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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.

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Monkey Sanctuary Rates:

Rates 1 November 2021 – 31 October 2022

  • R395 per adult
  • R285 per pensioner
  • R220 per child (4 – 14 years)
  • Under 4 - FREE

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, sunblock and/or hat

South African Schools :

  • Primary School Children: R140 p/child
  • High School Children: R170 p/child
  • Teachers: R175 p/teacher
  • Accompanying adults: R225 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 an 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 an 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

  • R1,960 p/adult
  • R1,350 p/child

Itinerary (program only available on weekdays)

  • 07h30 Arrival, Indemnities, Cleaning Stables
  • 08h00 Brush Down. Elephant Interaction program (if not done 10:00) / Husbandry Tasks / Free Feeding
  • 09h30 Tea / Coffee with Rusks / Muffins
  • 10h00 Elephant Interaction Program (if not done 08:00) / Husbandry Tasks / Free Feeding
  • 11h30 Cutting Branches / Cutting Vegetables and or Fruit / Preparing Bedding in Stables
  • 12h30 Finger Lunch
  • 13h30 Introduction / Food Preparation / Meerkat Enclosure Visit
  • 14h00 Monkey Tour
  • 15h00 Feeding / Washing Dishes & Cleaning Kitchen / Enrichment / Husbandry / Quarantine Cleaning / Meerkat Enclosure Cleaning / Monkey Park Cleaning
  • 16h00 Tea / Coffee / DVD and Q&A Session
  • 16h30 Departure

Half Day Program

  • R1,350 p/adult
  • R   940 p/child (ages 8-14yrs)
  • Guests get to choose to either do only the elephants or monkey program.
  • Monkey tours will commence at 08:30

Enquire for available time slots. All departures are subject to availability. A minimum of 4 and a 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.

Please contact Reservations Manager:
Tel: +27(0) 12 258 9904/5/6/7/8

Cell / WhatsApp: +27 73 882 7358

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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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