Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary


South Africa
25° 43' 9.858" S, 27° 48' 15.6312" E
General info: 

The Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary is a privately owned multi-specie primate rehabilitation centre situated in Magaliesberg mountain range, close to Hartbeespoort Dam. The sanctuary takes in donated and rescued primates that may have been orphaned, raised as household pets, previously confined to captivity, abused, injured or recovered from the illegal pet trade. They are than rehabilitated for free-release within the natural forested environment of the sanctuary.

Primates’ species at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary include: Spider Monkeys, Lemurs, Bush Babies, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchin Monkeys and Vervet Monkeys.Trained guides conduct educational walking tours along elevated wooden walkways through the indigenous forests and gorges of the sanctuary.

Getting there: 

By car:
Take the R512 north out of Johannesburg, past Lanseria Airport. Turn left at the T-junction towards Brits and past the Pecanwood Golf Estate. Turn right at the sign for Brits toward Hartbeespoort and continue on to the bridge over the dam to a T-junction where you will trun right. Continue on this road to a 4-way intersection at Damrodyn, then turn left and travel for 2.5 km to the entrance of the sanctuary on the left.


R195.00 per adult
R175.00 per pensioner
R95.00 per child (from the ages 4 -14 years)
It is open to the public seven days a week year round.

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