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Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

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Address: R512 | Old Rusternburg Road, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
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+27 12 258 9904
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Amazing Experience - love the Monkeys!!

Visited as part of a weekend trip - had an awesome guide - lots of humor and jokes in his delivery - loved it! saw a broad range of monkeys / Lemurs and all up close and personal.

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Rhys O
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited as part of a weekend trip - had an awesome guide - lots of humor and jokes in his delivery - loved it! saw a broad range of monkeys / Lemurs and all up close and personal.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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140 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to monkey sanctuary. On a hot summer day it is a special walk as you have raised wooden platforms and all under indigenous trees and shaded. So while temperatures were very high the day we visited it was a pleasant one hour tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and we stopped at different points and engaged... More 

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KoosVanTonder, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this special review about us. We are so happy that you had the chance to see some of the little ones. They are usually so well hidden by mom that you don't always see them. Hope to see you again soon in the "cool" park. Regards More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience if you are in the area - basically a guide-led tour along a raised wooden walkway in a large wooded area giving the chance to see groups of different apes - various lemurs; spider monkeys; squirrel monkeys and capuchins. The monkeys climb trees, feed and in some cases join visitors on the walk way so that you... More 

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KoosVanTonder, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We and the pick "pocketers" hope we will see you soon again. More 

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

I love the interaction with the monkeys sitting on our shoulders and heads ! They are so warm and cuddly and kind and express their way of doing things , this monkey park can use all the visitors possible to able them financially to feed the monkeys and give them the deserving love they need , most monkeys are rescues... More 

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

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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KoosVanTonder, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It's only our pleasure to give them a second change to be wild again. More 

Puget Sound, WA
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

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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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 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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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 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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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

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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Thank Kenneth B
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

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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