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Mystic Monkeys and Feathers ZOO

Portion of Portion 41, Farm Buffelsdrift 179 JR, Rust de Winter, 0407, South Africa
+27 12 5210335
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Owner description: Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Zoo, a mere 45 minutes drive North from Pretoria, host one of South Africa's largest private primate collections featuring 38 species, in addition to a large number of beautiful, exotic birds. The zoo is also home to predators, such as White Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs and other interesting animals. Surprise your family with a tour through Mystic Monkeys and Feathers and enjoy the park's tranquillity, tidiness and vastness under guidance of our well trained guided, who will escort you to the enclosures where you will learn interesting facts about our beautiful species. Mystic Monkeys and Feathers is open daily from Monday to Friday from 9am till 4pm.
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Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The highlight for me was getting to see the lions up close. I will recommend it for a family outing/educational tour.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited in December 2013. It's an easy day trip from Johannesburg and a nice fun day out. It can get very hot in December though and without much shade, you'd better remember to wear a hat. And comfortable shoes or sandles because you walk quite a bit. We had a guided tour. Our tour guide was okay. Not the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I got to play with the cubs and had photos taken, That was very cute and although they were biting it was not that bad. The cages of the monkey are very small and many of the other animals were restless.

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The highlight was the interaction with the cubs. The animals are well looked after. The owner gave us a tour to the lion camps. I would not recommend taking children to the camps. If you do take them with, keep them at a save distance at all times.

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Limavady, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I know it seems very tempting and we'd all love to cuddle an adorable tiger cub. But this practice in South Africa whilst legal is morally repugnant. What happens to these animals after they are too big to pet? Well looks like they are sold on to private collectors. I'm sure that your reason for wanting to visit this place... More

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Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Interaction with lions and tigers is a must. Was really nice. The gardens are stunning and well maintained

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went there for a outing and a tour. Some very strange looking apes. We could touch and play with the baby tigers and touch a grown one as well.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Really not impressed with the upkeep at Mystic Monkeys. I am no animal rights activist but seemed like it wasn't up to standards for taking care of such magnificent animals. We paid to go into the tiger cub cage which was great but there was no supervision. No supervison with growing Tiger cubs!!! We were bitten several times with no... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the animals and staff!!! they made it so much fun and exciting. Best part was playing with the tiger cubs!!!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A good day out if you are in the area but I would not travel far to visit. A wide variety of primates, however I do think they could provide more information about each species. The guided tour around the site was also not very informative. Watching the free roaming meerkats is quite entertaining. Whilst they do offer interaction with... More

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