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Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

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R104, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
+27 12 258 9904
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We had the most amazing time here. Our guide was friendly, informative and really took the time so... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Melony S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Definite must

Most amazing experience. The tour guide Charles was amazing. The feeding of the monkeys is a must... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cindy-lee S
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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R104, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
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+27 12 258 9904

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the most amazing time here. Our guide was friendly, informative and really took the time so we enjoyed ourselves. The spider monkey sat with us and just stole my heart. Thank you for a magical experience,

Thank Melony S
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback!! Regards

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Most amazing experience. The tour guide Charles was amazing. The feeding of the monkeys is a must. Will definitely be back. A definite must if your in the area and totally worth the price.

Thank Cindy-lee S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Its always a lovely walk through the sanctuary. Our guide was very helpful. The walk was unrushed. The monkeys were well behaved and entertaining.

Thank CelesteBreenabnb
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Regards

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I did this tour in a package with the elephant sanctuary, and was not impressed. Tour guide was rude to us Very rushed And the “sanctuary” is an aviary filled with monkeys. Paid $40AUD for what felt like a 5minute walk through a large aviary....More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. I am sorry to hear that you find our facility disappointing. WE have a 7ha farm where our primates roam free in. There is approx 156 primates that lives in our...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The first 10 minutes of the walk was very nice and we have interacted with some monkeys, which was very nice, however the rest of the walk was extremely disappointing as we didn’t see any monkeys or any other wildlife and you literally walk in...More

Thank Arturas_Gabi
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. I am sorry to hear that you find our facility disappointing. WE have a 7ha farm where our primates roam free in. There is approx 156 primates that lives in our...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The monkey sanctuary was an amazing experience and our guide Charles was excellent! We will definitely be back!

Thank Bianca P
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your feedback. Charles is a super guide and valued part of our team. Looking forward guiding you through our sanctuary in the near future again. Regards

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The monkey sanctuary was very informative. Was a nice walk around looking at the monkeys. Our guide Charles was great Very nice afternoon outing

Thank Catnicjack
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had a amazing time with us. Regards

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Sanctuary is fitting name for this place, the giant enclosure is a beautifully maintained space where the monkey inhabitants have free reign. We had the opportunity to get up close to a few of the inhabitants, but we never had contact with them. To me,...More

Thank Evashen M
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We appreciate your honest feedback. Thank you for the kind words and for understanding what we are trying to achieve. Hope to see you again soon. Regards

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

this place was recomended by a friend and did not dissapoint we had a good time and the monkeys were great fun just empty your pockets first we went during the week and there was only 4 of us on the walk round which meant...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward guiding you through our Sanctuary again. Regards

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I love wildlife and go on many safaris but I am normally loathe to visit any sort of animal attraction. If I do visit one it has to be because they are rescuing vulnerable animals from living a life they shouldn’t (I.e. like these monkeys...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review on us. We appreciate your valued feedback and are pleased to hear that you had a amazing experience at our Sanctuary. Regards

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Julandi v
10 April 2017|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
Good day. We are child friendly and kids really enjoy the tour. Adults R295pp Children (4-14) R175 Under 4 free.
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Nicolettevr
7 January 2017|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
Hi there, Our rates for an one hour guided tour is R275 per adult and R175 per child(4-14 years). No booking required. Tours every hour on the hour.
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Beth S
2 October 2016|
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Response from Sanctuary_Management | Property representative |
Good morning Beth. The wooden walkways are all elevated and we have pieces where you walk on a rocky area. Unfortunately not wheelchair friendly.
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