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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 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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Monkeyland was a great place to get up close to a variety of monkeys. Each small group of visitors had their own guide who accompanied you around the park giving lots of information about the different types of monkeys seen. You didn’t feel rushed at...More

Thank Debra H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We discovered this place by accident and it was great, you walk along a jungle route with your guide for an hour and you see all types of primates and lemurs, would recommend it for any nature lovers or children and its a lot better...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth every mosquito Bite , Very Well mannared and Knowledgable Guide absolutely amazing experience enjoyed every second

Thank joelnight
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm a massive animal lover and visited here on reading lots of reviews and was not disappointed. There were lots of monkeys free roaming and you get taken round by a guide who was most informative. We were fortunate to cross the suspension bridge when...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day trip with the family to monkey land and birds of eden the walk through the monkeys enclosure was great relaxed and a bit scary for my lil ones (the walk accross the bridge) All in a very nice place to take the family

Thank chefmjblack
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very enjoyable afternoon here. The guided tour was most informative and we managed to see nine of the eleven species that live here. The feeding stations were busy with occupants and our guide explained the differences between the different species really well....More

Thank 555Henri
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guided tour was great. It’s amazing to see monkeys and lemurs move around freely and interact right in front of you.

Thank Ryan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This had to be one of the coolest experiences. You are walking through wooded areas and the monkeys are walking all around you. They come within inches of you. The guide was so knowledgeable and answered every question. . we were there around 1:30 and...More

Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased triple tickets (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani), which meant that each excursion turned out at a very reasonable price. After some initial confusion and irritation about being put on a tour that had already started, we really enjoyed the experience. It was...More

Thank Raquel_Unterslak
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is absolutely beautiful. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The monkeys are very active, and a pleasure to watch.

Thank Mike4462
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BabyG-inaBottle
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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rebmax
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.
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woodsideUK
28 January 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay
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