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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Monkeyland Guided Tour in Plettenberg Bay
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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 species all running free and together in one big forest. But despite the fears it was a huge success and the world's first multi-species, free roaming primate sanctuary has set a standard that other sanctuaries now aspire to. 12 hectares of indigenous forest is home to over 500 primates of 11 different species; Squirrel, Capuchin, Howler, Vervet and Spider monkeys, Hanuman and Spectacled Langur, 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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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide DuWayne was a really nice guy, so friendly and passionate which made this so great. It is a guided walk which I think worked really well. The monkeys are so entertaining and there's so many of them. Watching them move about the forest...More

Thank CHHisbad
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Monkey land three times since they opened. NB Be sure to spray with mosquito repellent that is provided at the entrance. During our resent visit we were a group of six adults. We also visited Bird of Eden and Jukani on...More

Thank GerritPretorius
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our kids loved it and the guide we had was very informative and easy. It was nice to see the monkeys so close.

Thank Aileen v
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited Monekyland on 2 different occasions and it's a great opportunity to see primates up close. Only one species, the vervet monkey, is native Africa as the other residents are rescue animals that had been kept as pets or other situations.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately this place is crawling with mosquitos and my whole family was being bitten to death. Not the fault of monkeyland of course. what was unacceptable is that 3 or 4 minutes into the tour we asked to leave due to the number of bites...More

Thank Foodlover664448
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here in december and it was just fab. The guides areellent and we had some really close encounters with the monkeys, lots of spieces to see and lern about. The monkeys are well fed and looked after. highly recommended

1  Thank JLW2370
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are about 600 monkeys from 11 different species in this 12 hectare free-roaming sanctuary. I will recommend that you go early in the morning because it gets quite busy later in the day. Because I was early I was lucky enough to walk through...More

1  Thank JacquesNelspruit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do this activity with next door Eden. It's the opposite of Eden with a guided tour (which is welcomed) and far from the structured Eden in the walk through "forest land" however the two locations compliment each other perfectly. Highly recommended.

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an interesting visit, learning and seeing the different species of monkey. We really enjoyed it. They are very loud!!

Thank michelleGon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is a real adventure with the Monkeys, our guide was nice,but not as lively as the one at Eden bird scantuary.

Thank Mike_G6308
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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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20 September 2017|
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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