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.
I visited the sanctuary with my sister from Germany. It was my second visit and I absolutely loved i... - Tanja Jack.
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I visited the sanctuary with my sister from Germany. It was my second visit and I absolutely loved it. Will definitely be back. We did the feeding tour and it was amazing with the monkeys walking and sitting on us, even grooming our head.
Javier Fernando Madero Acosta
We loved it! The place, the guides, everything was Perfect. Also, we got back to Mexico last week, when I saw the email for the review, I smiled just by remembering everything. Thanks for the experience. Cheers.
A great experience and kids enjoyed themselves ! Worth paying the extra for the feeding! The sanctuary appears to be run really well and the guide was great. Thank you.
Honestly best experience ever. Loved every minute. Will definitely be visiting again.