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Monkey Tour with Feeding Voucher

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 with feeding of our Primates included.
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.
Please take note that we are not wheelchair friendly due to elevated walkways, rocky slopes – but we can assist with a shorter walking tour that will still be 1 hour long.

Customer Reviews

It was perfect! Our guide was amazing also! Very kind and patient! - Karishma Gosai


I always have a wonderful experience at the Monkey Sanctuary. This is my second tour and I brought my nieces and sister along. My nieces had the BEST time. The youngest (5) has definitely been impacted. She talks about Sarah the Spider Monkey, her best friend, all the time. - Ilse Janse van Rensburg


Absolutely incredible! I have already recommended the tour to friends! 10/10! An absolute must do! - Kristen Johnston


AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS !!!! WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK - Hazel Sacharowitz


I went with my brother to the Monkey Sanctuary on 16 April 2022 at 12pm for the feeding Tour. We had such an amazing experience. The monkeys are well taken care of, they are friendly, they approach you, may even jump on your shoulder. At no time did we ever feel threatened. I have a well based knowledge of fostering Monkeys so I felt very comfortable been around so many at once. The guide was very good. I have a fear of heights and could only leopard crawl over the first bridge and not the 2nd, but we were escorted a back trail where we waited for the rest of the group. This I appreciated a lot as I did not want to spoil the tour for the rest and I was happy to wait for the group - we still had lots of monkeys approach us. It was pouring down with rain, and we were soaked from head to toe, but it was the most amazing, unforgettable experience, so much so that I have booked another tour in May 2022 with my husband. We reside in Mozambique and will be travelling especially for the Monkey tour. Thank you so much for the amazing experience - I ordered the DVD and it was excellent. Thank-you to everyone who made our experience an unforgettable one. See you soon - Diane Van Jaarsveld




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