Monkey around! Visit The Hidden Forest near Ballito

Monkey around! Visit The Hidden Forest near Ballito

The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary provides an adventure into the world of primates.

Monkey at Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary
The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary

Fancy spending some quality time with free-roaming primates such as capuchin monkeys (remember Dexter in 'Night at the Museum'?), buff-cheeked gibbons, squirrel monkeys, black howler monkeys, and spider monkeys?

Well, you can do just that at The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Monkeyland-KZN) near Ballito on the Dolphin Coast.

Opened in 2019, The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary offers visitors an up-close-and-personal experience with their monkeys and other wild animals. However, it must be noted that there is a no-touch policy within the sanctuary - something which is a non-negotiable for all visitors.

If you're lucky, you may also be able to spot ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs, bushbuck, and the very shy Natal duiker.

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Tours of The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary take place every 30 minutes, departing from the main reception. It is advised that you book your trip and tour in advance to avoid any disappointment. Please CLICK HERE for prices and availability.

The sanctuary operates from 08h30 to 16h00 every day of the week, including all weekends and public holidays. For those interested in paying the sanctuary a visit, it is advised that you wear comfortable closed shoes and apply mosquito spray.

After your tour of the forest, why not pick up a gift at the gift shop, let your kids run wild on the jungle gym, take in an educational film at the cinema, or chow down on a delicious pizza at the restaurant? All of this and more is available at the main reception.

To get in contact with The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary, CLICK HERE. For its location, CLICK HERE.

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