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Monkey Sanctuary Tour

Hartbeespoortdam

Activity Description

The Monkey Sanctuary is a privately owned, non-subsidised sanctuary, covering approximately 7 ha, situated alongside the elephant sanctuary in one of the many kloofs of the Magaliesberg mountain range.

Monkey Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort, North West Province is one of only eight free-release primate sanctuaries globally. Our primates are received on the basis of public donations, and supported by funding generated by our guided tours and sales of our curios.

Primates, such as our squirrel, spider and capuchin monkeys, are given a new lease on life at Monkey Sanctuary. Previously raised as household pets, or bred for the pet trade, our monkeys are introduced to a wild world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural and environment as possible. Our goal is to give them the opportunity to live as they would in the wild.

Monkey Sanctuary recognizes the importance of community education. Not only are our tours highly informative, but we strive to create awareness toward the benefit of releasing primates into sanctuaries such as our own. Guests leave our tours with the understanding that monkeys do not make good pets, and that they are better suited to a natural, free-living environment.

We look forward to guiding you through our Sanctuary, and trust that you will enjoy the splendour of our natural environment to the fullest.

Arrangements

Duration1 hour
WhenWe are open everyday of the year.
WhereSituated west of Hartbeesport Dam on the R512 Road.
WeatherWe will only cancel tours in extreme weather conditions.
What to WearDress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Things to BringCamera & money as we have a Coffee Bar & Curio Shop.
Guests or SpectatorsYour guests are welcome to book and join us on the tour or can wait for you at the Coffee Bar.

Requirements

Minimum Age1 year
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsN/A
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuided Tour of the sanctuary.
Exclusions

Any additional items of a personal nature.
DVD of your tour

Notes

Kids under 4 are for free – do not book or include them in your booking when you book online.
Tours depart on the hour and the last tour departs at 16:00. Leave all loose items in your car and only bring your camera as we have a few monkeys with some special skills.

Customer Reviews

What an awesome experience ! A must for families and animal lovers ! Say no to zoos and yes to sanctuaries PLEASE! - Kim Whittle


We enjoyed a lovely tour at the monkey sanctuary and our guide was very nice and informative. - Adele Jackson


Absoluut fantasties gewees. Die aanskouing van die apies so naby mens, is iets uit die wereld. Mens voel amper deel van die bos-lewe. Die toergids was ook baie proffessioneel en baie vriendellik. Amazing en beveel dit beslis aan vir toeriste. - KARIN NEL


Our family enjoyed the tour. Several monkeys interacted with our family which they loved. A shy lemur even came and touched our granddaughter which was a highlight for her. - Cheryl


Absolutely amazing! Sam is such a wonderful tour guide. We had an incredible time. Thank you :) - Duané Kupfer




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