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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
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

From the moment we arrived, we were watching monkeys everywhere! We watched monkeys outside the restaurants who were grooming each other and others hanging off the exit door, waiting for unsuspecting people to come out with some food! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made...More

Thank silverwedding
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Ok, here is how it goes, You enter via a gate which is contructed to keep the monkeys in, walk to the reception where they will tell you when the guide will pick you up and walk you through the park and then you have...More

Thank Florian254
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Lovely, lovely place to visit with the entire family. Was very entertaining to walk through the sanctuary with monkey's running around your feet or sitting on a branch right next to you. And talk about photogenic..... those monkey's know just when to smile for the...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

The walk through the enclosure is nice, but we didn't see very many monkeys and the guide's English wasn't too good.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This is well worth a stop.The staff are friendly and the one hour guided walk great for all young and small.Our guide was very informative and even though time was not on our side we love every minute,Do not forget to go to the wonderful...More

Thank krugerandmore
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We had been past this place so many times but I really didn't think that there would be anything that would interest me. How wrong I was!! You walk around and encounter these wonderful creatures in the "wild". This is not just a place for...More

Thank ThaboCapeStFrancis
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

If you visit the area of plett bay or Knysna you must visit Moneyland. After a visit in 2007 and saw Monkeys come into the open cafe area to steal food from people I wasn't holding out for much but I was most certainly proved...More

Thank ChezUK25
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

If you have the time, there is a ticket for 3 attractions, birds, monkeys and larger animals. All well worth a visit. Monkeyland is a chance to walk around a reasonably large enclosure with a guide, to encounter the monkeys in the trees, eating and...More

Thank Val C
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

This is not zoo-like. This is a massive park, teeming with primates (monkeys, lemurs, you name it) that get SO close! If you have any fascination with these creatures, don't miss this. I walked through, marvelling, ecstatic, grinning so widely! The guides were knowledgeable and...More

Thank CravingAdventure
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Explore this Sanctuary if you want to encounter different species of Monkeys. The guides are very polite, friendly and know their stuff well. Monkeys all around you, friendly and not dangerous at all. You can see them get fed. The Yellow squirrel and the I...More

Thank Saumya B
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BabyG-inaBottle
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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.
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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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