Where is The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary situated?
The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the Glendale Road, Shakaskraal, in the Dolphin Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal, just 20kms from Ballito. The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary is also just 38kms north of King Shaka International Airport.
To find us, simply put The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary into Google Maps or Waze. The simplest route is to take Exit 222 from the N2 (Tinley Manor Beach / Shakaskraal) and head inland towards Shakaskraal. After 6kms, you will reach the junction with the R102. Cross straight over the R102, heading towards Glendale. The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary is 10kms further down this road on the left hand side.
What species of wildlife live in the Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary?
Capuchin Monkeys, Black and White-Ruffed Lemurs, Ringtailed Lemurs, Buff-Cheeked Gibbon, Squirrel Monkeys, Spider Monkeys and Black Howler Monkeys, Bushbuck, Banded Mongoose and an extensive variety of birdlife.
Do you breed with the primates and other wild rescue animals who live there?
No, we do not breed at all. All the male primates are sterilised before being released into the The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary forest. Rescues, such as the Raccoons, whom will be arriving later this year (2023) are also sterilized before arrival and release into the wildlife sanctuary forest.
Can I hold, touch or feed the wild animals at The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary?
No you cannot. As with all of the SAASA sanctuaries, we have a strict hands-off policy. Touching and petting any of our wild animals is a form of harrasment. Follow the hashtag #HandsOffOurWildlife
What else is there to do at The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary?
Other than the guided forest tours we have a gift shop, a children's jungle gym, cinema and a licensed pizzeria, serving delicious wood-fired pizza.
How much does a guided forest tour cost?
Our day tickets are R350 per adult and R175 per child aged 3 to 12 years' old (under 3s are free of charge) and R840 for a Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 2 children).
We also offer membership tickets which are valid for 12 months. Members can visit as often as they choose during that year. These are R700 per adult, R350 per child and R1,680 for a family of up to 2 adults and 2 children. Contact us for rates for school groups.