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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 yesterday

Beautiful sanctuary with lots of monkeys roaming a very big park. Most of them are saved from abuse and they now seem to have great lives. Very nice and educated tour guides as well. Too bad you can't stay longer inside the park and have...More

Thank Bart V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here along with birds of Eden and out of the 2 this would be the favourite. You are taken around by a guide and we were lucky within the first few minutes to see a number of different varieties of monkeys and apes...More

Thank clmurray7
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very exciting to see the monkeys swinging through the trees and at the feeding tables. Our guide was excellent

Thank Trek16406367343
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monkeys can be pesky if you've encountered them where they run wild in places like Indonesia. However, at this sanctuary, they are well cared for and fed, so they do not go after visitors. This provides a good opportunity to see close up various monkeys...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost it is important to understand that this is a sanctuary not a zoo. The animals that are here were rescued from a variety of places where they were in captivity so they would not survive in the wild. I would guess there...More

Thank KoziakProductions
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The route takes about an hour and the guide we had (Valencia) was excellent. Personally I disliked the swaying suspension bridge at the end. This is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Thank VanninLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A guided walk through a monkey sanctuary housing many South American types which have been rescued or rehomed. There were a few gibbons and vervets but mostly the sanctuary homed spider monkeys, lemurs and one or two whose names I forget. It also housed tortoises...More

Thank lizzieathad20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very entertaining hour or so,with an extremely entertaining and knowledgeable guide.Around 500 different monkeys and apes are around, with most of them performing some sort of introduction to you on the way round.Again up close and personal to these animals is an absolute thrill,with...More

Thank Drusus4545
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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