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Vervet Monkey Foundation

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Good work and interesting

It was a really nice and interesting outing. It was also inspiring to see a group of mostly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Must visit ! Best thing to do in winter

We forgot to make a reservation , but just give it a try because we were disappointed by the rest... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Chris B
Antwerp, Belgium
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37 California Street | Tarentaalrand, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really nice and interesting outing. It was also inspiring to see a group of mostly volunteers so committed to helping monkeys in need. Worth a visit or even a day of volunteering if you have the time and inclination.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We forgot to make a reservation , but just give it a try because we were disappointed by the rest of Tzaneen. We were lucky, there was a family that did not show up and we took there place. A fantastic guide, all are volunteers...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have been fortunate to spend some time at the Vervet Monkey Foundation..The staff and volunteers are single minded in their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release any monkeys that are brought to the foundation Their knowledge, integrity, and team dynamic make for an excellent...More

2  Thank 831tracey
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The experience we had was amazing. The monkeys are well kept and cared for in natural, very large enclosures. The tour guide could answer our questions and every member of the team we walked past, welcomed us and were happy to share information about the...More

2  Thank moodieancic
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Not humanizing the monkeys, but actually saving them and finding wild adoptive mothers for the orphans. After seeing other places, this is the one I can believe in. All extremely sensible people. Volunteers come to work and help, not play with monkeys that later ill...More

4  Thank elc1957
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Our friend, Elena Lopez Carre from Spain, visited this sanctuary and spent some time with the owners. Her feedback is that she is EXTREMELY impressed with the wonderful work done here and the professional way Volunteers from all over the world are treated her!

3  Thank Douw J
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We spent a morning volunteering at the Vervet Monkey Foundation. It is not a tourist attraction! It is a dedicated sanctuary that is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers from all over the world. While we helped, the staff told us all about the Vervet monkeys and...More

2  Thank Nhiker
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Stayed at the vervet monkey foundation for two weeks. Honestly thought I would struggle with a vegan lifestyle but was amazed how fresh and how much choice there was. Had a great trip to Kruger park organised by the owners themselves. Great atmosphere great people...More

2  Thank sammysweet
Reviewed 6 November 2014

I volunteered here for three months. I actually extended my stay from three weeks! There really isn't enough space to describe fully the incredible experience but I'll try. Vervet Monkeys are lovely and this foundation works so hard to give these monkeys a natural life,...More

6  Thank MissEllie135
Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

I volunteered with the Vervet Monkey Foundation (VMF) for four months. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. It is very rewarding being able to work with vervets who are fascinating primates, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn about them through...More

4  Thank hellz2k7
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Marcia B
4 December 2016|
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My first volunteer experience was with VMF at 62 & loved it. Have done others too & about to try C.A.R.E. at the end of the year...now 70. Yes most of the volunteers are young, but the main thing you have in common is a love... More