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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). Monkeyland first opened its gates to the public in 1998 amidst much skepticism, a sanctuary of this kind had never been attempted before; multiple primate...more
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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was a very enjoyable family or couple outing for two hours while in the area. The guide was knowledgeable and we recommend a visit if you have time. Prices were reasonable as well

Thank jonjo7
Reviewed 5 days ago

An alright addition to Birds of Eden. Not very informative, and if you don’t see one of the types of monkey, you are out of luck. Yes u can’t sit in one place and watch, but need to stay with your group. Our guide was...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visitinng the Monkeyland was really just plain awesome! We found out a lot about various species living there and heard some very sad stories about how some of the inhabitants came to be there. I very much like the fact all monkeys live "free" in...More

Thank Jolanda B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having been on many game drives in more natural environments, my expectation was not that high - but this monkey experience exceeded my expectations! We saw - up close - 10 of the 11 types of monkeys that they have here (including lemurs and gibbons,...More

Thank 4grantb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an experience. We had a lovely guide which was very informative of all the monkeys and clearly loved her job. It was an amazing experience to be so close and in the monkeys space, I was surprised how many species they have in...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been before to Monkeyland, we bought the three park admission and worked out as really great value. Our guide was a little disinterested during the tour, maybe he was just really tired. He did offer to take our photo and was kind to...More

Thank skistar15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful, lovely institution for poor animals. Jukani, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland are definitely worth a visit. Such a stunning and incredible place, really a paradise for the animals, who sadly had such a bad past. You can feel the love and passion...More

Thank Marcel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little walk around the park with the right amount of talking by the guide. Nice to be able to wonder and see monkeys eating! You can get pretty close and it’s a neat experience that you are walking amount wild animals and not watching...More

Thank SanPABosDC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our guided tour to Monkeyland. Our knowledgeable guide was Ralph, who was very good. We come from an area that has lots of wild monkeys, so before visiting we did not expect to be 'wowed' by this sanctuary. However, we were wrong!...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastic on our walk. She told us lots of facts about the different primates and ensured we saw all the species resident in the forest. The gibbons were the highlight of the tour. There...More

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17 October 2017|
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Response from shei211 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! there were several tours in english, and other languages also, but not so frequent. If you speak english, dont worry as youll be able to do a tour without waiting more than half hour...if you speak another language, then... More
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Response from Ryan J | Reviewed this property |
It's totally suitable. You only need to walk 20m into the bush to be surrounded by monkeys. Very flat and easy terrain to walk through.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay