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Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

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Address: R512, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
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+27 12 258 9908
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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The Monkey Sanctuary is one of several sanctuaries in a group of...

The Monkey 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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This is a great place to go most of these monkeys have been pets some treated badly so now they have a better life well looked after if you are in the area go to see them

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melrose, United Kingdom

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to go most of these monkeys have been pets some treated badly so now they have a better life well looked after if you are in the area go to see them

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Puget Sound, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very nice walk on raised pathways through a forested sanctuary where the rescued monkeys segregate themselves by species. They were eating and playing and one, Mr. T, is allowed to climb up on visitors so that you get an opportunity while he's exploring you to feel his hands and fur. Fun!

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Thank faunadoc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it is a good experience, we would suggest that you wear long sleeved shirt and pants, we got attacked by a monkey they call mister T and as a result one lady walking with us got scratched

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shy, wily, brazen, the monkeys were great characters. The guide encouraged those of us who lagged behind (there is a fair amount of walking up and down some fairly challenging slopes). We learned plenty about the ways of the primates there, including I-like-to-move-it King Julian, a ring-tailed lemur. On the whole, the walkways are of excellent quality and easy to... More 

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West Mersea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a magical wonderland of trees, the whole area is a maze of raised wooden footpaths, these footpaths are worth the visit on their own let alone watching the monkeys as well, they gradually wind their way uphill via two rope bridges to a rocky viewing area overlooking the countryside, then back down via more paths that followed a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rescue sanctuary and at present they have just over 150 monkeys which are trained to be released into this 'wild' setting - the only possibility for monkeys taken from the wild / sold in stores as pets. Each monkey has a story and it is good to see that they are breeding and able to roam free.... More 

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Thank Diana H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We spent a lovely morning with a copy walk through the sanctuary. Well worth doing if in the area with time on your hands

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Thank Andy R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The session was informative , but due to a low range of monkeys , the session tended to become a bit repetitive. Monkeyland in plettenberg bay is probably a better option

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Thank Anuroop N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We truly enjoyed ourselves!! Charles was our guide who thought us a lot more than we thought we knew about these amazing mammals. (Have Charles as a guide when you go. He explained everything to the t, including the trees and plants as well as how the different monkeys use them to their advantage) Will definitely be back in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Thank you for this very informative and interactive tour Our guide (Wiseman) was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable, Definitely something i would recommend to anyone

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