Monkey Sanctuary tour

Bush Babies Sanctuary

Monkey Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Primate Tour.

Experiencing primates in a natural environment


No interactions with monkeys.

Monkey Sanctuary, actually as close to a natural environment as possible.

Tailor-made ecotourism and wildlife experiences while catering for solo travellers, couples, families, and group wildlife tours.

Monkey Sanctuary

Located in Hartbeespoort, North West Province. An hour’s drive from Johannesburg.


Bush babies Monkey Sanctuary, privately owned. 10ha wild environment location on the side of Magaliesberg mountain range.


Thus perfect location for primate rehabilitation in an environment that is natural to them.


Accordingly, allowing them to lead normal and happy lives. However the Bushbaby Monkey Sanctuary is a non subsidized sanctuary.


And so only one of eight free-release primate sanctuaries in the world.

Experience a variety of monkeys in a natural free-roaming environment.

Home to over 90 rescued and free-released primates. Bush babies Monkey Sanctuary takes in primates that have been raised as pets or rescued from the illegal animal trade.


While all donated and rescued monkeys are rehabilitated and free released within the wild environment of Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary.


Monkey tour leads you through natural indigenous forests on elevated wooden walkways. Accordingly experiencing a variety of monkeys in a natural free-roaming environment within the sanctuary.

Moreover, appreciation of South Africa’s wildlife and its diversity

Monkey on guests shoulders at Monkey Sanctuary

Superior photographic opportunities at the sanctuary, while additionally paired with highly experienced professional guides.

Consequently, providing a unique wildlife experience.

Excellent family or educational tour that is, above all, non-interactive. Thus, viewing primates in an unobtrusive manner.


Monkeys require specific diets and being social animals, hence require group interaction (monkey to monkey) enrichment.


However, many of Bush babies Monkey Sanctuary primates have never had this or have ever touched a tree prior to arrival.


Human interaction at Hartbeespoort Bush babies Monkey Sanctuary is accordingly kept to an absolute minimum.


Furthermore staff at the Sanctuary are not allowed to have contact with monkeys.


While leaving the monkeys to experience life as wild animal rather than domestic pets.

Best ability to contact Ekala for a Sanctuary tour:
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Will respond within 24 hours. Though in most cases less.

Ekala’s wildlife and Monkey Sanctuary tours can thus be adapted to the client’s individual needs.

Therefore, accommodating specific tour and personal requirements.

Above all – no interactions!

Ekala Eco Tours offer the Monkey Sanctuary as an individual tour or part of a full-day tour.

Because of the distance to the Monkey Sanctuary from Johannesburg, best to do the Monkey Sanctuary as part of a full day tour, including other local items, wildlife or historical to create a full day tour.

Accordingly, to be able to structure a tour around your requirements and time available – we need to be supplied with clear timing’s and collection and drop off address – hotel name.

If one point is the airport – we need full flight details.

Thus, once we have these it will be possible to quote/advise and structure a day tour including the Monkey Sanctuary or multi day package around your requirements.

Human interaction at Bush babies Monkey Sanctuary is accordingly kept to an absolute minimum.

Perfect wildlife tour options:

To include with the Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary to create a full-day tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria:

With the distance to be covered to the Sanctuary, best to do Bush Babies Sanctuary as part of a full-day tour. Including other local items, scenic, wildlife or historical to create a full-day tour.

However, if your time is short – we can supply the Monkey Sanctuary only.

South African wildlife Sanctuaries


Cheetah Sanctuary, South Africa


Sanctuary tour – gentle giants – Elephants

These two sanctuaries are in the same area as the Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

Also in the same area or en-route:

Hartbeespoort dam:

Surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range – with its scenic 56 kilometres of shoreline with Art and Craft markets.

Aerial Cableway, Hartbeespoort: Spectacular panorama views of Hartbeespoort dam, Magaliesberg and surrounding area from the aerial cableway and viewpoints and walkway on top.

Paleo tour – Sterkfontein and Maropeng – part of Cradle of Humankind – as extra on the day of Bush Babies Sanctuary


It is possible to include the Lesedi Cultural Village after the early morning program at the Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary.

En-route tour:

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary works well en-route to or from the Pilanesberg National Park.

For multi-day tour options including the Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary.

Bird tours

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South Africa cultural and historical tours:


Covering major sites and Soweto’s turbulent past.


Financial capital of South Africa tour


Pretoria City (Tshwane) fully guided day tours

Monkey Sanctuary Hartbeespoort is surrounded by the Magaliesberg mountain range.

Magaliesberg saw some significant battles towards the end of the Boer War.

Thus, private, professional, and reliable tailor-made tours

Monkey Sanctuary Hartbeespoort
Monkey Sanctuary-Hartbeespoort

The planning stage of South Africa safari/tour/trip

So if you are in the planning stage of a South African trip, we can help.

Please supply the duration that you are looking at, group size, then your estimated dates and duration.

Then additionally what you wish to include in this time, and we can advise using our extensive South Africa experience.

Contact Ekala Tours

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Private collection and drop off – Professional fully guided tours – 7 days a week
This with a highly experienced guide

Commercial Game Parks – Captive wildlife industry – As Lion and Safari Park + Rhino and Lion Reserve

Most tourists who visit a captive wildlife facility, are unaware of the negative impact of these Commercial run “parks”

Due to conservation issues that Ekala Eco Tours finds unacceptable – we do not support these types of commercially structured “Game Parks”.

Commercial “parks” that breed lions (or simply have lions) for financial gain – must, in Ekala’s opinion, be avoided. Even if you are supplied the tour for free.

Private “parks” are never the best options – specifically in an artificial environment – structured as a moneymaking facility only, with little regard for the wildlife and the long-term sustainability. The entire world is moving away from such facilities.

Options that would leave you with a better experience – not a feeling that you would have negatively contributed to conservation in general and to the ultimate death of the lions encountered.

Lion type safari “Parks” are the cheapest option available for any wildlife experience – however, at what cost to the lions.

Although a slight difference between the Lion and Safari Park and Rhino and Lion Reserve – in our opinion – both have conservation issues and should be avoided. Thus, currently, we (Ekala Eco Tours) are not supplying tours to either.

If a tour to one of the natural wild locations is to be supplied by Ekala – we will highlight the industry of canned hunting and its attachment to these private parks. The differences between the various “parks” and “sanctuaries” i.e., Pilanesberg and Kruger National Game Park, will be explained.

Lions, are listed as vulnerable to extinction, with decreasing wild population size. Breeding in captivity does not rectify the problem.

Not a single captive-bred, hand-reared lion (as would come from a private “park” type facility) has been successfully released into the wild. There is no conservation purpose to breed lions or to keep them in captivity.

Handled lions can’t be introduced into the wild. Other than hunting, there is no sustainable market for lions.

What you may experience is pleasing to the eye, it is however what goes on behind the scenes that is horrifying. Over 3 lions – PER DAY – are killed in South Africa for the trophy, bones, claws, and teeth market. All these lions come from private lion “parks”. Thus, Ekala refuses to be a part of this industry.

Ekala is not against legal and ethical forms of sustainable hunting, and recognises the role that hunting plays in many conservation programs. However, the current figure of profits from hunting, for Africa, of the actual value, trickling down to the local community is less than 3%.

Ekala complies 100% with the international efforts to eradicate animal abuse.

Ekala’s opinion and avoidance of lion facilities:

Any facility;

1. That breed with lions or trades in any way with lions has no conservation value.

2. Using the excuse that their breeding programs are for conservation purposes – No conservation purpose to breed lions.

3. Breeding of lions in captivity – because when they get to full size, there is no market for them other than hunters.

4. Breeding on-demand, removing cubs from mothers prematurely, bottle-fed, then “selling” cub interactions.

5. That has no interaction in any way – they essentially are still a lion breeding factory.

6. Selling walking with lion opportunities.


Most of the above apply to captive cheetah facilities, specifically those that make no genuine efforts at reintroduction programs or promote the survival of free-ranging cheetahs. These reintroduction programs are possible for the cheetah where it is not possible for lions.

Only one of the many (around 80 in South Africa) cheetah sanctuaries that Ekala is aware of, support breeding programs of the Anatolian shepherd dogs, used by farmers to mitigate the human/wildlife conflict.

Monkey Sanctuary tours

With Ekala – Then far more than simply a set time Monkey Sanctuary tour

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Monkey Sanctuary

Our wildlife and Monkey Sanctuary tours are non-invasive

Accordingly, no wildlife interactions

As a result, focusing on the national game reserves – naturally wild.

Additionally, promoting conservation and education.

Hence, Kruger and Pilanesberg National Game reserves.

We do not support private – commercially based “parks”.

Thus, an experience that will be remembered for the right reason.


Private collection and drop off.

Additionally supplied as a fully guided professional Monkey Sanctuary and wildlife tour.

Thus covering en-route to or from the Monkey Sanctuary as may be possible from collection to drop off.

As a result, not simply a point to point tour with a driver.

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Hence, providing quality time on your interests and requirements.

While striving to make the best, long-lasting memories for you.