Category: Testimonials

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May2018

Tina Hasibar

But it was not only the ellies I liked here. I got along very well with the other Volunteers, we made trips and went out in the evenings, played cards, cooked together and had a lot of fun. Also everybody from AERU was very nice, always helpful and I enjoyed ... Read More
May 11, 2018Maud Bonato

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May2018

Ellie Pedrick

When I was in primary school I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied “I want to be an elephant, so I can be Ellie the elephant”. This experience has allowed me to get as close to my childhood dream as humanly possible.
May 11, 2018Maud Bonato

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Apr2017

Tabea Horst

Not only the Elephants were great, but also the other people I met during my time here. So thanks to the other Volunteers from all over the world, which who I went Ziplining in Tsitsikama, Surfing at the Beach, Clubbing in Spotlight (which is definitely better than Flashback!), on ... Read More
April 10, 2017AERU1357

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Apr2017

Leen and Elmi van Beelen

I volunteered at Knysna Elephant Park in 2013 for 6 weeks and my husband for 2 weeks. And even before we left, we knew that we really wanted to come back. Because spending quality time with these beautiful giants, being so close to them, observing them and helping the AERU ... Read More
April 10, 2017AERU1357

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Apr2017

Thibaut Appel

Words are hardly enough to describe what has been the best experience of my life so far. Discovering South Africa and finally meeting my favourite animal was mind-blowing. It makes you feel small and humble towards those amazing creatures. I will always remember the two herds. Shungu is adorable, impatient, ... Read More
April 10, 2017AERU1357

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Apr2017

Sam Elvidge

Whilst working as part of the AERU team I have taken part in lots of activities, such as; cleaning up the Orchard and the Camp, making Enrichments for the ellie’s, getting creative with Dung Paper and Stuffed Ellie’s and doing the ‘Keisha Project’. However my favourite parts by far were ... Read More
April 10, 2017AERU1357

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Apr2017

Megan Carpenter

The aeru team have been outstanding from start to finish and they really do make you feel part of the family. Without people like them being able to volunteer would be impossible. The guides that work alongside these elephants everyday are incredible, they put so much work and effort into ... Read More
April 10, 2017AERU1357

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Apr2017

Hannah Needle

My time as an AERU volunteer has been insightful to say the least, who would have thought I could have fallen in love with so many things in such a short space of time! I have never been a morning person and yet here I get up with little difficulty. ... Read More
April 10, 2017AERU1357

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Apr2017

Kirsten Blackburn

There is so much compassion and understanding between the heard and their guides, and yet so much we just don’t know when it comes to their inner thoughts and mysterious methods of communication. I loved to watch the guides with the elephants, to see how they interacted and the immense ... Read More
April 10, 2017AERU1357