Rehabilitation, Education, Sanctuary - The Vervet Monkey Foundation is a non-profit organization (#020 694 NPO) established in 1993. Our centre is based in Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. We rehabilitate and provide sanctuary to over 500 vervet monkeys, orphaned,Work out when and for how long to visit Vervet Monkey Foundation and other Tzaneen attractions using our handy Tzaneen road trip app.
injured, abused, ex-laboratory or unwanted pets. In addition to this we provide:
A facility to research the life style and environment of this species.
A program to rehabilitate orphaned and injured primates.
A program to research the claims of damage and problems caused by vervet monkeys and offer possible solutions to co-existence.
An education program to inform the public of the role that the vervet monkey plays in the eco-system.
A sanctuary for primates unfortunate enough to be unreleasable.
We also promote and help educate people about living an ethical vegan lifestyle.
Telephone SA: 083 4545 381
Vervet Monkey Foundation Reviews
I was a volunteer here from Feb 27th, 2029 to May 26th, 2019 and it was a blast. I encourage anyone to take a tour of the VMF if you are in the area of Tzaneen, South Africa. I don’t know what the... more »
This was a unique experience. The guides walked us through the grounds and talked us through all the wonderful work that is being done to preserve the little creatures. I trust that much more support.... more »
Fantastic place to volunteer and help Vervet monkeys. All food Vegan. Great respect for all animal life. Over 500 monkeys kept in large enclosures enabling them to be in troops as in the wild. Orphaned baby monkeys integrated into troops using foster monkeys to give them a family unit. Injured monkeys treated and returned to own troops in the wild. Great on the job training.
If anyone wants to experience an amazing volunteering time in South Africa then I can highly recommend the Vervet Monkey Foundation. It's a wonderful place, in the middle of nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You are surrounded by vervet monkeys, free living ones and the ones that are living in huge enclosures. The opportunity you get to work with the monkeys, in a big variety of tasks, is very rewarding. I've spent quite some time at the foundation, from 3 weeks to almost 3 years, and if I only could I would go back! I sure can say.. GO FOR IT!
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