Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jane M
Vredehoek, South Africa28 contributions
Great experience
Amazing experience. Our guide was excellent and the park is doing so much good with rescuing these monkeys from all over.
Definitely a must for kids
Written 24 June 2021
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MervynGatcke
East London, South Africa290 contributions
Very Interesting wild animal sanctuary
Apr 2021
The monkeys were not really playing ball while we were there but it still did not detract from what is being done here.
And hats off to our guide.
Written 20 May 2021
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Hi MervynGatcke Thank you for your review, yes indeed they are not always playing around but thank you for kind words, it is indeed appreciated. Kindest Regards Vijver
Written 23 June 2021
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Damian B
Pretoria, South Africa23 contributions
Great experience
Apr 2021 • Couples
Want to thank Ricardo for an awesome tour - very knowledgeable and highly recommended to visit this sanctuary. Loads of monkeys & apes to see and they get quite close for some great photos.
Written 29 April 2021
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Sarah
South Africa13 contributions
Loved it!
Mar 2021 • Couples
Such a great experience, totally worth it! They’ve created a very natural sanctuary for a wide variety of monkeys that have been rescued from captivity. No touching is allowed, but you can still get quite close to the monkeys. Great guide too!
Written 21 March 2021
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Zeelandia P
6 contributions
Very cool
Feb 2021
The guide was very informative about the monkeys and area they lived in. Sadly it was a cold-ish day so the monkeys weren't very active.
Written 26 February 2021
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Verna
Cape Town, South Africa17 contributions
Very informative!
A wonderful guide who kept it interesting. A great walk through the sanctuary as the monkeys freely go about their business. A fun experience with a lively souvenir shop and friendly staff.
Written 7 January 2021
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tiaratoney
Houston, TX56 contributions
Unexpected goodness!
Jan 2021 • Friends
We stumbled upon this place after we finished Africanyon River Adventures. We weren’t sure about this place because it was kind of expensive (240R) but it was worth all of the money. You get an hour tour where a guide takes you around and explains all 9 species of monkeys they have there. These monkeys use to be in captivity and are now being dehumanized back into nature so you can’t touch them or feed them but they do walk all around you. They are so full of personality. It’s amazing to see them up close and in their element.
Written 3 January 2021
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Realist
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa2 contributions
Monkey paradise
Nov 2020
Well recommended. They do a good job and seems to be more than just a commercial business. Very knowledgeable and engaged guide, however the experience sometimes compromised by the size of the group and very dependent on the behavior of others in the group. It would be nice if one could be allowed to walk around quietly by oneself or maybe have the option of a private tour. Nonetheless, they deserve top marks!
Written 1 January 2021
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hendrik111
Pretoria, South Africa238 contributions
Lesson in humanity
Dec 2020 • Couples
Our trip to Monkeyland was extremely informative. A special shout out to our very knowledgable guide, Bert. The monkeys look extremely happy and they have a massive forest in which to thrive. A worthwhile experience to say the least.
Written 23 December 2020
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Paul Joubert
Pretoria, South Africa25 contributions
Very educational
This was a very fun experience. Saw a variety of monkeys and enjoyed being in their presence. The forest in which they are kept are so beautiful and adds to the experience. Very well kept. The guide was also great at giving information about the different types of monkeys.
Written 23 December 2020
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