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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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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a number of times, one of those times being on our honeymoon and now recently with 2 children. A gem of a place, a wonderful walk through the forest with the monkeys who are all happy, healthy and very well taken...More

Thank teamvisser2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone loved this tour of the monkey sanctuary. We saw so many monkeys up close and they seemed to enjoy following us along on our tour even though they are completely free roaming. The guide was wonderful and had such interesting stories. Highly recommend

1  Thank Megan80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great guide who was extremely knowledgable and took us on a great tour through this fabulous sanctuary. The highlight was seeing a gibbon swinging towards and then past us on the rope bridge, without a care in the world.

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place cannot be missed! Free roaming monkeys everywhere! We almost paid to go through the tour again we loved it so much. Tour guide Andy was hilarious and all staff there were very helpful and friendly. Kids of all ages - and adults as...More

Thank sunnycampbell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was good fun for a short stop. We had lunch here which was our main reason to stop in. But the tour of the sanctuary was great. The guide new her stuff about all the residents and we had plenty of time to see...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great seeing the different primate species roam freely in the sanctuary. We were lucky to see 10 of the 11 species. Our guide Rosalyn was fantastic. Highly recommend.

Thank nyvj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife and 2 kids (8mnths & 3yrs). The little ones enjoyed it thoroughly. The guides are very knowledgeable and we had a nice tour. The vervet monkeys are very naughty and would literally steal your valuables from you..... Please adhere to the...More

Thank Wynand V
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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