The Vervet Monkey Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) and one of the biggest primate rehabilitation centres in South Africa caring for a large number of indigenous Vervet Monkeys, helping injured and orphaned primates to be re-introduced into natural areas.
There are a number of ways in which you can support the foundation and help provide for the hundreds of vervet monkeys in our care. Our ongoing projects such as Vervet Forest and Monkey Watch are dependant on volunteers, with injured monkeys medical expenses dependant on kind contributions, daily food supplies dependant on farmers and fruit markets. Please request our wish list if you feel you can help in anyway.
The Vervet Monkey Foundation runs a unique volunteer program for people interested in caring for primates or who are planning on working with primates as a career to get a hands on experience in all aspects of running a wildlife sanctuary, it is also an ideal place for zoology or anthropology students to research natural primate behaviour .
We are open to the public by appointment only and we can be contacted on the numbers provided if you wish to look around a donation of course would be required.
The Vervet Monkey Foundation became a member of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) in 2006 and in May 2010 became GFAS Verified (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries). This verification status means that the Vervet Monkey Foundation meets the comprehensive definition of a true sanctuary, meets standards of excellence and provides humane and responsible care of the animals in accordance with GFAS guidelines.