Monkey rehabilitation project

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The sanctuary was founded in 1998 and it funds itself through revenue from tourists taking in educational tours in our 12ha free-roaming indigenous forest which houses several species and over 300 primates.

All the monkeys in the sanctuary were rescued from conditions of confident; be it in zoos, pets, circuses and laboratories.  We give them new freedom and a happy ending to their sad stories.

Visitors to the sanctuary have the opportunity to go out on a guided monkey safari, which is fun, exciting and also educational. A monkey safari is much more than just an unforgettable forest adventure: it’s the vehicle that allows visitors to become part of our rehabilitation process. Generally the visitors leave the sanctuary with a better understanding of the primates of the world and the problems they are facing.

Next door to the monkey sanctuary they have recently opened the world’s largest aviary with around 140 bird species, so any interested parties with bird knowledge and experience is a huge advantage. 

Please use reference: WV01 if you would like to apply. Thanks

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How does your trip to me help?

Volunteers will welcome new visitors to the sanctuary and explain to them how it works. Rules do not allow people to touch, feed or aggravate the monkeys in any way.  

Volunteers can become guides to take groups of people into the forest and inform them more about the primates.

Other tasks will include feeding, watering, helping out at the reception and helping with the cleaning the cages (some monkeys are in rehab).

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Location: South Africa



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How to get there

On arrival in Cape Town, we will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation.

If you wanted to do the orientation days we will book you into a backpacker for three nights and experience Cape Town’s most popular and famous spots like Table Mountain and Cape Point. You also get to explore Cape Town via a City Tour and experience of a township.

Your Cape Town orientation will begin the Wednesday before your Monkey rehabilitation project begins. So make sure, that you book a flight to Cape Town and allow for the extra time!

The weekend before your Monkey rehabilitation project begins, you can take a shuttle bus to the location.  

How much does it cost?

Monkey rehabilitation project fee - Euro 450


3-days orientation in Cape Town

Euro 195

Starts on the Wednesday before your project begins!

- Meet and Greet
- Airport transfer to accommodation
- Accommodation (3 nights)
- Township Tour
- Table Mountain
- Cape Peninsula Mountain Tour
- City Tour

Programme fee includes: 

· Placement with free accommodation
· Uniforms and full training
· 24 hour support from our partner organization near the location
· A donation to the Monkey rehabilitation project
· If booked orientation days: 3 nights in backpacker, activities in Cape Town

Programme fee excludes: 

· Flight to Cape Town and back
· All meals
· Transfer to the location
· Personal insurance (medical and travel) cover.
· Visas (not necessary for 90 days in the country)
· Personal expenses

Available days/best time to come

Every  Monday (except public holidays), year round.
2 weeks – 3 month is possible