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Welcome to Monkey Sanctuary

The Monkey Sanctuary sanctuary is one of several sanctuaries in a group of sanctuaries, including the elephant sanctuary that provides for orphaned and abused animals. Situated west of Hartbeesport Dam alongside the Elephant sanctuary it provides an environment where monkeys (primates) can be given their freedom in a natural environment. The sanctuary situated in one of the many Kloofs (Gorges) of the Magaliesberg mountain range provides the perfect environment for Monkeys from around the world.

Our Birthday gift to YOU-on your birthday is a FREE one hour guided tour.
Please present your SA ID/Driver’s License

Rates 1Nov’18 – 31Oct’19

  • R345 per adult
  • R250 per pensioner
  • R190 per child (4 – 14 years)

Tours are on the hour, every hour. First tour 09h00, last tour 16h00.

Please note:

  • Bookings are not essential unless accompanied by a group of 15+
  • The walk is leisurely over a 3km distance
  • Tours are roughly 1 hour long
  • What to bring on tour: a backpack or zipped bag in which to place your loose items
  • Comfortable shoes, camera, sun block and/or hat
  • Please visit our website for additional information, such as directions

South African Schools:

  • Primary School Children: R120 p/child
  • High School Children: R150 p/child
  • Teachers: R155 p/teacher
  • Accompanying adults: R195 p/person

Tour Details

All tours are structured and guided. Children and teachers will walk through natural indigenous forests on elevated wooden walkways and encounter a variety of exotic monkeys in an exquisite natural environment. The experience is described as a non-interactive game-viewing opportunity to see once-captive primates in a wild environment. Tours are highly informative and the walk is leisurely, winding its way through a tranquil forest setting. The aim of the tour is to provide learners with the understanding of the exotic pet trade and what the sanctuary is doing to stop it.

Bookings are required for all school groups
Tour length: 1 hour
Tour Times: 09h00 to 10h00; 10h00 to 11h00; 11h00 to 12h00; 12h00 to 13h00; 13h00 to 14h00
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour starts
All adults to complete indemnity forms. Adults responsible for the children must bring a list of all the children’s names, preferably typed, to be attached to the forms.
A packet of crisps, a muffin and still water are available at an additional rate of R20.00 per pupil

All tours are structured and guided. Children and teachers will walk through natural indigenous forests on elevated wooden walkways and encounter a variety of exotic monkeys in an exquisite natural environment. The experience is described as a non-interactive game-viewing opportunity to see once-captive primates in a wild environment. Tours are highly informative and the walk is leisurely, winding its way through a tranquil forest setting. The aim of the tour is to provide learners with the understanding of the exotic pet trade and what the sanctuary is doing to stop it.

A Day in the Life of a Sanctuary Keeper

The Elephant & Monkey Sanctuary team is proud to offer a new and highly innovative “Full Day Guided Elephant and Monkey program” where you, our guest, are immersed into A Day in the Life of a Sanctuary Keeper. The full-day program is presented at the Hartbeespoort Elephant & Monkey Sanctuary and offers guests the opportunity to get up-close and personal with our African Elephants and Exotic Monkeys in a learning environment.

Full Day Program

  • R1,900 p/adult
  • R1,300 p/child

Itinerary (program only available on Wednesdays)

07:30 - Arrival, Indemnities, Tea and Coffee with Rusk/muffins

08:00 - Brush Down & Elephant Interaction program

10:00 - Tea / Coffee

10:30 - Cleaning of Stables, cutting of branches and vegetables, preparing bedding in stables

12:30 - Finger Lunch

13:30 - Monkey tour

14:30 - Food preparation

15:00 - Feeding, enrichment, husbandry, quarantine cleaning

16:00 - Tea / Coffee, DVD and Q&A session

16:30 - Departure

Full Day program with Accommodation

  • Overnight guest will enjoy Breakfast at 07:00 and then join the program from 08:00
  • Dinner is excluded, however there are quite a few restaurants in the surrounding area for your convenience
  • R2,700 p/adult sharing
  • R1,855 p/child (ages 8-14yrs)

Half Day Program

  • Guest get to chose to either do only the elephants or monkey program.
  • Monkey tours will commence at 08:30
  • R1,300 p/adult
  • R900 p/child (ages 8-14yrs)

Enquire for available time slots. All departures are subject to availability. Minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 participants are permitted on the program. Minimum age of 8 years old permitted with parents present.

Prices exclude transport to and from the Sanctuary, curios and items of a personal nature.

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Please contact Reservations Manager:
Tel: (012) 258 9904/5/6/7/8

Cell: 071 172 6965

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Projects On The Go

Monkey Sanctuary HP 1Conservation in Southern Africa is rapidly becoming unsustainable without the active involvement of the community, especially the younger, more active generation. The Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary and The Elephant Sanctuary group strongly believe that we have to get the younger members of communities involved to instill a passion for the environment and wildlife in them through education.

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Pet Monkeys... Really A Good Idea?

monkey as petI'll introduce you to Joyce, for example. A young female capuchin, she was rather pampered with child-like paraphernalia; a dress and a small hat around her head. Cute, indeed. She had been with her "foster" family since only two months old, bought straight from a breeder. The couple who owned her did not have children, and so decided to substitute the missing link with a primate, albeit a bit smaller...and with sharper teeth.

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WHAT'S ON OFFER AT THE MONKEY SANCTUARY

Come and explore and bring the kids and see what you can expect.

 

Monkey

MONKEYS are haplorhine ("dry-nosed") primates, a paraphyletic group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species. Many monkey species are tree-dwelling (arboreal), although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Most species are also active during the day (diurnal). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent, particularly Old World monkeys.

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Lemurs

LEMURS are a clade of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. The word "lemur" derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology and was first used to describe a slender loris due to its nocturnal habits and slow pace, but was later applied to the primates on Madagascar. As with other strepsirrhine primates, such as lorises, pottos, and galagos (bush babies), lemurs share a resemblance with basal primates.

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Bushbabies

BUSHBABIES Galagos, also known as bushbabies, bush babies, or nagapies (meaning "little night monkeys" in Afrikaans), are small, nocturnal[2] primates native to continental Africa, and make up the family Galagidae (also sometimes called Galagonidae). They are sometimes included as a subfamily within the Lorisidae or Loridae. Bushbabies mainly live in sub-saharan Africa, but not as far south as the Western Cape.

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Contact Us

Hartebeespoortdam, South Africa

+27 (0)12 258 9904

info@monkeysanctuary.co.za