Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
4.5
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world's first multi-species, free roaming primate sanctuary with 12 hectares of indigenous forest which is home to over 500 primates of 9 different species; Squirrel, Capuchin, Howler, Vervet and Spider monkeys, Saki, Gibbon, Ring-tailed and Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs all enjoy the freedom to climb trees, forage amongst the undergrowth and live a life that is far removed from where they came. Ex-pets, laboratory animals and surpluses from zoos that used to live in cages now have the opportunity to behave in a way that is natural to them. Our experienced rangers will guide you on a one-hour tour of the forest, pointing out the different species whilst offering a wealth of information on their ecology and conservation. An added attraction is the 128m long suspension bridge that stretches across the forest canopy offering magnificent views of the surrounding forests.
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MelSavage
Bedfordshire, UK113 contributions
I was really looking forward to visiting monkeyland, it’s been on our itinerary for two years and we certainly enjoyed it but I’m not sure I liked it as much as I thought I would. We made a bad choice of wearing shorts (top tip: wear long trousers!) and even though we used insect repellent, were bitten by mosquitoes a number of times. I also expected more varieties of monkey where in fact I think there are five I think. The guide was good and the monkeys cheeky so not sure why I didn’t enjoy it more? From Monkeyland we walked over to Birds of Eden which was fabulous, doing both in a day was perfect.
Written 11 May 2022
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dotang928
3 contributions
Nice experience, The guide is excellent!

but 30 minutes are enough to experience all the 9 species.
Definitely recommended, especially when it is raining.
Written 7 May 2022
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Dear dotang928 Thank you kindly for taking the time to do a review. I am very shocked to hear you did the tour in 30 minutes. Our tours are normally 1 hour and I will take it up with the guides to make sure to not make the tours shorter unless requested by the clients. Kindest Regards Vijver
Written 23 June 2022
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Mermaid_Nix_ZA
Johannesburg, South Africa57 contributions
Mar 2022
Loved Monkeyland. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging and made the hour's walk through the sanctuary very enjoyable and entertaining.

The monkeys roam freely and although you can't physically interact with them, you are right up close in their environment. (Just be careful that they aren't overhead or you could get pooped on). The walk is an easy stroll and you have enough time to observe the monkeys eating, playing, jumping or just checking out the funny 2 legged visitors in clothes (us). Highly recommended.
Written 15 March 2022
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Mr. T
6 contributions
Feb 2022
This was an awesome experience. The tour guide, Andy, was so funny and knowledgeable you could feel the passion he had for what he was doing. Very cool to see, hear, and learn about different types of monkeys/lemurs/gibbons. Can't wait to go back!
Written 3 March 2022
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
Feb 2022
One is taken on a guided tour through the sanctuary which lasts for about 45mins. There are feeding stations throughout so you guaranteed of seeing most of the monkeys/lemurs. Most are habituated so pose for pics & generally don't run away . The tour is quite informative providing information about what monkeys feed on , where they come from & general habits. The setting is very peaceful but some monkeys make quite a noise when hey sense any predators , mainly birds.

Close to Birds of Eden , 200m , where you do a self guided tour. There is also a restaurant on site .

It is worth taking the combo ticket where one can visit Jukani/Monkeyland/Birds of Eden on different days if you so wish
Written 28 February 2022
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Bert K
10 contributions
Jan 2022
You want to learn something about Monkeys: go here. A lot of different species and a ranger who can tell you everything about it. Try to be there around feeding time, 3-4 pm.
Written 7 February 2022
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S T
8 contributions
Jan 2022
You are guided in a group around the bush where the monkeys are free to roam, they looked healthy and relaxed unlike many caged animals. Capuchin monkeys, plenty of vervet monkeys and loads of lemurs are easy to spot, three other species which were harder to find and two species rarely seen. The tour took about an hour.
Written 20 January 2022
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Tshepo
3 contributions
It was so fun. The tour guide was just incredible. We enjoyed the lessons, humor and also connecting with anther family we know each other from UCT
Written 6 January 2022
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vengapower
El Jebel, CO7 contributions
Nov 2021
Don't miss this on your garden route tour. A lovely sanctuary filled with primates from all over the world. Our knowledgable guide showed us all around this beautiful serene sanctuary.
Written 11 December 2021
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Stephanie G
Zurich, Switzerland226 contributions
Very interesting to see the monkeys and they definitely do good work with regard to the rehabilitation of all these monkeys (all coming from either captivity or injury). The walk is completely in the wild area so you walk right next to the monkeys. This means that strollers are not really possible (as you are going through roots and bushes and trees). Take a carrier if you want to put a smaller child into something. They could definitely maintain the facilities better and design the walk and the bridge better.
Written 21 November 2021
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