Bushbaby and Monkey Sanctuary

Description

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. Primates, such as our squirrel, spider and capuchin monkeys, Previously raised as household pets, or bred for the pet trade, the monkeys are introduced to a wild world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural environment as possible.

Itinerary

What to expect:

  • Tour Duration – 4 Hours
  • We travel past Lanseria Airport and the Hartebeespoort dam area
  • On arrival we you will be guided by a local guide through the sanctuary
  • Actual tour is about an Hour in duration and approximately 3km is walked on elevated walkways were the primates are spotted in their natural environment
  • The experience is described as a non-interactive game-viewing opportunity to see once-captive primates in a wild environment
  • Casual walking shoes are preferable

Elephant Sanctuary Hartebeestpoort

We travel past Lanseria airport and over the Hartebeespoortdam to reach the Elephant Sanctuary. Depending on the activity that you choose we will advise on the departure time.

Morning experience

Short walk with the elephants trunk-in-hand. See where the elephant sleep at night in their stables. Feed the elephants. On some hot days you may even see the elephants swimming. Lunch on the main deck overlooking the elephants. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera.

Afternoon tour

You will be introduced to our elephants in the mountain area, uphill walk approximately 200m, and here you will be able to touch and interact with our elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Short walk with the elephants trunk-in-hand. See where the elephant sleep at night in their stables. Feed the elephants. On some hot days you may even see the elephants swimming. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera.

What’s included

  • Tourist Guide fee
  • Vehicle, fuel, tollgate fees
  • Water on the vehicle
  • Entrance fees

What’s excluded

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Important information

Departure

As arranged from your Hotel or Guesthouse

Departure Time

09h00

Return Time

13h00

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 14 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 60% if cancelled 21 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 50% if cancelled 28 days or less before departure