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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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I did this tour in a package with the elephant sanctuary, and was not impressed. Tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kody D
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Disappointing

The first 10 minutes of the walk was very nice and we have interacted with some monkeys, which was... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Arturas_Gabi
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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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R104, Hartbeespoort 0216, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Kody D
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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What an awesome experience to get close to the monkeys. Yes the monkeys do try steal but everyone is warned about this before you go in. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and not robotic. Beautiful walk as well. Will visit again.

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We are pleased to hear that you had a amazing tour. Looking forward guiding you through our Sanctuary again soon. Regards

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Visited this place whilst staying with friends in Harties as they had recommended it & i can see why. My favourite bit was the monkey interaction, which none of the tourists seemed to do, so it was just me & my husband. Our guide was...More

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. We truly appreciate your honest feedback and are pleased to hear that you had a awesome experience with us. Hope to see you again soon Regards

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had an awesome day out with the 1st Honeydew Cub Group. The tour guide was professional and knowledgeable. He answered the thousands of questions that the cubs had and was so accommodating. Definitely recommend it to others!

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Sanctuary_Management, Manager at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your feedback and glad to hear that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for the kind words. Regards Bush Babies Monkey Santuary

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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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