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Cape Town: Elephant Experience

When planning a trip to Africa it's a MUST to see elephants... Everything else is irr(elephant) ;)

In Africa, there is what is known as "THE BIG 5" - these are considered the hardest to hunt animals in the world, and the most iconic animals of Africa. The Big 5 includes lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and elephants.

Indalu Game Reserve has a variety of excursions to choose from, and they are most known for their elephant interaction experience. Africa is known for its wildlife, and if you've started doing any research, you've seen the unlimited selections of places to experience the authentic and beautiful African wildlife.

After making my second trip to Indalu Game Reserve it's safe to say it is ELEPHANT HEAVEN, and if your dream is to get up, close and personal with the largest land mammal, then without any hesitation I would recommend Indalu!

To start off, the team at Indalu are the biggest sweethearts. They were super accommodating from start to finish - I honestly felt like family when I left. I spent most of my time speaking with the owner Gerhard, and you can feel his passion for animals which makes the experience even better!

Indalu is pretty much a one stop shop if you are looking to spend time with elephants AND experience a safari!

My favorite experience they offer is WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS.

What I respect and love about Indalu is they let the elephants decide if they feel like walking with you that day... They don't force any of them. They are not chained, there are no sticks that scare them... Just the elephant and their trusted care taker.

You walk 1 kilometer (which goes by way too fast - I didn't want it to end!) and then you get to their feeding area where you can hand-feed them fruit! I loved every second of this! You can feel their tongue and how strong their trunks are! I

can't put into words how magical this experience is... I fell in love with elephants even more after my time at Indalu.

During the walk and feeding, you are free to snap some photos of a lifetime or you can fully immerse yourself in the moment, and I believe they offer to take photos of you if you'd like!

The perfect day ends with a scenic drive where you see some of the wildlife Indalu has to offer!

Indalu Game Reserve has many different options to choose from on their site, so I totally recommend checking them out and finding the best option for you!

My next trip to see them will be to stay at one of their gorgeous accommodations that overlooks a gurgling brook and sits in the middle of their large plot of land. The coolest part is that this allows some of the wildlife to come within feet of your stay!

If you have any questions about my experience with Indalu, please do not hesitate to drop me a line. I am SUPER passionate and supportive of this place, and would love to give you any information I can!



Phone Number: +27 (0) 82 888 0577 // +27 (0) 82 990 3831



Mariah McAlpin


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Thanks for taking time to read my blog post! I hope you find value in it! If you're new to seeing my content, Hi my name is Mariah! I love sharing my take on fashion, travel, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, bridal and more!

I have been writing + creating photo/video content since I was about 12 years old (2007) - never in my wildest dreams thinking I could be doing this as a full time job 10 years down the road.

I moved to South Africa shortly after meeting my husband and we got married 5 years later (2020)! We often travel back and forth between Florida, USA and Cape Town, South Africa - both of them home to us.

I have two puppies, Chai + Bentley. And I hope to be telling you about children some day soon!

Until then, I will keep sharing my current passions, tips + tricks, thoughts + tools for life! The adventure continues....!



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