Elephant Sanctuary Hartebeespoortdam
Visitors are taken on a journey into the world of the African elephant and are guided through an unforgettable experience with these magnificent creatures. Visitors are able to touch, feed and get to know these animals. The Elephant Sanctuary is unique in that it offers visitors the incredible opportunity to walk hand-in-trunk with the elephants. Enter the world of the Africa Elephant. Understand the height at which an elephant stands and experience their environment from an elephant's perspective.
Established in 1971 by Ann van Dyk, the Cheetah Centre is a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of cheetahs and other rare and endangered species.Two hour guided tours are offered daily, and on certain mornings guests have the option to book a cheetah run and guided tour package. The cheetah run offers an opportunity to witness a breath taking high speed cheetah chase. Tours are led by a knowledgeable guides. Visitorsto the Centre will see a variety of animals including Cheetah, King Cheetah, African wild dog, Caracal and vultures amongst others.
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary is a privately owned multi-species primate rehabilitation centre situated in the foothills and gorges of the Magaliesberg mountain range, close to Hartebeespoort Dam in the North West Province of South Africa. Primates, such as our squirrel, spider and capuchin monkeys, are given a new lease on life at the Monkey Sanctuary. Previously raised as household pets, or bred for the pet trade, the monkeys are introduced to a wild world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural and environment as possible. The goal was to give them the opportunity to live as they would in the wild.
All the above Animal Sanctuaries can also form part of a custom Safari or Tour package.