in a life time!!

  8. March 10th, 2011 at 11:22
    Moss Masango says:

    It soud great really to visit elephant safari logde

  9. March 10th, 2011 at 11:39
    Jeanette Sikhathi says:

    Ii would like to have this experience. Riding on the back of the Elephant sound very fascinating and scary. I think it will be fun and enjoyable

  10. March 10th, 2011 at 11:40

    What a gorgeous place for a holiday!
    looks very exciting.I would love to sit on the elephant, such a graceful giant.

  11. March 10th, 2011 at 11:49
    Cobus van den Berg says:

    What a pleassure it would be to meet our African giant friends who live as long as we do but who has a better memory!

  12. March 10th, 2011 at 11:54
    Daphne Baloyi says:

    I would give anything to go on this trip. Elephants are my favourite animals and seeing them nine 9 will be amazing. can I please win win win win…

  13. March 10th, 2011 at 12:23
    Joe says:

    You cannot get a better accomodation than this…absolutely stunning.

  14. March 10th, 2011 at 12:57
    NAOMI MOOR says:

    Wow what an amazing experiance it would be riding on the back of such a majestic animal. and the accomidation is exquisite that would be heaven on earth…

  15. March 10th, 2011 at 14:21
    Palesa says:

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity… would be great to get away from the hustle & bustle of Johannesburg for a while, and a great birthday present as well :)

  16. March 10th, 2011 at 14:41
    mpho says:

    Wow!!! I wouldn’t miss that for a dime, sounds so great…

  17. March 10th, 2011 at 14:59
    simon.zandanela says:

    i would really love to experience this

  18. March 10th, 2011 at 15:05
    Samy says:

    Hi it looks amazing, with a lot of activities…

  19. March 10th, 2011 at 18:29
    Sadeeka says:

    It really sounds like fun!

  20. March 10th, 2011 at 19:00
    Cyril Lewis says:

    People are always going overseas yet the best holidays and experiences like these are found in our own country. Go, Addo Elephant Back Safaris and Lodge

  21. March 10th, 2011 at 22:15
    Anton says:

    Great expectations—just to be out there and to be in touch with nature is surely a major privilege.

  22. March 10th, 2011 at 22:49
    rejoice says:

    wow beautiful and actually this is what i need as i normaly speed most of my time at work. a peace of mind

  23. March 11th, 2011 at 07:31
    joyce says:

    What a blessing from such magnificent animal in a magical place such as nature … it throughly will be astounding!!

  24. March 11th, 2011 at 13:54
    Tanya says:

    In all it’s magnificence, the elephant is a symbol of grace therefore it’s the only animal selected to carry relics in religious processions… An opportunity such as this, does not present itself everyday therefore, the mere thought of winning this prize is simply awe-inspiring.

  25. March 11th, 2011 at 21:22
    Cecelia says:

    that is what like see is all the elephants. spend sometime away from home.

  26. March 14th, 2011 at 12:08
    Ayanda says:

    this looks and sounds like fun

  27. March 19th, 2011 at 10:16
    Jean Barclay says:

    African skies,sun, bush,luxury accomodation AND UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH WONDERFUL ELEPHANTS-HEAVEN

  28. March 26th, 2011 at 09:57
    Miguel robleto says:

    Love it bring it on.RR RR

  29. April 11th, 2011 at 13:40
    Petro says:

    What an awesome experience this must be!

  30. April 14th, 2011 at 13:53
    MURIEL BROWN says:

    What an opportunity!!! The chances of winning a spectacular get-away holiday like this don’t come around all that often!!!