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About The Monkey Sanctuary

The Bushbabies 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.

Bushbabies 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 Bushbabies 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.

Bushbabies 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.

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Encouraging Education

We believe in the positive impact of our tour programs, enlightening the public and creating the awareness that monkeys do not make good pets. We courage our staff to do continuous research in matters relating to flora and fauna.

Our Mission

To provide the opportunity for primates to live as they would in the wild. To create awareness towards the benefit of releasing primates into a sanctuaries such as our own. We believe in the positive impact of our programs, enlightening the public and creating the awareness that monkeys do not make good pets.


Our Fantastic Team

An Award winning team with a passion for conservation and rehabilitation.

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    To provide the opportunity for primates to live as they would in the wild. To create awareness towards the benefit of releasing primates into sanctuaries such as our own..

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