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Bambelela Wildlife Care&Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Farm

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Address: 447 Groot Nylsoog KR, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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+27 14 736 4090

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Bambelela Wildlife ??? = Best Kept Secret

More than recommended, Enthusiastic management,Friendly volunteers and staff with the heart in the right place.definitely recommendable,budget friendly, and very educational.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

More than recommended, Enthusiastic management,Friendly volunteers and staff with the heart in the right place.definitely recommendable,budget friendly, and very educational.

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Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A group of us visited the centre and had a very informative, fun and uplifting experience at Bambelela. Our guide was friendly and imparted the aims of the centre in a very knowledgable manner and could answer any question put to her. The visit to the monkey kindergarten was an unforgettable experience and thoroughly enjoyable. The carers in the kindergarten... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the center after looking for things to do around bela bela on a cloudy day. It was a truly inspiring experience and all out fun for kids. You can have a short play with the orphan baby-monkeys. The guides tell you the history of the center and the monkeys and how they put them back in the wild... More 

Thank StevOM73
Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

What an amazing and fabulous experience my family and myself had at this beautiful gem in the valley outside Bela Bela. The accomodation was stunning, comfortable ans supplied us with everything we needed. The staff literally carried us for the duration of our stay - Sue , Dean, Belinda , everyone who had a hand in making our stay absolutely... More 

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Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Was lovely to see monkeys and baboons roaming freely, learnt a lot about the rehabilitation of monkeys, baboons and how the sanctuary was looking after orphan and the sick and trying to get them accepted into troops to release again into the wild. Definitely worth visiting, especially to see the babies.

Thank sylala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Saw a small ad in the local paper and rang ahead to arrange a visit, so worth a visit, the team do an amazing job and you can even go and work there a volunteer. The monkey interaction with the nursery was worth the extra money which goes towards milk for the babies etc.

Thank bournetoparty
Southampton, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stayed for 3 nights in a guest chalet in the grounds of the complex - extremely clean, comfortable and homely, self-catering (supplies have to be bought at either Bela-Bela or Modimolle). There is a fully-equipped kitchen and outside braai, so just stock up with supplies and bring it all in - (a very small on-site snack-shop for bare essentials will... More 

Thank vestysoffagain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

You will obviously see some vervet monkeys anywhere when travelling around southern Africa, and some of them can really be scary when you leave your food unguarded, but in Bambelela you will see them from completely differrent prospective. What they are doing here is quite interesting and it is a very interesting detour if you are travelling around. They also... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

stunning chalets nice and neat could look at cleaning the cob webs and replacing the mozzie nets there wholes are a bit big no under 12 should be a limit as they do have baboons that run around and keep the staff on there toes not too friendly outside in day light hour but great to have a late evening... More 

Thank RobMcC45
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Situated outside Bella Bella. Easy accessible via tar road and plane. The accommodation very good and various options, from very luxurious to simple. The bus is the main attraction with the big 5 and plenty different bird species. Most of the roads for normal vehicles and some you need 4 x 4. The Kalahari bush pup an must for the... More 

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Bambelela-Silke, Owner at Bambelela Wildlife Care&Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Farm, responded to this review

Hello, I believe this review wasn't meant for us ? We do not have the Big5 here and also no restaurant. We are mainly a Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Farm and hope to welcome you sometimes this side too. With ecological bushveld greetings Silke [Bambelela Wildlife Care NPC] More 

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